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What time is the Apprentice on TV tonight?

The Apprentice returned to our screens last week for the 17th edition of the programme on Thursday evening.

The candidates were tasked with creating a tour on the island of Antigua, with the boys going up against the girls.

The girls’ team decided to flog catamaran tours to tourists on the Caribbean island, however they lost out to the boys’ team who created more revenue. 

The quest is on! The Apprentice returned to our screens last week for the 17th edition of the programme on Thursday evening

The girls’ team made $487.50 once costs were taken off while the boys nearly doubled their earnings with $989 profit – $75 of which were tips.

Project manager Victoria Goulbourne bought Emma Browne and sub team leader Marnie Swindells back into the boardroom – with Emma ultimately sent packing.

MailOnline has compiled everything you need to know about the BBC competition show ahead of Thursday’s episode. 

Meet the candidates: 1. Marnie Swindells 2. Simba Rwambiwa 3. Dani Donovan 4. Gregory Ebbs 5. Victoria Goulbourne 6. Reece Donnelly 7. Avi Sharma 8. Denisha Kaur Bharj 9. Bradley Johnson 10. Joseph Phillips 11. Mark Moseley 12. Megan Hornby 13. Shazia Hussain 14. Shannon Martin 15. Sohail Chowdhary 16. Kevin D¿Arcy 17. Rochelle Anthony 18. Emma Browne

Meet the candidates: 1. Marnie Swindells 2. Simba Rwambiwa 3. Dani Donovan 4. Gregory Ebbs 5. Victoria Goulbourne 6. Reece Donnelly 7. Avi Sharma 8. Denisha Kaur Bharj 9. Bradley Johnson 10. Joseph Phillips 11. Mark Moseley 12. Megan Hornby 13. Shazia Hussain 14. Shannon Martin 15. Sohail Chowdhary 16. Kevin D’Arcy 17. Rochelle Anthony 18. Emma Browne

What time does the show start? 

Episode two of The Apprentice will be on at 9pm on Thursday December 12.

It will be airing on BBC One and will be available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

What is this week’s task?

After last week’s tropical location, the candidates will return to London, were they will meet Lord Sugar in Hutong in The Shard. 

He will inform them that this week’s task will see the teams make and sell bao buns to the public and corporate clients.

The candidates will have too manufacture two types of bun – selling savoury bao buns to the public and pitching a bespoke sweet bun to a corporate client.

Yummy: Lord Sugar will inform them that this week's task will see the teams make and sell bao buns to the public and corporate clients

Yummy: Lord Sugar will inform them that this week’s task will see the teams make and sell bao buns to the public and corporate clients

Tricky: The candidates will have too manufacture two types of bun - selling savoury bao buns to the public and pitching a bespoke sweet bun to a corporate client

Tricky: The candidates will have too manufacture two types of bun – selling savoury bao buns to the public and pitching a bespoke sweet bun to a corporate client

The team with the biggest overall profit once costs are deducted will win the task, while the other team will be at risk of being fired.

In typical Apprentice fashion, the task doesn’t go smoothly, with one team’s Jurassic-themed bun ‘leading to explosions in the kitchen’.

Meanwhile the other team won’t fare much better as they are ‘left in short supply after a maths meltdown’.

Competition: The team with the biggest overall profit once costs are deducted will win the task, while the other team will be at risk of being fired

Competition: The team with the biggest overall profit once costs are deducted will win the task, while the other team will be at risk of being fired

Who was fired last week?

Emma Browne became the first candidate eliminated from The Apprentice last week.

The senior account executive insisted she had ‘no regrets’ following her short time on the show after Lord Sugar booted her off for being disruptive in the team. 

Despite her driven work ethic, it wasn’t enough to keep her as a prospect for Lord Sugar, as she was eliminated after just one week.

You're fired! Emma Browne was the first candidate eliminated from The Apprentice

You’re fired! Emma Browne was the first candidate eliminated from The Apprentice

Lord Sugar said he didn’t want to put with disruption within teams and so she had to go.  

Following her exit, Emma insisted during an interview that she ‘applied because of my outstanding and profitable business idea.’

However she appears to be leaving the show bearing no ill feeling, as she revealed  the experience ‘was positive as can be’. 

