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The Apprentice – The Final, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition”

Its the grand(eur) final of The Apprentice 2012 which is being screened on a miserable Diamond Jubilee Sunday for some reason. There isn’t a task to decide who wins from the final four; just an endless round of torturous interviews conducted by Señor Sugar’s Spanish Inquisition who will tear the contestants applicants, CVs and business plans […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 11, “Close Shave”

It’s hard to believe, but we are at round 11 of this year’s show and the final is just a few days away. So, what has big Al got in store for the contestants this week?  The remaining 5 are beckoned to Burlington Arcade over in Mayfair, an original shopping centres, opened way back in […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 10, “Deal Or No Daily Deal”

We are in the final straight.  Its week 10 and only 7 remain to fight it out for the Lord’s quarter of a million pound investment. This week the teams are tasked with coming up with some high end deals that can go on the London daily deals website Keynoir for 24 hours.  The team […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 9, “Well and truly corked”

Welcome to week 9 and the final 8 are awoken with the larks and head to St Pancreas station, home of Europe’s longest champagne bar, which is supposed to be impressive apparently. Anyway, the team’s task this week is to bring British sparkling wine to the forefront of the nation’s psyche. Good luck with that, […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 8, “Has Britain got talent?”

We are going all arty for this week’s task as the teams are tasked with finding a couple of ‘street’ artists and selling their work to the uber-trendy mob of the east end of London. With her fantastic efforts in sprucing up charity shop furniture from a couple of weeks back, Gabrielle has grasped the […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 7, “Smell the Strategy”

Its business by numbers again, as this week the teams will be buying more junk and selling it onto a junk-hungry pubic who will seemingly buy anything. Jade has stepped up or rather ordered to do so by Alan, and taken charge of Phoenix and bird-nest barnet Nick grabs the helm over in Sterling. This […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 6, “Goodness gracious meatballs are dire”

Welcome to the 6th week of The Apprentice, and would you believe we are halfway through the present series? This week’s lesson of how to do business kicks off with the Lord disturbing the contestants having a lark about and informs them they are heading north of the border, where they will be selling gourmet […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 5, “A Million Spacehoppers For a Fiver”

Last night’s episode left a little bit of a disappointing aftertaste, akin to the injustice of Andy Dufresne from the wonderful Shawshank Redemption; the wrong person was fired or sent to prison, I’m sure that metaphor worked in my head. Anyway, let’s have a quick recap of the night’s fun and frolics. Given two days to come […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 4, “Never look a gift horse in the eye”

After three episodes where the contestants have sold tat to the public, guess what week four has in store? This week’s task saw  the remaining 13 business brains buying junk from auctions, car boot sales, junk shops and dead people’s houses and then selling it on to the uber-cool socialites of Brick Lane over in […]

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The Apprentice – Episode 3, “Good Moaning”

Week three of The Apprentice and we have still to see Jane crack a smile. However, stony faced Jane was part of the winning team this week, with a task set by the Sugermeister to concoct a condiment and then inflict it on a general public who will seemingly buy anything if you tell them it’s organic. […]

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