The show's youngest ever contestant, Stuart Baggs, was discovered by the police the day after his 27th birthday

The Apprentice fans have been left shocked and saddened as the show’s youngest ever contestant Stuart Baggs has been found dead.

The 27-year-old, who was known as ‘The Brand’, was discovered by police at a property on the Isle of Man.

A police spokeswoman said there was ‘nothing to indicate that his death is criminally suspicious at this time’.

He was the show’s youngest ever candidate when he appeared on the BBC One show in 2010, at 21 years old.

Stuart became of of the best contestants on the show mainly for his well-thought-out one liners.

Sadly, one of his best quotes from the show now seems much more poignant: ‘I’m alive: there are so many people that aren’t alive or have died, unfortunately. I’m alive; that’s a gift, frankly. I wake up early every morning once I’ve had the sleep I need. I go out and make money.’

Stuart’s body was discovered by police on Thursday morning – the day after his 27th birthday – after they were called to a property on Central in Douglas at around 9am.

Stars of the show and Lord Sugar have paid tribute to Stuart:

The Plymouth-born entrepreneur lived in the Isle of Man for most of his life and ran a telecommunications company.

Stuart got nicknamed ‘The Brand’ after appearing on Alan Sugar’s show. ‘I’m Stuart Baggs ‘The Brand’ – I’ve got a certain type of charisma,’ he said trying to land the prestigious job.

His other best quotes include:

‘Everything I touch turns to sold’

‘Excuse me Sir, you look like a sausage connoisseur.’

‘Come on ladies and Gentlemen, fancy a taste of my jellied eels?’

‘I don’t want any arse-covering. I hate that as a practice. No arse covering – happy days!’

‘I’m not a one-trick pony, I’m not a 10-trick pony, I’m a whole field of ponies – and they’re literally all running towards this job.’

Check him out in action:

Stuart recently starred on an episode of Come Dine With Me.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Lydia Southern