She said: ‘Everyone’s there for the same reason so naturally, there were clashes etc but there were absolutely no hard feelings at all.’

First out: The senior account executive insisted she had 'no regrets' following her short time on the show after Lord Sugar booted her off for being disruptive in the team

 First out: The senior account executive insisted she had ‘no regrets’ following her short time on the show after Lord Sugar booted her off for being disruptive in the team

Emma, from County Kildare, has over five years of hands-on sales experience and previously said she wanted to win tasks by being honest about her opinions.

Reflecting on her experiences since being voted off, she said: ‘It was a little bit more intense than I expected, but nothing there’s nothing like a bit of pressure.’

‘Watching at home, you only see an hour, but it’s completely cut down. So that’s obviously one of the biggest things, because I would have thought from watching at home ‘that’s an hour and that’s it,’ but in reality, it’s filmed across hours upon hours.’

Despite being fired first by the business veteran, Emma said she still admires Lord Sugar the most out of the advisors on the show.  

She's out! Despite her driven work ethic, it wasn't enough to keep her as a prospect for Lord Sugar, as she was eliminated after just one week

She’s out! Despite her driven work ethic, it wasn’t enough to keep her as a prospect for Lord Sugar, as she was eliminated after just one week

She said: ‘If he had been there during the task his opinion could have been completely different, but I suppose that he’s made his decision from other people’s judgments.’

Emma believes she shouldn’t have been the first to go, due to the fact she got the most sales in her team and voiced that the beach wasn’t a good location for sales. 

She said: ‘I brought a lot of energy to the girl’s team which I think was seen as well and highlighted. I am a very positive person, and I remained positive throughout.’

Getting off to a bad start: The girls team hit the beach to try to tout their $135 tickets but struggled to get sales as the location was deserted

Getting off to a bad start: The girls team hit the beach to try to tout their $135 tickets but struggled to get sales as the location was deserted

Revealing her plans now her Apprentice journey is over, she said: ‘Hopefully I have my business up and running by next year. 

‘I’m actively looking for investment still so any investors out there, I’d love for them to get in contact. I have a really strong business plan that I’d love to get set up and running. If I get investment or not, I’m going to do it.’

Insisting there are no regrets from her experience, she said: ‘Yes, I absolutely don’t regret doing it. I think if you want to go for it, go for it 100%. I’m not going to be a sore loser, I put myself forward and someone had to go. I’m not painful about it.’

Who is left in the process?

ROCHELLE ANTHONY 

Glam: Rochelle owns a hair salon and academy in Bedfordshire and has compared herself to Kim Kardashian in the business world

Glam: Rochelle owns a hair salon and academy in Bedfordshire and has compared herself to Kim Kardashian in the business world

Bathroom selfie: She describes herself as 'tenacious, fierce and determined' and says together with Lord Sugar they would be 'an absolute force to be reckoned with'

Bathroom selfie: She describes herself as ‘tenacious, fierce and determined’ and says together with Lord Sugar they would be ‘an absolute force to be reckoned with’

‘I’m always being compared to the Kim Kardashian of the business world because I’m doing business with a hint of glam.’

Rochelle owns a hair salon and academy in Bedfordshire and has compared herself to Kim Kardashian in the business world. 

She describes herself as ‘tenacious, fierce and determined’ and says together with Lord Sugar they would be ‘an absolute force to be reckoned with.’

According to Rochelle, her biggest weakness is she doesn’t like the word ‘no’ and can’t let go, instead turning it into a ‘not yet’, but learns from her mistakes.

GREGORY EBBS 

Interesting: Gregory is the owner of an online antiques marketplace based in Shropshire and is also a local councillor, while he previously worked as a professional cannon-firer

Interesting: Gregory is the owner of an online antiques marketplace based in Shropshire and is also a local councillor, while he previously worked as a professional cannon-firer

Suits you! When he's not firing cannons, a quick look on Gregory's social media accounts prove he's into history

Suits you! When he’s not firing cannons, a quick look on Gregory’s social media accounts prove he’s into history 

‘My biggest weakness, some could call a strength in my opinion, is sometimes being a little too unusual.’ 

Gregory is the owner of an online antiques marketplace based in Shropshire and is also a local coucillor, while he previously worked as a professional cannon-firer.

He says his USP is ‘my ability to think outside the box and try out new and different things’ and confesses to being ‘slightly more unusual than most’.

