If I was back in The Apprentice, next week’s firing would be the most exciting.
No, not because Lord Sugar may issue another double or triple firing (I think he’s used them all up, sadly)… But because all the candidates will get a chair in the boardroom!
I used to feel sorry for the shorter candidates, who were forced to stand and be DEPRIVED of a glass of water throughout three hours of boardroom filming. Although I was a little smug that I had a few inches on them and never endured such fate.
However, it does get exciting when you can all sit down because it’s a sign that the competition’s really getting started… A bit like the six seat challenge on X Factor.
You feel like you have a shot of winning, now that the chaff like Lauren has been weeded out.
I could tell Lauren was going from the start of the episode, but it’s a shame Lord Sugar didn’t get rid of Daniel, Felipe and James while he was at it.
On an ADVERTISING task, Lauren made a bid to be Project Manager purely (and simply) on the basis that she had been to New York once or twice.
Did she really think that was a convincing argument?
Did she think the other candidates would say, “ooooh, wow Lauren! A few city breaks must make you an expert in both advertising and the American soft drinks advert.. All hail Queen Lozza!”
In the words of one of last night’s experts, Lauren’s plea was ‘a bit tragic’. I mean, if this was a buying task, local knowledge could come in handy and fair play…
But it wasn’t. Lauren flopped and proved herself to be nothing more than thick as a brick.
Her Project Manager, Mark Wright, who I had previously backed to win, also went down in my estimations last night for his poor decision making.
It’s annoying he lost because I actually preferred his team to idiot James, shouty BIANCA and wannabe-MegaLAD Solomon.
I’ve gone off Katie, too. She seems to have this obsession with fluorescent yellow that’s borderline sexual.
Both the liquids she picked for the soft drink and candle tasks would be more suitable in a urinal, IMHO.
And with this significant moving and shaking of the candidates, my tip to win now would be Roisin.
Roisin was robbed of a chance to shine this week as she was shunned in the UK team, but she still did very well.
She handled deluded Daniel, despite not being the farce that is “sub-team leader”, and her deliverables were (quietly) the reason her team won the task.
But with candidates falling at hurdles faster than horses at the Grand national, there’s still hope for some the others.. Ish.
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