The Apprentice candidates' intro quotes ranked in order of cringe | Metro News
Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert has been announced as the new host of The Apprentice spin-off show You're Fired. Lord Sugar returns for another series of The Apprentice on BBC the usual spin- off episodes including Meet The Candidates and The Final Five. business executive who joined the panel in to replace Nick Hewer. Read more The Apprentice contestant Scott Saunders quits show Waterman- Smith revealed that she would not be appearing on BBC Two spin-off The Apprentice: You're Fired Meet The Apprentice candidates.
History[ edit ] Following the success of the first series of the American original of The Apprentice on NBCwhich drew in considerable viewing figures, rumours began to surface that there was a possibility the programme could receive a UK version. In MarchFremantleMedia confirmed that these rumours were true,  revealing that it was in negotiations to sell the rights to the UK franchise with two broadcasters - BBC and Channel 4. At the time, the broadcaster's initial choices included Philip GreenFelix Dennisand Michael O'Leary   but when approached to front the programme, each respectfully declined the offer given to them.
Eventually, the BBC approached Alan Sugar as their next choice, and on 19 Maythey announced that he had been chosen to head the programme's first series. Candidate selection[ edit ] The show's initial stage, which is not filmed, focuses on open auditions and interviews held across the country ; this stage searches for the candidates for a series before filming of it begins, which often attracts thousands of applicants.
Following this, between 20 and 30 applicants are chosen and given an assessment by a psychologist, receiving further checks by the production team and providing them with references, before the final line-up is selected from this group and filming can begin.
The number of candidates who appear in a series has varied over the show's history, though always consists of a balanced number of men and women, with the exception of the fifth series in which a candidate was forced to drop out before filming began, leaving little time for a replacement to be found.
For the first two series, fourteen candidates were selected to take part, before this figure was increased to sixteen between the third and ninth series to allow for multiple firings to occur at Lord Sugar's discretion. To mark the tenth series of the show, the production team allowed twenty candidates to take part, the highest number of participants across any variation of The Apprentice.
Between the eleventh to the thirteenth series, the production team selected eighteen candidates to take part in the show, before deciding to return to sixteen candidates prior to the start of the fourteenth series.
The Apprentice 2015 candidates’ intro quotes ranked in order of cringe
Both teams are briefed by Lord Sugar over what the task involves, which also includes the rules they must adhere to i. Both teams often appoint someone in their team as the project manager PMwho acts as the team's leader and deals with important key decisions, with the choice usually derived from either a candidate's background, or the amount of confidence the team has in their choice, although Sugar himself can either suggest who the team should pick as their PM, or nominate a candidate into the role, based upon his opinion of their performance in the process, their background, or, since the seventh series, from what he has seen of their business plan.
Each team is provided with two vehicles to use to get around during a task and can only split into two sub-teams for each task, though for some they may also be provided with additional items for them to use, an example being a shop space they can sell in; in one particular kind of task used regularly on the show, teams are given a dossier that dictates what items they need to find with specifications that they must adhere to.
Although the teams are expected to work together, the competitive nature of the show means that candidates will often focus on their individual roles and needs rather than the greater good of the team, primarily to prove themselves worthy of winning the process and increasing their chances of making it into the Final of the series. During the execution of their task, each team is followed by one of Lord Sugar's aides, who notes down their opinions, observations and thoughts for later reference in the boardroom, mostly on any noteworthy matters, such as performance, mistakes, and issues, minor or serious; while it is rare for them to intervene, they may do so if an issue arises in the team's actions that needs their attention.
After the review, the task's results are announced, whereupon the winning team advances to the next stage of the process and leave to enjoy a reward set out for them, while the losing team is dispatched to the "Losers' Cafe" to discuss amongst themselves over what factors contributed to their loss.
Lord Sugar broke the news on his official Twitter account.
The Apprentice Air date, time and what is the task this week? - Mirror Online
He also shared a joke letter claiming to be from his nemesis Piers Morgan along with some 'official' merchandise. The candidates have now been officially revealed and the line-up is a mixed bunch from a biscuit heir to a wannabe Wolf of Wall Street. The full line-up Image: PA What are the challenges? Week One - Malta For the first task, Lord Sugar wanted to see the negotiation skills of the sixteen candidates and flies them off on a surprise trip to Malta.
Sarah Bryne was the first one to be fired. Week Two - Comics In the second week, the candidates created a comic aimed at children and pitched the idea to leading figures in the industry to secure orders. Candidates needed to demonstrate skills of creativity, productive pitching and team work. David Alden was the second to be fired.