The Apprentice spoilers: Which candidates crumble under the pressure of the interviews?
It’s time for that one task the candidates dread but viewers love to watch: The Apprentice interviews air tonight.
Five candidates are currently left standing in the race to win Lord Alan Sugar’s £250,000 business investment but by the end of tonight’s penultimate episode, only two will remain to battle it out in Sunday’s final.
To help Sugar decide which two candidates deserve to stay, his trusted advisors Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and Linda Plant are here to help with the interview process. And it looks as though they are as unforgiving as ever this year…
Alana Spencer, Courtney Wood, Frances Bishop, Grainne McCoy and Jessica Cunningham will be given a mere 24 hours to prepare for the grilling before they are taken to one of London’s tallest offices, the Leadenhall Building.
The final five better memorise every meticulous detail of their business plan and resume because Claude, Claudine, Mike and Linda will be looking to nitpick anything they can find. And they certainly won’t be showing any mercy should the candidates decide to crumble.
In one scene from tonight’s show, Claudine is not the slightest bit amused when she reads Courtney’s questionnaire, in which he admits that he would ‘fart in a lift full of supermodels’ if he knew he wouldn’t get caught. Oh dear.
Elsewhere, Frances leaves Linda lost for words in their interview while Claude says of her business plan: “It looks like it’s been thrown together, it’s appalling”.
Alana’s business plan is also under attack as Claude expresses his concern over her refusal to invest properly in her own company. After Alana admits that she is eager to save money instead, Claude bites back, saying: “It’s a commitment, and it’s got to be your commitment.”
Meanwhile, Jessica returns a broken woman after her interview with Linda: “She ripped me to absolute shreds; I’ve left my dignity on the 42nd floor.”
Clearly, no one is safe. But who will be able to keep it together and impress the almighty Lord Sugar before they return to the boardroom?
You can watch a couple of extra video clip spoilers below to really whet your appetite before tonight’s episode:
The Apprentice continues tonight at 9pm on BBC One.