Tag Archives: Lord Sugar

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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Stuart gets the sack

What a bizarre, and ultimately swift exit! Stuart Baggs, “the Brand” gets short shrift from Lord Sugar in the semi-final of 2010 Apprentice. But the odd thing is, we have had weeks and (seemingly endless) weeks of Stuart’s assent, culminating … Continue reading

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Baggs, I vote for Stuart?

The Apprentice Episode 10 Lord Sugar stretches our credulity to the limit by firing the incredible Liz. What was he thinking of? Worse still, Stuart Baggs (The Brand) somehow escapes through the flames of the Boardroom firing process. How can this … Continue reading

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Laura learns her lesson

For the Apprentice 2011 click here: Vincent van Cloche; There’s no accounting for Edward Gracious in defeat, Laura Moore explains just how valuable she found being on The Apprentice on the pithy follow-up show. At 22 she made less of … 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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So what exactly is Lord Sugar looking for?

Well, after the departure of Chris Farrell from the Apprentice Boardroom, what qualities does the winner need to possess? After all, Chris was liked by everyone, played fair, worked hard and seemed to lose out due to friend Jamie’s transgression, not really … 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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