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The Apprentice UK
 
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Series One of The Apprentice television programme was broadcast in the UK from 16 February to 11 May in 2005. The format of the UK version was very similar to that of the US original. The format was licensed by RTL Group and the programme produced for the BBC by RTL's Talkback Thames division. It was shown on BBC Two on Wednesday evenings over twelve weekly episodes. The winner was to become an apprentice to Sir Alan Sugar.

The winner was Timothy Campbell, previously a transport manager at London Underground, who beat Saira Khan in the final. Sir Alan said that he chose Tim as the winner because of his likeness to his East End self.

Contents

Candidates

See also: The Apprentice candidates, Series One

There were fourteen candidates for this series, and they were initially separated into two teams by gender. The women chose the name First Forte for their team, while the men named their team Impact.

The candidates were:

Name Age * Occupation
Lindsay Bogaard 35 Communications Manager
Timothy Campbell 26 Transport Manager
Raj Dhonota 30 Internet Entrepreneur
Rachel Groves 32 Charity Fundraiser
Saira Khan 34 Sales Manager
Ben Leary 29 Headhunter
Adele Lock 29 Retail Manager
James Max 34 Investment Banker
Adenike Ogundoyin 30 Restaurant Manager
Matthew Palmer 39 Mature Student
Miranda Rose 26 Estate Agent
Sebastian Schrimpff 29 Financial Analyst
Miriam Staley 26 Hotel Manager
Paul Torrisi 34 Property Developer

* as of the date of the programme.

Challenges

There were 12 challenges, one per weekly episode.

Week 1

  • Project managers: Saira (First Forte) and Timothy (Impact).
  • Task: Buying and selling flowers, the team that makes the most profit wins.
  • Result: First Forte spent the first half the day selling flowers at the market before deciding to sell from pavement to pavement. Impact, on the other hand, immediately started selling flowers door to door. Impact won with £865. First Forte lost with £602.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A trip to the London Eye.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Saira, Adenike and Miranda.
  • Who gets fired: Adenike, for undermining the project manager and her strategy.

Week 2

  • Project managers: Lindsay (First Forte) and Raj (Impact).
  • Task: Create and design a new toy for a toy company; the team deemed to have created the best concept wins.
  • Result: Impact came up with an idea for an electronic trading card game named "Switchbase", while First Forte could not decide between a card semaphore system called "Secret Signals" and a robot (a third idea, a set of electrical plugs that would produce different sounds depending on which order they were plugged into a mains socket, was vetoed early on by the toy company since it would not have met safety regulations). A focus group of Brownies and Cub Scouts came out in favour of the latter, as well as the majority of team members, however project manager Lindsay opted to take a risk with "Secret Signals".
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: Clay pigeon shooting at a country club.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Lindsay, Adele and Miriam.
  • Who gets fired: Lindsay, for not listening to her team-mates.
  • Notes: While Impact may have won, Sir Alan confronted them with similar products from other toy companies in an effort to find out if they had copied the idea of the electronic card game or were simply unaware. It subsequently emerged that Adele had told Lindsay that she could take her into the boardroom, as she didn't care if she was fired since it meant she'd be able to see her family again. In the final boardroom however it became apparent that Sir Alan actually favoured firing Miriam rather than Adele, until Miriam put in a strong defence of herself. Impressed by her defence, and wanting to see how Adele would cope as a project manager, Sir Alan therefore fired Lindsay.

Week 3

  • Team re-shuffle: Ben, Sebastian and Tim moved to First Forte, whilst Rachel and Saira moved to Impact.
  • Project managers: Adele (First Forte) and Matthew (Impact).
  • Task: Purchase a set list of ten items for prices lower than those asked by the retailers. The team which spends the least wins.
  • Result: Impact failed to find a new bowler hat, for which they were fined £80. However, an electronics store's shopkeeper decided to give them a Freeview box for nothing, offsetting the fine. First Forte managed to acquire all of the items. Impact Spent £447.38p And First Forte Spent £506.94p
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: Dinner with Sir Alan Sugar at an Italian restaurant.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Adele, Ben and Miranda.
  • Who gets fired: Miranda, for not showing respect to the project manager.

Week 4

  • Project managers: Tim (First Forte) and James (Impact).
  • Task: Select items from the Harrods catalogue and sell them from concession stands within the store. The team that makes the most money wins.
  • Result: Impact was able to sell a bag just before closing time that gave them almost £100 lead over First Forte. Impact brought in £3295.38p And First Forte brought in £3108.50p
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A helicopter trip around English stately homes.
  • Quit: Adele, for personal reasons and the disability to work with the other candidates.
  • Notes: After her resignation Sir Alan Sugar informs Adele that she would have been the one to get fired due to her disrespectful nature.