He says: ‘I would say, a willingness to try different things and not being afraid to be slightly different is one of my biggest strengths. 

Speaking on his business idea, Gregory said: ‘I think the chances of making this business super successful is greater than anybody else’s, because it’s such a fantastic principle.’ 

AVI SHARMA

Youngest: Avi is this year's youngest candidate, and works as a city banker in London. He describes himself as 'confident' and 'optimistic' and says he can 'bring a smile to the most miserable face!'

Youngest: Avi is this year’s youngest candidate, and works as a city banker in London. He describes himself as ‘confident’ and ‘optimistic’ and says he can ‘bring a smile to the most miserable face!’

‘Some say I’m delusional, I prefer the term optimistic.’

Avi is this year’s youngest candidate, and works as a city banker in London.

He describes himself as ‘confident’ and ‘optimistic’ and says he can ‘bring a smile to the most miserable face!’

He wants Lord Sugar’s investment to help get him out of the ‘rat race’ of a banking job, boasting: ‘I’m the hardest working rat he’ll ever meet.’ 

BRADLEY JOHNSON

Success: Bradley is a self-made businessman, who is the director of a construction company in North Yorkshire. He prides himself on his work ethic and drive which he claims has allowed him to create a business that turns over half-a-million after being made redundant just four years ago

Success: Bradley is a self-made businessman, who is the director of a construction company in North Yorkshire. He prides himself on his work ethic and drive which he claims has allowed him to create a business that turns over half-a-million after being made redundant just four years ago.

‘I have a business plan that will see us turn over seven figures after year three and who knows where else that could take us.’ 

Bradley is a self-made businessman, who is the director of a construction company in North Yorkshire.

He prides himself on his work ethic and drive which he claims has allowed him to create a business that turns over half-a-million after being made redundant just four years ago.

He admits that his biggest weakness is public speaking, confessing: ‘I was always the shy kid at school, I hated having to stand up and read in English lesson’. 

DANI DONOVAN

In it to win it: Dani owns a hair salon in Hertfordshire, which she started as a teenager and believes the key to business is 'passion'

In it to win it: Dani owns a hair salon in Hertfordshire, which she started as a teenager and believes the key to business is ‘passion’

Dani, loves to share bikini-clad snaps from various tropical destinations when she's not hard at work

Dani, loves to share bikini-clad snaps from various tropical destinations when she’s not hard at work 

‘My biggest weakness is also my biggest strength.’

Dani owns a hair salon in Hertfordshire, which she started as a teenager and believes the key to business is ‘passion’.

She says she has a ‘unique’ personality and describes herself as ‘a different kind of business owner, which is a lot more relatable to people.’

Her self-confessed weakness, is ‘that nothing is ever good enough and that I always want more. This is a weakness because then I’m never content with what I have achieved. But it’s also a humongous strength – it is what has pushed me to come so far.’

She believes she deserves to win the programme because her business fills a ‘huge gap’ in the market, saying: ‘It baffles me that no one has done it yet!’

DENISHA KAUR BHARJ 

Brave: Denisha works as a financial controller in Leicestershire and says she's not afraid of getting out of her comfort zone

Brave: Denisha works as a financial controller in Leicestershire and says she’s not afraid of getting out of her comfort zone

‘I have always known what I wanted in life. I know the dreams I want to achieve. There’s only one Denisha Kaur.’

Denisha works as a financial controller in Leicestershire and says she’s not afraid of getting out of her comfort zone.

She describes herself as ‘strong, motivated and hard-working’ and says she can work under pressure, overcoming both professional and personal tests to reach success.

Denisha says she wants the investment opportunity because she wants to ‘be  mentored by the best to be the best.’

She argues she deserves it, because: ‘I’m a woman who wants to create an empire and have it all; to be able to provide for my family and to be an inspiration to young women. I dream big, but I work extra hard and know everything is possible.’ 

JOSEPH PHILLIPS

Unique: Joseph is a safari guide in South Africa, from Worcestershire and he believes that gives him the edge to be 'unique enough to succeed in the process', describing himself as the 'James Bond of the business world'

Unique: Joseph is a safari guide in South Africa, from Worcestershire and he believes that gives him the edge to be ‘unique enough to succeed in the process’, describing himself as the ‘James Bond of the business world’

‘If Lord Sugar wants to invest in a business to help save the ocean, one lip balm at a time, then I’m his guy.’

