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Monday 23 October 2017

Apprentice Liz to wed Ireland star

THIS stunning contender for Alan Sugar's Apprentice job is preparing to walk up the aisle with Ireland goalie Wayne Henderson.

Liz Locke (24) is engaged to her long-term boyfriend, the Republic of Ireland squad goalkeeper.

But the successful businesswoman is a world away from the WAG stereotype and has already carved out a career in investment banking.

Feisty

Dubliner Wayne (27), who first lined out for Ireland in February 2006, has been dating the feisty businesswoman for a number of years.

You're Fired host Dara O Briain has already tipped Liz for the top and said that she was "impressive" in the first weeks' tasks.

Liz, originally from Birmingham is living in London while her fiancee plays for second division Preston North End.

Wayne comes from a long line of goalkeepers, his dad Paddy Henderson played for Shamrock Rovers in the 60s while his older brothers also played in the League of Ireland.

But just two years ago, the goalie feared that his career in soccer was finished when he suffered a serious back injury.

He credited his long-term love with aiding his recovery.

"My fiancee Elizabeth has stood by me all the way and it's people like that who get you through," he said.

A self-confessed health fanatic, Liz said: "I'd liken myself to Lamborghini, fast, exciting, stylish and successful."

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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