Week 5

  • Project managers: Sebastian (First Forte) and Rachel (Impact).
  • Task: Selecting an artist and selling their work in an art gallery. The team that makes the most money wins.
  • Result: Both teams initially selected an artist couple whose works were inspired by light and spectra. After meeting both teams, the couple elected to work with First Forte. Impact had to settle for an artist specialising in paintings of the female silhouette. Despite the higher selling price of the couple's works, First Forte sold several and managed to make £19,563. Impact sold more paintings, but their artist's works generally sold for only £250 to £2,000, and as a result they netted just £6,147.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A lunch trip on board the Orient Express.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Rachel, Matthew and Paul.
  • Who gets fired: Matthew, for falsely accusing First Forte of stealing Impact's advertising materials, and for being too awkward and overbearing.

Week 6

  • Project managers: Miriam (First Forte) and Paul (Impact).
  • Task: Design a TV and print advertising campaign for Amstrad's new Jukebox music system, then pitch it to potential buyers.
  • Result: Paul spent much of his time directing the TV advert instead of managing his team, leaving Saira to give a very vague brief to a graphics designer on what was required from their print ad. This resulted in a TV advert that hardly showed the product, and a poor quality print advert. Rachel's sales pitch for Impact involved throwing her shoes across the room and dancing during the product demonstration. First Forte's campaign went much better, and Sir Alan decided to make Raj admit this fact in the boardroom, instead of announcing their victory himself.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A shopping spree.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Paul, Rachel and Saira.
  • Who gets fired: Rachel, for delivering a poor sales pitch, despite being an advertising expert.
  • Notes: After Rachel was fired, Paul and Saira were warned about their conduct and repeated arguments, and Sir Alan decided to separate them for the next task.

Week 7

  • Team re-shuffle: Ben, Miriam and Tim joined Impact, whilst Saira, James, and Raj moved to First Forte.
  • Project managers: James (First Forte) and Ben (Impact).
  • Task: Negotiate with five celebrities for their services or property to sell in a charity auction, with the money going to the refurbishment of the Hackney Empire theatre.
  • Result: Raj was awestruck by his assigned celebrity, Paul McKenna, forcing James to step in and negotiate a personal hypnotherapy session. Saira also managed to negotiate some books and DVDs from McKenna, but this backfired at the auction when the audience thought these were the only things on offer, resulting in the session going for far less than it should have done. Sebastian did not push for more from his celebrity, Mel Smith, and only got four theater tickets (compared to the fifty Chicago tickets Impact got) which very nearly failed to sell at all, until auctioneer Griff Rhys Jones stepped in and bought them himself. A guided tour of the GMTV studio donated by Eamonn Holmes also sold at a low price. Impact managed to get Diarmuid Gavin to donate a motorcycle, which ended up being the highest-earning item of the night, and their Chicago tickets also sold well, as did a dinner at The Ivy, donated by Michael Winner. Tim nearly lost the negotiation with former footballer, Ian Wright, but was saved by Miriam. Impact made £18,000 whereas First Forte made £10,000.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: No specific reward as it was a charity task, but Impact did get to have celebratory drinks with Sir Alan and Griff Rhys Jones, the auctioneer.
  • Brought into the boardroom: James, Raj and Sebastian.
  • Who gets fired: Sebastian, (with regret) for staying on the sidelines too much.
  • Notes:

Week 8

  • Project managers: Raj (First Forte) and Ben (Impact).
  • Task: Purchase produce and create food to sell at a country market.
  • Result: First Forte focused on jellies, jams and chutneys. James was concerned about how much they could make with the cook charging them £50 per hour. The team managed to convince the cook to work for nothing in exchange for promoting her store. Impact focused on soups but spent a lot of money buying the ingredients. Both teams were chastised by the market manager for arriving late. First Forte managed to sell all their stock, while Impact had a lot of soup left over. First Forte made £364.35, Impact made £149.69.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A trip to Monaco, using the task profits as gambling money in the casino.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Ben, Miriam and Paul.
  • Who gets fired: Ben, for not taking stronger control of his team.
  • Notes: Paul was cautioned by Sir Alan for losing his temper after Ben and Miriam both claimed he was ineffective on the task and should be fired despite his large contributions to the sales and negotiations for ingredients. Miriam also tried to place blame on him for the excessive amount of money spent on certain ingredients that she had authorised.

