New Addington Secret Millionaire yob is out of job after six weeks

Secret Millionaire yob out of job after six weeks

Alex has been suspended

Bobby Dudani

First published in Local news Exclusive by , Chief Reporter

An unemployed uncouth criminal who was offered a second chance by the Secret Millionaire TV show has been suspended from a new job after just six weeks, following a disagreement with colleagues, we can reveal.

The boastful yob named as Alex threatened to rob and steal from Bobby Dudani, founder of the global chain Computer Exchange (CeX) who went undercover in New Addington on Monday's episode of the Channel 4 series.

Within minutes, the aggressive serial offender 20-year-old said if he was offered a job he would be good for two months before he would "take your till, take the safe. I will tie you up and leave you at the back and put fags out on you".

Struggling to decide how best to help Alex, who blames his employment failure on a string of previous convictions including violence and robbery, Mr Dudani eventually got him a job with Able Clearance Removal, based in the town.

He agreed to pay his wages and said he would give him a career, if he was successful in the role for a year.

But six weeks after starting he has been suspended "pending negotiations after a 'disagreement' with another employee in a removal van, the Croydon Guardian has discovered.

Company owner Trevor Terrett said: "Until this incident he was good as gold, honest and conscientious while he was working. He was good and willing to learn.

"When Bobby was talking about this young lad I initially said no, because I couldn't afford to take anyone else on.

"Then he said he would pay his wages and I thought if he is willing to give the guy a chance then I am willing to give him a go too."

When contacted by the Croydon Guardian, Alex asked us to pay £1,000 for his story.

He was told we were unable to pay a fee to which he replied: "you can't pay me for a story? then you can go f*** mate" before hanging up.

After posing as a shopkeeper who lost his only shop in the riots, Mr Dudani visited three community groups in the show.

Pandemic Steel Orchestra which provides musical tuition to students were given £12,500, New Addington Boxing club were given £17,500 and Croydon Auto bike scheme received £15,000.

He also gave £21,000 to the Timebridge Community Centre, which was under threat of closure after their funding was cut by Croydon Council.

A spokesman for Zodiak Media which makes Secret Millionaire said :"We understand Bobby is still working with Alex to help him get back into the workforce."

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10:54am Wed 13 Jun 12

surrey-L says...

just proves some people arent worth helping!!
just proves some people arent worth helping!! surrey-L
  • Score: 2

11:54am Wed 13 Jun 12

snowwhite123 says...

And that is not a good enough reason to give up on young people either. Must keep trying to help them no matter what.
And that is not a good enough reason to give up on young people either. Must keep trying to help them no matter what. snowwhite123
  • Score: -2

12:25pm Wed 13 Jun 12

surrey-L says...

You can only help people that will help themselves!
Unfortunatley its too easy for the youth to give up these days and not have to work!
You can only help people that will help themselves! Unfortunatley its too easy for the youth to give up these days and not have to work! surrey-L
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Wed 13 Jun 12

bobby1956 says...

I'm sure he will be on the Jeremy Kyle show next
I'm sure he will be on the Jeremy Kyle show next bobby1956
  • Score: 3

4:05pm Wed 13 Jun 12

TheEverardedbutt says...

Why do scumbags get everything handed to them on a plate?

It is unbelievable the amount of opportunities the teenage criminals are given, while honest teenagers are largely ignored.
Why do scumbags get everything handed to them on a plate? It is unbelievable the amount of opportunities the teenage criminals are given, while honest teenagers are largely ignored. TheEverardedbutt
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Wed 13 Jun 12

scottishnproud says...

Yeah he only lasted 6 weeks but where in the article does it say Alex was to blame for the disagreement, ppl r to quick to judge others by their pasts
Yeah he only lasted 6 weeks but where in the article does it say Alex was to blame for the disagreement, ppl r to quick to judge others by their pasts scottishnproud
  • Score: -1

8:42pm Wed 13 Jun 12

GR-London says...

With the few jobs that are on offer and the millions of Eastern Europeans that are pouring into the country to grab them (thanks to Tony Blair) it is such a shame that a chance like this might be wasted.

Most people realise you have to put into life to get something out but unfortunately some realise when its too late.

Crime leads to two places, one of them is behind bars and the other is six feet under. There is no such thing as a successful criminal, if the law don't get you another criminal will.

Don't leave it too late.
With the few jobs that are on offer and the millions of Eastern Europeans that are pouring into the country to grab them (thanks to Tony Blair) it is such a shame that a chance like this might be wasted. Most people realise you have to put into life to get something out but unfortunately some realise when its too late. Crime leads to two places, one of them is behind bars and the other is six feet under. There is no such thing as a successful criminal, if the law don't get you another criminal will. Don't leave it too late. GR-London
  • Score: -2

12:10am Thu 14 Jun 12

DaisyDo says...

Given the chance of a lifetime in this day and age yet when throws it away demands payment for a news article and gives nothing but verbal ....... Ashamed he lives in the same area.... Thought we (as the area) were proving ourselves to be nothing like this. I was born and grew up in Addiscombe and now live here. But have to admit especially televised, quite embarrassed if now everyone thinks we are similar to this !!!!!
Given the chance of a lifetime in this day and age yet when throws it away demands payment for a news article and gives nothing but verbal ....... Ashamed he lives in the same area.... Thought we (as the area) were proving ourselves to be nothing like this. I was born and grew up in Addiscombe and now live here. But have to admit especially televised, quite embarrassed if now everyone thinks we are similar to this !!!!! DaisyDo
  • Score: 1

10:40am Thu 14 Jun 12

snowwhite123 says...

