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The Apprentice 2017: Meet the Candidates
As The Apprentice returns, TV Critic Grace Lynskey gives a lowdown of this year's latest candidates
The Apprentice, the favourite reality series is back but with a whole new set of 18 candidates all hoping to win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment into their own business. They are set to entertain the nation in the new series previewing on 4th October 2017.
The show includes a brand new host this series with Radio 1 DJ, Matt Edmondson. The seven-minute preview doesn’t actually give much away in terms of what we are to expect from this year’s selection of candidates. It is largely based on a focus towards humorous editing of candidates one-liners, making it difficult to gauge which candidates are strongest and will stand out throughout the series.
“Harrison described himself as being 'quite opinionative', conveying his cluelessness in the use of a word that doesn’t actually exist
Michaela Wain, 33, looks to be a no-nonsense contestant as she’s stated she "has no patience for people who say stupid stuff." The only candidate who claims she is not "all talk" is Jade English, a 25-year-old PR & Marketing manager from Manchester who actually seems fairly normal. She claims she is "emotionally intelligent," perhaps this will be useful when the weeks become more intensive further into the series.
24-year-old Charles seems to be the most versatile candidate as he has experience in management consultancy, a watch trading company and comparison website. He may be one to watch with a solid background of relevant and transferable experience for the show. Sarah Jane Clark, 25, has a harsh exterior and believes that never letting her guard down will help her win. This is definitely a strong trait to have for a challenging 12 week endurance test.
“This series there definitely appears to be a stronger accumulation of experience in general, with a lot of the candidates being older and more impressive in terms of their current business credits to date
Irrespective of the fact that most of the candidates will probably be "all talk," it does have the makings to be a very good series. The first episode is at 9pm on 4th October and will see the candidates making their own luxury burger businesses. Needless to say, it will be an entertaining start to the series.