BBC The Apprentice kicks off as bad as ever

By Chris Dawson October 15, 2014 - 2:39 pm

The new series of The Apprentice kicked off last night in typical style with just about everything that could go wrong going wrong for the hapless candidates. It’s agonising watching to see them screw up as badly as they do but I still can’t help watching.

What’s worse, paying £150 to have t-shirts printed and then selling them to the printer for fifty quid (the girls team), or running out of time and leaving your t-shirts at the printers and not even picking them up (the boys team).

Sir Sugar wasn’t impressed with the girls choice of name either, decadence… some confusion with the word decade and celebrating 10 years of The Apprentice drew ridicule from Nick who had to explain calling yourself lazy indulgent layabouts probably wasn’t the best start in the board room.

Dan and I snigger each year and say if only we were on the program, although in truth we’d be rubbish. Maybe not quite so dismal on the tasks which we suspect are often set up for failure, but quite simply because neither of us want a job with Alan Sugar (or more correctly, neither of us want him breathing down our necks wondering why we’re in the pub instead of turning his two hundred and fifty grand investment into a business).

Do you reckon you’d make a great candidate on the Apprentice? Or if not, do you at least think you’d be able to sell a few products and be on the winning team despite the best efforts of the other candidates to derail any chance of success in the tasks?

If you missed the program you can catch it on BBC iPlayer, or watch the short recap with subtitles above.

  • Glenn
    3 years ago

    It’s painfully compulsive viewing, but also incredibly rewarding in that its simply wonderful watching pompous prats expose themselves as total idiots.
    I love the program.

    • 3 years ago

      Glad it’s not just me that finds it addictive viewing no matter how cringe worthy it gets 🙂

  • Gary
    3 years ago

    “What’s worse, paying £150 to have t-shirts printed and then selling them to the printer for fifty quid (the girls team)”

    Did the girls pay the £150 or did they simply accept £50 and the printer kept the T shirts and unpaid work? Whatever the boys (men?) made a complete hash of it anyway.

    Bucket and a mop for £250 anybody?

    The 3 firees to date all deserved to go.

    The 2 items of digital clothing would sell extremely well on ebay maybe even as a “Deal of the Day”. Lord Sugar doesn’t understand ebay it would seem. Wonder what the return rate would be?

    • 3 years ago

      What’s interesting is on the first task they only announced “Sales”. There was a mention of “seed money” but no reference as to what was spent and a deduction of costs.

      I suspect the teams were so abysmally bad they both made a loss and the “seed money” was conveniently forgotten just so they had something half way fit to broadcast 😀

  • Steve
    3 years ago

    Ha Ha, gotta love the pups!

    So young and full of their own self belielf and BS.

    Just like anyone older knows we all were! Cotton gloves aside, its priceless TV! 🙂

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