Now that Bake Off is over (cue crying whilst demolishing a donut), it’s time for The Apprentice to be our weekly Wednesday night viewing.

The Apprentice Contestants

Currently three weeks into the tenth series, five of the twenty candidates have had the ‘you’re fired’ finger from Lord Sugar. We’ve said goodbye to company director Charles Cartwright, marketing manager Robert Goodwin, clinical development strategist Scott McCulloch and most recently in a double whammie, owner of a swimming academy Lindsay Booth and marketing officer and fashion retailer Nurun Ahmed.

There are, however, fifteen hot shots still in the game competing to go into business with multi-millionaire tycoon Alan Sugar.

Here at Janes we’ve had a look at who is left…

THE GIRLS

KATIE BULMER-COOKE, 27, FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR
She refers to herself as a “stealth bomber”, we’ll have to look up on Urban Dictionary what that actually means.

SARAH DALES, 32, FORMER PA AND HYPNOTHERAPIST
You would think she would have an unfair advantage, but no, she’s utterly useless.

BIANCA MILLER, 25, OWNER – PERSONAL BRANDING COMPANY
Hands down, Bianca gave the best introductory quote: “I regret not becoming a scientist so I could clone myself and be more successful in half the time.” We are Team Miller.

ELLA JADE BITTON, 23, BUISNESS MANAGEMENT GRADUATE
Ella’s introductory quote was taken from Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” At least she’s not calling herself a stealth bomber.

LAUREN RILEY, 28, SOLICITOR
Lauren claimed she was far from a “shrinking violet” and is “very well known for speaking [her] own mind”…we have already seen this during a blow out with Sarah, you go girl.

PAMELA UDDIN, 23, ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER
She has worked for Nike and Paddy Power and claims to not only be “street and people savvy” but “business savvy” too.

JEMMA BIRD, 24, DANCE TEACHER
Jemma says her business role model is Simon Cowell, fair play Jemma, it’s a yes from us.

ROISIN HOGAN, 32, ACCOUNTANT
She believes the route to success is to “manipulate, persuade and conquer”, which sounds strangely similar to Jay Z’s motto to success, he came, he saw and he conquered. Maybe they are friends.

THE GUYS

MARK WRIGHT, 24, SALES MANAGER – DIGITAL MARKETING
No not that Mark Wright. Aussie born Mark apparently says things like: “I’m aggressive, very aggressive.”

STEVEN UGOALAH, 25, SOCIAL WORKER

Canadian Steve runs his own firm in London, he provided a ridiculous introductory quote: “If we went to Mars right now, I’d find a way to be excellent”, yeah so would we Steve.

JAMES HILL, 26, MULTIPLE BUISNESS OWNER

He would probably be better off impersonating Mark Wright (no not Aussie Apprentice Mark Wright). He is convinced he is exactly the same as Alan Sugar, whom unreservedly disagrees.

SANJAY SOOD-SMITH, 27, BANK MANAGER

It happens every year, there is always one contestant who chooses profit over friendship, and it had to be the banker, didn’t it.

SOLOMAN AKHTAR, 22, TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR

The youngest contestant on this years show, but he believes his age will not be a hindrance, as he is from “the ideas generation” that “understand technology and how to turn it into business.”

DANIEL LASSMAN, 27, DIRECTOR – PUB QUIZ COMPANY

Daniel originally wanted to be a professional football player, but his dreams were dashed after his contact with Hornchurch FC was not renewed after he suffered an injury.

FELIPE ALVIAR-BAQUERO, 33, LAWYER

He was born in Columbia, but now resides in Kent. In 2012 he was named one of the Top 100 Columbians, good going Felipe.

As it stands the girls are winning with 8 contestants to the guys 7, but who will be the one to win over Lord Sugar?

Catch The Apprentice on Wednesday evenings at 9pm.

Who is your favourite contestant? Let us know! @tweetjanes


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