Joseph is a safari guide in South Africa, from Worcestershire and he believes that gives him the edge to be ‘unique enough to succeed in the process’, describing himself as the ‘James Bond of the business world’.

He admits that his biggest weakness is his dyslexia and say he ‘struggled to keep my head above water’ at school and keep up with his peers.

But Joseph said the diagnosis has now become a driving force to succeed and go further as he wanted to prove that you can still be anything you want to be with dyslexia.

He graciously adds: ‘I don’t deserve Lord Sugar’s investment more than anyone else in the process, but I do think I have something that they don’t.’  

KEVIN D’ARCY

Money talks: Kevin is an accountant from Dublin who began his water sports equipment business during lockdown while juggling his job

Money talks: Kevin is an accountant from Dublin who began his water sports equipment business during lockdown while juggling his job

‘With Lord Sugar as my business partner, I know we can ride that wave into the UK and beyond…’

Kevin is an accountant from Dublin who began his water sports equipment business during lockdown while juggling his job.

He claims his business has turned over just under half a million in two years and says that combined with his 10-year career in financial service sets him apart from the rest.

Kevin admits his biggest weakness to be: ‘I can be a little outspoken, so probably not knowing when to shut up.’

MARK MOSELEY

Ready: Mark is the owner of a pest control company in London, arguing that Lord Sugar can invest because the industry is worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year in the UK

Ready: Mark is the owner of a pest control company in London, arguing that Lord Sugar can invest because the industry is worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year in the UK

‘If Lord Sugar doesn’t pick me, then he’s missing a trick.’ 

Mark is the owner of a pest control company in London, arguing that Lord Sugar can invest because the industry is worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year in the UK.

He is also a former soldier who has worked all over the world in remote and hostile environments, meaning he should be right at home in the boardroom.

He describes himself as ‘very talkative with the charm to match – I can sell to anyone’ and claims to have met celebrities and members of the royal family.

Mark confesses he can be ‘a little bit over-confident from time to time’ but explains that ‘people buy into confidence’.

MARNIE SWINDELLS 

 

Impressive: Marnie is a court advocate in London who is also a gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman who is ready to face off against the other candidates

Impressive: Marnie is a court advocate in London who is also a gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman who is ready to face off against the other candidates

Cut it out! Marnie has 'experience in the boxing industry,' is not afraid to flaunt her assets and looked great in a criss-cross bikini on her socials

Vitamin sea: A second image saw her wearing a one-shoulder golden dress with a sexy thigh-split as she drank wine on board a boat on holiday

Cut it out! Marnie has ‘experience in the boxing industry,’ is not afraid to flaunt her assets and looked great in a criss-cross bikini on her socials 

‘I have fought tooth and nail to get to where I am today with my business.’ 

Marnie is a court advocate in London who is also a gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman who is ready to face off against the other candidates.

She says her USP is her ‘imagination and creativity’ but admits her passion and eagerness can sometimes translate as being too ‘headstrong’.

She says she deserves Lord Sugar’s investment because: ‘I think that taking the experience I have in the boxing industry and all the experience that he has in the business industry, together we would be a winning combination.’

MEGAN HORNBY

Hopeful: Megan is the owner of a sweet shop and café in East Yorkshire and says her business has a 'real niche' in a gap in the market

Hopeful: Megan is the owner of a sweet shop and café in East Yorkshire and says her business has a ‘real niche’ in a gap in the market

Not to be outdone: Megan has also shared a series of glam images including one of herself at Disney wearing a black plunging number

Not to be outdone: Megan has also shared a series of glam images including one of herself at Disney wearing a black plunging number

‘I think that no matter what situation I am thrown into, I will always give one hundred percent truth, even if it’s hard to hear.’

Megan is the owner of a sweet shop and café in East Yorkshire and says her business has a ‘real niche’ in a gap in the market.

She says her biggest asset is her honesty, saying it’s the ‘most important thing in business’.

Her biggest weakness is her ambition, confessing: ‘I can take too many things on, and sometimes I need to focus on certain aspects.’

