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Giving the nod to Lord Sugar

If you have an annoying trait it gets mercilessly thrown back at you on BBC’s Apprentice. By Episode 10, inventor Professor Tom Pellereau’s incessant nodding has started to grate on us, and Lord Sugar in particular. How bizarre then, that on this … Continue reading

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This is a process of elimination

Blundering about on BBC’s Apprentice each week may be “a learning process”. Tom hoped this would be ok in last week’s lamentable biscuit episode, but it cuts no mustard with Lord Sugar. In exchange for a £ quarter million investment, … Continue reading

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Is Jim sunny or sinister?

One of the real pleasures of BBC’s Apprentice is seeing the characters develop over the weeks. Perhaps the most striking character so far has been Jim Eastwood. Jim has many of us under his spell. Well, he had us anyway. His card … Continue reading

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Miss Ellie miss-fires

In BBC’s Apprentice Episode 5 there are some serious sackings going on! After about 30 seconds we knew that Vince wasn’t going to make it through. Chosen as project manager by Lord Sugar, Vince had to invent some dog food with the … Continue reading

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Vincent van Cloche

Was this week’s painting of the Apprentice “team” a masterpiece or a mess? When I heard the task was the annual “buy things you’ve never heard of”, I knew we were in for a challenge. The show did not disappoint. … Continue reading

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Are the Apprentice girls growing up?

Last night’s episode had a really good task: to buy at best price, ten obscure items. Problem was, no-one knew how to find out. Remember the Yellow Pages before the days of the internet? Well, it’s fair to say both teams … Continue reading

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Was Sandeesh right?

BBC Apprentice hopeful Sandeesh Samra asked a very relevant question on the follow up show (16.30 mins in): “I didn’t game-play. I didn’t back-stab. Maybe those are the qualities you need to be an Apprentice?” Was she right? How about working in … Continue reading

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