And some of these comments make you no better than the youth of today, so what example are you as an adult talking like that. Calling them scumbags!! TheEverardedbutt. You haven't a clue what some of youngsters have gone through by their parents, they are not to blame, which is why they need help.
And some of these comments make you no better than the youth of today, so what example are you as an adult talking like that. Calling them scumbags!! TheEverardedbutt. You haven't a clue what some of youngsters have gone through by their parents, they are not to blame, which is why they need help. snowwhite123
  • Score: -2

10:50am Thu 14 Jun 12

surrey-L says...

snowwhite123 wrote:
And some of these comments make you no better than the youth of today, so what example are you as an adult talking like that. Calling them scumbags!! TheEverardedbutt. You haven't a clue what some of youngsters have gone through by their parents, they are not to blame, which is why they need help.
and when they do get help they chuck it away and demand money like they are gods gift?
[quote][p][bold]snowwhite123[/bold] wrote: And some of these comments make you no better than the youth of today, so what example are you as an adult talking like that. Calling them scumbags!! TheEverardedbutt. You haven't a clue what some of youngsters have gone through by their parents, they are not to blame, which is why they need help.[/p][/quote]and when they do get help they chuck it away and demand money like they are gods gift? surrey-L
  • Score: 2

11:04am Thu 14 Jun 12

snowwhite123 says...

And the point in saying that is what???
And the point in saying that is what??? snowwhite123
  • Score: -2

12:09pm Thu 14 Jun 12

surrey-L says...

Your entitiled to your opinion as am i..

But your condoning bad behaviour due to "hard time with upbringing"
I didnt have the greatest upbringing but i dont rob, claim benefits or tell my boss that i will "take your till, take the safe. I will tie you up and leave you at the back and put fags out on you".
Your entitiled to your opinion as am i.. But your condoning bad behaviour due to "hard time with upbringing" I didnt have the greatest upbringing but i dont rob, claim benefits or tell my boss that i will "take your till, take the safe. I will tie you up and leave you at the back and put fags out on you". surrey-L
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Thu 14 Jun 12

snowwhite123 says...

I never said you wasn't entitled to your opinion. Another assumption.

He threatened it, he didn't actually do it. We have all said things out of acting "hard" when we were young, glad no one took me seriously.
I never said you wasn't entitled to your opinion. Another assumption. He threatened it, he didn't actually do it. We have all said things out of acting "hard" when we were young, glad no one took me seriously. snowwhite123
  • Score: -1

12:43pm Thu 14 Jun 12

snowwhite123 says...

One last thing, nothing wrong in claiming benefits, if its for the right reasons.
One last thing, nothing wrong in claiming benefits, if its for the right reasons. snowwhite123
  • Score: 3

1:04am Fri 15 Jun 12

G_Whiz says...

snowwhite123 wrote:
I never said you wasn't entitled to your opinion. Another assumption.

He threatened it, he didn't actually do it. We have all said things out of acting "hard" when we were young, glad no one took me seriously.
I don't think anyone will ever take you seriously!

He know's right from wrong, what to say and what not to say. It's his choice to upset people and our right to take offence.
[quote][p][bold]snowwhite123[/bold] wrote: I never said you wasn't entitled to your opinion. Another assumption. He threatened it, he didn't actually do it. We have all said things out of acting "hard" when we were young, glad no one took me seriously.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone will ever take you seriously! He know's right from wrong, what to say and what not to say. It's his choice to upset people and our right to take offence. G_Whiz
  • Score: 4

11:26pm Fri 15 Jun 12

motomoto says...

so....alex blames his employment failure on a string of previous convictions ?
Well who's fault is that ?....he has made bad choices in life and only he can be responsible for making those bad choices and after his recent outburst no prospective employer is going to touch him with a barge pole.
so....alex blames his employment failure on a string of previous convictions ? Well who's fault is that ?....he has made bad choices in life and only he can be responsible for making those bad choices and after his recent outburst no prospective employer is going to touch him with a barge pole. motomoto
  • Score: 3

6:25pm Sat 16 Jun 12

Urbon1 says...

snowwhite123 wrote:
And that is not a good enough reason to give up on young people either. Must keep trying to help them no matter what.
Perhaps you would like to employ him? He certainly seems an asset, a real keeper, great personal skills and a sense of warmth.
[quote][p][bold]snowwhite123[/bold] wrote: And that is not a good enough reason to give up on young people either. Must keep trying to help them no matter what.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you would like to employ him? He certainly seems an asset, a real keeper, great personal skills and a sense of warmth. Urbon1
  • Score: 3

12:27am Tue 19 Jun 12

Jonny English says...

SEND HIM TO THE FRONTLINE IN AFGHANISTAN - HE MIGHT LEARN SOME VALUES AND RESPECT
SEND HIM TO THE FRONTLINE IN AFGHANISTAN - HE MIGHT LEARN SOME VALUES AND RESPECT Jonny English
  • Score: 3

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