The Apprentice is arguably one of the more high-flying reality TV shows out
there, but it has caused just as much controversy as other more popular
shows in recent years. Although the program has run for eight series to
date, there are several contestants who remain memorable – for both good
and bad reasons.
He’s sure to have captured the hearts of one or two women and it was his
charm that helped him get to week nine of the competition. Despite his
sometimes overly obvious desperation to work for Sir Alan Sugar, his
charisma ensured that he remained a firm favourite until the end.
Although she was only young (23), she was arguably one of the most
frightening contestants, and there seemed to be no end in sight to her
boardroom back-chat. Sir Alan had a bit of a soft spot for her, but she was
fired in the penultimate episode when even her referees said that she was a
nightmare to work with.
She made it all the way through to the final boardroom meeting before
narrowly missing out on the coveted job – a decision that still angers and
confuses many fans. She was almost supernaturally good at her job –
managing to shift six second-hand cars in a task - and few contestants or
viewers disliked her.
A hotel manager who appeared in the first ever series of the show, she
seemed to lack the selling skills and intelligence of other contestants,
but was nevertheless an extremely likeable character. When she got booted
off in the 10th week, even Sir Alan had to later admit that he’d made a
The youngest ever contestant on The Apprentice shocked viewers across the
nation when he greeted Margaret Mountford by her first name, and again when
it later emerged that he’d lied on his CV. He will forever be remembered
for his ridiculous catchphrases, including: ‘Everything I touch turns to
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