But she wasn’t letting the bubbles go to her head.
The owner of Donegal company MediaBox wisely kept a low-profile on the first episode of the hit TV show and was rewarded for her tact.
While others boasted about taking on the sales world, the mum of two sold sandwiches with a smile as part of Bill Cullen’s first task.
Joanne was part of Team Zest – the team that wasn’t brought back into the boardroom!
And by winning the task, she and her fellow entrepreneurs were rewarded with a champagne-tasting evening.
Joanne did give a little insight into the fact that she wasn’t afraid to get to the errr…bottom….. of any problems!
“If I see someone in a hole I tend to pull them out of it. I have to be careful not to pull someone out of their own hole,” smirked Joanne.
She’s a cheeky one our Joanne!
Let’s just hope she’s not digging her own grave before the final in December.
At least she’s not gone on her first day.
That honour went to Aisling Smith– who left her boyfriend in Australia to come and win the show.