Week 9

  • Project managers: Saira (First Forte) and Paul (Impact).
  • Task: Conduct a marketing campaign for a text messaging service of football team news sent to fans' mobile phones.
  • Result: The task was set to take place during a Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United football match at White Hart Lane. Originally, Impact planned to place an advert on the Jumbotron, and First Forte planned to place a slogan on banners and online. However, Saira's rudeness and aggressive behaviour towards Tottenham's marketing manager resulted in the club refusing to give any sort of assistance to either team. In the end, First Forte placed posters around the stadium, and hired professional promotional staff to market their service. Impact also hired promotional staff for their campaign, with the incentive of a percentage (commission) for number of text messages sold. Impact captured 704 subscriptions whilst First Forte got 468.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A meal cooked at the candidates' house by chef Gary Rhodes.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Saira, James and Raj.
  • Who is fired: Raj, for failing to step up and make a better effort in the task, despite a previous warning.
  • Notes: The task was filmed on September 25, 2004, with the result of the game being a 1-0 win to Manchester United. Sir Alan admitted that he came very close to firing Saira for her being rude to the Tottenham marketing manager and then refusing to acknowledge or apologize for her mistake in the boardroom, but chose to fire Raj instead because he had not heeded Sir Alan's warnings, and was a less impressive candidate overall than Saira.

Week 10

  • Project managers: James (First Forte) and Miriam (Impact).
  • Task: Choose and sell items live on Ideal World shopping TV.
  • Result: Miriam and James were chosen as presenters. Tim and Paul of Impact pretended to have picked the same items as Saira of First Forte, so that she got fewer of the products she wanted. Saira ended up with a unisex jacket and a mattress among the items. On the day of the live presentation, Miriam received advice and direction from both Tim and Paul who kept interrupting Tim. James managed to sell out of mattresses, and also sold a considerable number of unisex jackets. Impact made £2017 sales revenue and First Forte made £5407.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: Rest and recreation at a castle in Scotland.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Miriam, Paul and Tim.
  • Who gets fired: Miriam, for not managing her staff properly.
  • Note: Sir Alan Sugar later admitted that Miriam probably didn't deserve to be fired at this point, as she performed better than her team-mates at this task.

Week 11: Interviews

  • Semi-Finalists: James, Paul, Saira and Tim.
  • Task: The remaining four applicants undergo gruelling interviews, after which two applicants will be fired.
  • Result: Unlike the US version, Sir Alan's advisers also interview the applicants.
  • Who stays: Saira and Tim.
  • Who gets fired: James because Sir Alan and the interviewers were not convinced of his dedication to work for Sir Alan (although he had the best CV of the four); and Paul for having unclear reasons to work for Sir Alan considering he had thriving businesses of his own, as well as for being too aggressive and temperamental.
  • Notes: In reality, Paul Torrisi was fired before James Max. However, the editing of the programme showed Paul getting fired after James. The continuity error of this editing was evident. When James was fired and exited the boardroom, Paul's luggage was not visible anywhere in reception. When Paul was fired and exited the boardroom, James' luggage was still in reception. It is also possible to see James still in the boardroom when Paul says goodbye to Tim and an empty seat where Paul sat when James said goodbye.

Week 12: The Grand Finale

  • Finalists: Saira and Tim.
  • Task: Each team is given a riverboat and £5,000 budget to hold an event. Attendees must buy tickets to the events. As in the US version, fired candidates were brought back to help the finalists. Tim chose Miriam, Sebastian and Ben, while Saira chose Paul, James and Raj.
  • Result: Tim's team chose to put on a fashion show while Saira's team held a wine tasting event that showcased a new brand of Californian wine. Saira's team more than recouped their budget, collecting £5,800. Despite making only about £2,800 and therefore losing money, Tim explained his long-term strategic vision.
  • Not hired: Saira was not hired. (Sir Alan did not dismiss her with "You're fired!") However, Sir Alan said there was also a position in his company for her if she wanted to take it. She turned it down but may decide to work for Sir Alan in the future (though she is not allowed to apply for subsequent series of The Apprentice).
  • Who gets hired: Tim.
Elimination Chart
Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Timothy WIN IN IN LOSE IN IN IN IN IN BR IN HIRED
Saira LOSE IN IN IN IN BR IN IN LOSE IN IN FIRED
Paul IN IN IN IN BR LOSE IN BR WIN BR FIRED
James IN IN IN WIN IN IN LOSE IN BR WIN FIRED
Miriam IN BR IN IN IN WIN IN BR IN FIRED
Raj IN WIN IN IN IN IN BR WIN FIRED
Ben IN IN BR IN IN IN WIN FIRED
Sebastian IN IN IN IN WIN IN FIRED
Rachel IN IN IN IN LOSE FIRED
Matthew IN IN WIN IN FIRED
Adele IN BR LOSE QUIT
Miranda BR IN FIRED
Lindsay IN FIRED
Adenike FIRED
     The contestant was hired and won the apprentice.
     The contestant won as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant lost as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant was brought to the final boardroom.
     The contestant was fired.
     The contestant lost as project manager and was fired.
     The contestant decided to quit the competition.