She says she should have the £250k because: ‘I really think that with Lord Sugar’s investment, my business could be nationally recognised’. 

REECE DONNELLY

Savvy: Reece is the owner of a performing arts school in Glasgow who is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar's investment

Savvy: Reece is the owner of a performing arts school in Glasgow who is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment

‘I’m going to be turning over a million pounds before I’m thirty.’

Reece is the owner of a performing arts school in Glasgow who is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment.

He says he is the youngest CEO of a further education college in the UK and says he has ‘all the experience, drive, and personality’ to succeed.

He admits that he can be guilty of neglecting the grunt work, saying: ‘Admin or accounting tasks aren’t quite for me’ but that this makes him a better leader who is able to delegate.

Reece says he wants to prove: ‘Scotland is filled with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and that we are not in fact a haggis-eating, kilt-wearing nation.

SHANNON MARTIN

Here comes the bridal expert: Shannon is the owner of bridal boutique from West Yorkshire and is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry

Here comes the bridal expert: Shannon is the owner of bridal boutique from West Yorkshire and is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry

Money on her mind: Shannon claims she can 'make Lord Sugar millions' also looks fantastic in a series of glam plunging frocks

Money on her mind: Shannon claims she can ‘make Lord Sugar millions’ also looks fantastic in a series of glam plunging frocks

‘Lord Sugar needs to be my next business partner, so I can make him millions.’

Shannon is the owner of bridal boutique from West Yorkshire and is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry.

She admits she struggles to prioritise and plan because ‘I want everything now’ and that it can cause a bit of stress.

She believes she deserves the investment because: ‘There are not many other businesses that design, and manufacture wedding dresses made solely in the UK, which is exactly what my business plan is.’

SHAZIA HUSSAIN

Inspiring: Shazia is a technology recruiter in London and wants to inspire a varied representation of diverse women in the world of business

Inspiring: Shazia is a technology recruiter in London and wants to inspire a varied representation of diverse women in the world of business

‘I don’t need any friends in business. I am here to win this.’

Shazia is a technology recruiter in London and wants to inspire a varied representation of diverse women in the world of business.

She says her ADHD is both her USP and biggest weakness, saying she can process information faster, react quicker and see things differently, but can lose concentration quickly.

She says she should get the win because: ‘It’s important to see a varied representation of women, including women with neurodiversity in business, as people with neurodiversity are linked to being increasingly successful within the corporate sector. I hope that I’ll encourage more people like me not to be ashamed of their difference.’

SIMBA RWAMBIWA

Perfectionist: Simba is a senior sales representative from Birmingham and says he's a perfectionist as he always wants to 'get things right'

Perfectionist: Simba is a senior sales representative from Birmingham and says he’s a perfectionist as he always wants to ‘get things right’

Simba in a smiling image taken from Instagram with his partner  - he says he deserves the investment opportunity because his business guarantee profit, 'but also guarantees to improve the quality of peoples¿ lives'

Simba in a smiling image taken from Instagram with his partner  – he says he deserves the investment opportunity because his business guarantee profit, ‘but also guarantees to improve the quality of peoples’ lives’

‘My USP is myself. If people can’t buy into you, they’ll never buy anything from you.’

Simba is a senior sales representative from Birmingham and says he’s a perfectionist as he always wants to ‘get things right’.

He says he deserves the investment opportunity because his business guarantee profit, ‘but also guarantees to improve the quality of peoples’ lives’.

SOHAIL CHOWHARY

Kickass: Sohail owns a martial arts school in Southampton and wants the other candidates to be 'wary' of him

Kickass: Sohail owns a martial arts school in Southampton and wants the other candidates to be ‘wary’ of him

Fast and furious: Flash Sohail loves fancy cars and said his 'biggest asset is 'turning my laziness into a positive by creating smart solutions and simple shortcuts to difficult problems'

Fast and furious: Flash Sohail loves fancy cars and said his ‘biggest asset is ‘turning my laziness into a positive by creating smart solutions and simple shortcuts to difficult problems’

‘I am calm and collected, but if they do come at me? I will bite and I will sting, and I will leave my mark.’ 

Sohail owns a martial arts school in Southampton and wants the other candidates to be ‘wary’ of him.

He says his biggest asset is ‘turning my laziness into a positive by creating smart solutions and simple shortcuts to difficult problems.’

