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Apprentice man Christopher Farrell awaits fraud probe

Christopher Farrell
Image caption Christopher Farrell has avoided being sacked in The Apprentice series

One of the contestants in BBC business talent show The Apprentice will find out in December if he is to be charged with fraud.

Mortgage broker Christopher Farrell, 29, from King's Tamerton in Plymouth, was arrested on 4 August in the city.

Mr Farrell's bail has been extended until 8 December, pending a decision from the Crown Prosecution Service, said Devon and Cornwall Police.

Police have not revealed the details of the fraud allegation.

A spokesman said: "Christopher Farrell has been further released on police bail to attend Charles Cross police station in Plymouth on December 8 pending a charging decision by the Crown Prosecution Service."

Mr Farrell has so far avoided being fired in the current series of The Apprentice which was filmed in autumn 2009.

He says on the BBC show's website: "I've been to the other side of things where friends lose legs, lose limbs, so I know I'm lucky to be where I am.

"I was a sniper in the Royal Marines and I take that killer instinct across into business."

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