Former ‘The Apprentice’ contestant Stuart Baggs found dead, aged 27

Police say there is 'nothing to indicate that his death is criminally suspicious at this time'

Stuart Baggs, a former contestant on The Apprentice, has been found dead on the Isle of Man. He was 27 years old.

His body was found by police at 9am this morning following a call to a house in Douglas, the island’s capital. A police spokesperson told the BBC that there is “nothing to indicate that his death is criminally suspicious at this time”.

Baggs became the youngest ever The Apprentice contestant when he appeared on the BBC One series in 2010 at the age of 21. He made it to the business reality show’s semi-final, having becoming known for making memorable claims such as “Everything I touch turns to sold” and “I’m not a one-trick pony… I’m a whole field of ponies”.

Baggs lived and worked on the Isle of Man, where he served as managing director of a company called BlueWave Communications Ltd. Earlier this week he launched a new home hub product which he said would “revolutionise the Isle of Man” by improving its broadband service. He tweeted about the project as recently as yesterday.

Since news of his death broke online, Sir Alan Sugar has tweeted to offer his condolences to Baggs’ family, calling the late entrepreneur “one of the stand-out characters” of The Apprentice.