Lord Sugar has led tributes to the former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs, who was found dead in the Isle of man, describing him as one of the show's "stand out characters".

Stuart was the youngest ever candidate when he appeared on the BBC One show in 2010, at 21 years old and was famous for his one liners such as "Everything I touch turns to sold" and and "I'm Stuart Baggs the brand".

The body of the 27-year-old, who ran a telecommunications company, was found by police after they were called to a property in the capital Douglas. Police say his death was "sudden and unexpected" but not thought to be suspicious and they have asked for privacy for his family and friends.

Stuart was knocked out at the interviews stage on The Apprentice and the series was eventually won by Stella English, but he became a cult favourite with his steady stream of catchphrases.

The presenter of The Apprentice Lord Sugar paid tribute to Stuart and said: "Terrible news Stuart Baggs has died. My sincere condolences to his family and friends RIP one of the stand out characters of the apprentice."