He admits his biggest weakness is not listening to others when ‘on the very rare occasion I might be wrong’ but says: ‘I’ll always be the person that looks out for the little guy and sometimes that means that I will put emotions before business.’

Sohail is proud to have grown up in a council house and worked his way up and adds: ‘Owning a martial arts business means Lord Sugar can learn how to kick ass for free.’

VICTORIA GOULBOURNE 

Success story: Victoria is the owner of an online sweet business in Merseyside, which she began in lockdown and has since become a social media success

Success story: Victoria is the owner of an online sweet business in Merseyside, which she began in lockdown and has since become a social media success

Naughty but nice: Victoria also stands out on Instagram, wearing a skimpy blue triangle bikini with high-leg briefs

Working it! The former flight attendant turned business owner also looks incredible wearing a daring brown cut-out swimsuit

Naughty but nice: Victoria also stands out on Instagram, wearing a skimpy blue triangle bikini with high-leg briefs

‘My business took off quickly and with Lord Sugar’s investment I know it could fly.’

Victoria is the owner of an online sweet business in Merseyside, which she began in lockdown and has since become a social media success.

Thanks to her experience as a former flight attendant she has travelled all over the world and says: ‘I’m not afraid to take on a challenge.’

Victoria says she can be ‘direct and outspoken’ but puts this down to her passion and knowledge of what works.She says she deserves the investment because she is ‘adaptable’ and has a ‘keen business acumen’ after changing careers in the pandemic.

Who is the favourite to win? 

It’s early days in the process, but already some candidates are standing out from the pack.

Betway have placed their bets, with Brad Johnson being their favourite to win with 7/1 odds, followed by Joseph Phillips and Megan Hornby.

Meanwhile, William Hill has instead labelled Mark Moseley the favourite with odds of 5/11, with Marnie Swindells and Shazia Hussain coming up at 8/1.

Standouts: Viewers at home have also taken to Twitter to hedge their bets and predict who is going to win a £250,000 investment

Standouts: Viewers at home have also taken to Twitter to hedge their bets and predict who is going to win a £250,000 investment

Viewers at home have also taken to Twitter to hedge their bets and predict who is going to win a £250,000 investment.

One said: ‘Hope that Victoria wins The Apprentice’.

While another argued: ‘I want the hun who’s gonna win the apprentice with a touch of “glam” to win already’ referring to Rochelle Anthony.

A third said: ‘Simba’s the only 1 for me who could win the apprentice, he’s the only normal person in there’. 

The team were doing a rum tasting and historic site tour around Antigua when Joe struggled to answer questions about the fortress, with keen historian Gregory (pictured) taking over

The team were doing a rum tasting and historic site tour around Antigua when Joe struggled to answer questions about the fortress, with keen historian Gregory (pictured) taking over

Gregory Ebbs stood out in the first episode after he stepped in to help his team member.

During the task, the team were running a rum tasting and historic site tour around Antigua when project manager Joe Phillips, the self-confessed ‘James Bond’ of business struggled to answer questions about a fortress, with keen historian Gregory taking over.

Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their happiness about Gregory’s knowledge, labelling him a ‘King’ and a ‘Boss’, with many saying he was their early favourite to win.

Popular: Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their happiness about Gregory's knowledge, labelling him a 'King' and a 'Boss', with many saying he was their early favourite to win

Popular: Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their happiness about Gregory’s knowledge, labelling him a ‘King’ and a ‘Boss’, with many saying he was their early favourite to win

One said: ‘Greg for the win. Goat.’

A second echoed: ‘Gregory for the win’.

Another person agreed, writing: ‘Cannon Man to win.’

And a fourth added: ‘Just tucked into apprentice, if Greg doesn’t win I don’t want it’.

THE APPRENTICE 2023: MEET THE CANDIDATES

AVI SHARMA

Occupation: City banker

Location: London

Key info: Youngest candidate and believes that Lord Sugar’s investment will get him out of the “rat race” of city banking

He says: ‘Some say I’m delusional, I prefer the term optimistic.’

DANI DONOVAN 

Occupation: Hair salon owner

Location: Hertfordshire

Key info: Believes she deserves to win the programme because her business fills a ‘huge gap’ in the market, saying: ‘It baffles me that no one has done it yet!’

