Apprentice Ben has fighting spirit after leaving TV show
Apprentice star Ben Clarke was obviously enjoying being let off the leash from RTE show Celebrity Lord of the Rings.
The business guru was spotted making the most of having to withdraw from the show due to a health scare by hitting the town with a vengeance over the weekend.
The Diary spotted him with a male pal in Residence on Saturday night before the pair made their way to Krystle nightclub to continue the fun.
At one stage, the bulked-up TV star was looking particularly enamoured with a pretty brunette as the pair got cosy in a corner.
Although rumoured to be dating model Niamh Walsh, he is obviously making the most of his time in Dublin, as he gets to know the local beauties.
The British Apprentice contestant was scheduled to have his first fight for the new reality show on Saturday. However, just before the clash was due to start, programme chiefs revealed their concerns over his MRI pre-match scan. The financial analyst was told it was too risky to let him go ahead with the fight and have decided to replace him with DJ Ray Shah ahead of the series' first programme this Saturday.
Ben told the Diary he was "very disappointed" with what happened, but he had to accept the decision of the producers. "I've been training non-stop for more than a month for the show and I was looking forward to getting stuck in so I am a bit gutted alright," he said.