Tag Archives: Lord Sugar

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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Zoe tears up Edna’s MBA

How can someone as qualified as Edna lose out in the end-of-episode Boardroom duel on BBC’s Apprentice? Edna has an MBA she tells us. It’s her closing gambit to impress Lord Sugar, as she and Zoe are the final two … 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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Felicity fails to follow

Or lead even. In episode 4 of BBC’s Apprentice Felicity Jackson was given the mantle of leadership for the beauty treatment task. If you wanted an exercise in what to do to win, then this would be a good example, … 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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There’s no accounting for Edward!

BBC’s Apprentice is with us again! Let the stress, hilarity and mystery commence. Why should Edward Hunter try so hard not to be an “accountant”? He trained in a large firm, but seemed very keen not to keep the label or … Continue reading

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English proud of Stella

Stella English was an unsurprising winner for BBC’s Apprentice 2010. She has been exceptionally good from the moment she won the task for the boys in episode 2. This was the best series of The Apprentice I have seen. It … Continue reading

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