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Apprentice winner's new cafe in Wales is blasted by locals who say it 'looks like public toilets'

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer's new luxury seaside cafe has been blasted by locals who say its 'tacky' design 'looks like public toilets'.

Ms Spencer, 29, has been opening a string of dessert shops with her Ridiculously Rich brand since winning the £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar in 2016.

But her latest cafe has come under fire for its bright blue bricks which have been described as looking like public loos.

The eatery is set to open on May 22 in the coastal resort of Llandudno, North Wales.

Alana Spencer's new luxury seaside cafe (pictured above), in Llandudno, North Wales, which came under fire from social media users who said the design 'looks like public loos'

Ms Spencer (above), 29, has been opening a string of dessert shops with her Ridiculously Rich brand since winning the £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar

She said: 'We came to Llandudno earlier in the week and paint work was finished so I took a photo and put it on social media.

Alana Spencer: The Apprentice winner who made greeting cards aged 14 before moving onto selling homemade chocolates  

Alana Spencer won The Apprentice - and the £250,000 investment - aged 24 after impressing Lord Sugar and his advisers

Alana Spencer, originally from the small village of Llanrhystud in West Wales, started her first business making greeting cards aged 14 before moving onto selling homemade chocolates.

After juggling her AS levels alongside her business, Alana left school at age 16 and pursue her career.

She won The Apprentice - and the £250,000 investment - aged 24 after impressing Lord Sugar and his advisers, Karren Brady and Claude Littner, with her idea for a business delivering fresh baking goods across the UK. 

Ms Spencer relaunched the brand in 2017, months after winning the show, and turned over £500,000 in the first 12 months.

She later expanded the business with an Ambassador scheme, in which people could pay £1,000 in exchange for selling products at events across the UK.

'And I can't imagine what it would be someone who gets trolled on a regular basis. It must be so horrific.

'I just wrote - "It is not done yet guys, I hope you like it once it is finished."'

Ms Spencer won The Apprentice in 2016 and got a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar. 

Lord Sugar ended his business association with Alana three years later.

Ms Spencer bought back all of Lord Sugar's shares to become sole owner and director of the firm, which she relaunched in 2017.

She later expanded the business with an Ambassador scheme, in which people could pay £1,000 in exchange for selling products at events across the UK.

The £150 'Cakepreneurs' scheme was billed as a lower level, less time-intensive option.

Sign-up is done via the website, from there on they will receive products to sell each month.

The reality star previously said she was aiming to make the business more accessible to future budding business owners.

Speaking about the idea in 2018, Ms Spencer said: 'It was my childhood dream to be able to bake cakes for a living and with Lord Sugar's investment I've been able to make this a reality.

'The "Cakepreneurs" initiative is allowing me to share this dream with many more people like myself and I can't wait to see all their successes.'

Lord Sugar said at the time: 'Over the last 18 months, I've watched Alana work incredibly hard to build her Ridiculously Rich by Alana empire, and now other budding enthusiasts are going to have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge she's acquired.

'I'm looking forward to the launch of the "Cakepreneurs" initiative and to continue to see the business grow into one with a very exciting future.'

The luxury hand-made cake company now supports almost 50 franchisees across the country.

Ms Spencer expanded the business with an Ambassador scheme, in which people could pay £1,000 in exchange for selling products at events across the UK

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