She says: ‘I think I’m a different kind of business owner, someone who is a lot more relatable to people.’

EMMA BROWNE

Occupation: Senior account executive

Location: County Kildare

Key info: Laser focused on making her unique business idea a resounding success

She says: ‘I am disgustingly competitive. I will go to any lengths to win this investment.’

JOSEPH PHILLIPS

Occupation: Safari Guide

Location: Worcestershire

Key info: The “James Bond of the business world” with a degree in Zoology

He says: ‘If Lord Sugar wants to invest in a business to help save the ocean, one lip balm at a time, then I’m his guy.’

MARK MOSELEY

Occupation: Pest control company owner

Location: London

Key info: A former soldier who says he can ‘sell to anyone’ with the gift of the gab

He says: ‘If Lord Sugar doesn’t pick me, then he’s missing a trick.’ 

MEGAN HORNBY

Occupation: Sweet shop and café owner

Location: East Yorkshire

Key info: She says her business fills a gap in the market and has the potential to be nationally recognised.

She says: ‘I think that no matter what situation I am thrown into, I will always give one hundred percent truth, even if it’s hard to hear.’

ROCHELLE ANTHONY

Occupation: Hair salon and academy owner

Location: Bedfordshire

Key info: Describes herself as ‘tenacious, fierce and determined’ and says together with Lord Sugar they would be ‘an absolute force to be reckoned with.’

She says: ‘I’m always being compared to the Kim Kardashian of the business world because I’m doing business with a hint of glam.’ 

SHAZIA HUSSAIN 

Occupation: Technology recruiter

Location: London

Key info: Wants to champion a varied representation of diverse women in the world of business

She says: ‘I don’t need any friends in business. I am here to win this.’

SOHAIL CHOWHARY 

Occupation: Martial arts school owner

Location: Southampton

Key info: Raised in a council house and worked hard to create business and warns other candidates to be ‘wary’

He says: ‘I am calm and collected, but if they do come at me? I will bite and I will sting, and I will leave my mark.’

BRADLEY JOHNSON 

Occupation: Director of construction company

Location: North Yorkshire 

Key info: Self-made business that turns over half-a-million after being made redundant just four years ago

He says: ‘I have a business plan that will see us turn over seven figures after year three and who knows where else that could take us.’

 DENISHA KAUR BHARJ 

Occupation: Financial controller

Location: Leicestershire

Key info: Says she wants the investment opportunity because she wants to ‘be mentored by the best to be the best’

She says: ‘There’s only one Denisha Kaur.’

GREGORY EBBS

Occupation: Owner of an online antiques marketplace

Location: Shropshire

Key info: Previously worked as a professional cannon-firer in Malta

He says: ‘I would say, a willingness to try different things and not being afraid to be slightly different is one of my biggest strengths.’

KEVIN D’ARCY

Occupation: Accountant

Location: Dublin

Key info: Started his water sports equipment business during lockdown, whilst working in his job in the financial services

He says: ‘With Lord Sugar as my business partner, I know we can ride that wave into the UK and beyond…’

MARNIE SWINDELLS 

Occupation: Court advocate

Location: London

Key info: A gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman

She says: ‘I deserve Lord Sugar’s investment because I have given my blood, sweat and tears to my business.’

REECE DONNELLY

Occupation: Theatre school owner

Location: Glasgow

Key info: Is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment and claims to be the youngest CEO of a further education college in the UK

He says: ‘I’m here to prove that Scotland is filled with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and that we are not in fact a haggis-eating, kilt-wearing nation.’

SHANNON MARTIN

Occupation: Bridal boutique owner

Location: West Yorkshire

Key info: Is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry.

She says: ‘Lord Sugar needs to be my next business partner, so I can make him millions.’ 

SIMBA RWAMBIWA

Occupation: Senior sales representative

Location: Birmingham

Key info: Is a self-confessed ‘perfectionist’ who says his business will improve the quality of people’s lives

He says: ‘If people can’t buy into you, they’ll never buy anything from you.’

VICTORIA GOULBOURNE 

Occupation: Owner of online sweet business

Location: Merseyside

Key info: Former flight attendant who started business in lockdown which grew into social media success

She says: ‘I’ve travelled all over the world and am not afraid to take on a challenge.’

 

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