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The Apprentice UK
 
Series One
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Series One of The Apprentice television programme was broadcast in the UK from 16 February to 11 May in 2005. The format of the UK version was very similar to that of the US original. The format was licensed by RTL Group and the programme produced for the BBC by RTL's Talkback Thames division. It was shown on BBC Two on Wednesday evenings over twelve weekly episodes. The winner was to become an apprentice to Sir Alan Sugar.

The winner was Timothy Campbell, previously a transport manager at London Underground, who beat Saira Khan in the final. Sir Alan said that he chose Tim as the winner because of his likeness to his East End self.

Contents

Candidates

See also: The Apprentice candidates, Series One

There were fourteen candidates for this series, and they were initially separated into two teams by gender. The women chose the name First Forte for their team, while the men named their team Impact.

The candidates were:

Name Age * Occupation
Lindsay Bogaard 35 Communications Manager
Timothy Campbell 26 Transport Manager
Raj Dhonota 30 Internet Entrepreneur
Rachel Groves 32 Charity Fundraiser
Saira Khan 34 Sales Manager
Ben Leary 29 Headhunter
Adele Lock 29 Retail Manager
James Max 34 Investment Banker
Adenike Ogundoyin 30 Restaurant Manager
Matthew Palmer 39 Mature Student
Miranda Rose 26 Estate Agent
Sebastian Schrimpff 29 Financial Analyst
Miriam Staley 26 Hotel Manager
Paul Torrisi 34 Property Developer

* as of the date of the programme.

Challenges

There were 12 challenges, one per weekly episode.

Week 1

  • Project managers: Saira (First Forte) and Timothy (Impact).
  • Task: Buying and selling flowers, the team that makes the most profit wins.
  • Result: First Forte spent the first half the day selling flowers at the market before deciding to sell from pavement to pavement. Impact, on the other hand, immediately started selling flowers door to door. Impact won with £865. First Forte lost with £602.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A trip to the London Eye.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Saira, Adenike and Miranda.
  • Who gets fired: Adenike, for undermining the project manager and her strategy.

Week 2

  • Project managers: Lindsay (First Forte) and Raj (Impact).
  • Task: Create and design a new toy for a toy company; the team deemed to have created the best concept wins.
  • Result: Impact came up with an idea for an electronic trading card game named "Switchbase", while First Forte could not decide between a card semaphore system called "Secret Signals" and a robot (a third idea, a set of electrical plugs that would produce different sounds depending on which order they were plugged into a mains socket, was vetoed early on by the toy company since it would not have met safety regulations). A focus group of Brownies and Cub Scouts came out in favour of the latter, as well as the majority of team members, however project manager Lindsay opted to take a risk with "Secret Signals".
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: Clay pigeon shooting at a country club.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Lindsay, Adele and Miriam.
  • Who gets fired: Lindsay, for not listening to her team-mates.
  • Notes: While Impact may have won, Sir Alan confronted them with similar products from other toy companies in an effort to find out if they had copied the idea of the electronic card game or were simply unaware. It subsequently emerged that Adele had told Lindsay that she could take her into the boardroom, as she didn't care if she was fired since it meant she'd be able to see her family again. In the final boardroom however it became apparent that Sir Alan actually favoured firing Miriam rather than Adele, until Miriam put in a strong defence of herself. Impressed by her defence, and wanting to see how Adele would cope as a project manager, Sir Alan therefore fired Lindsay.

Week 3

  • Team re-shuffle: Ben, Sebastian and Tim moved to First Forte, whilst Rachel and Saira moved to Impact.
  • Project managers: Adele (First Forte) and Matthew (Impact).
  • Task: Purchase a set list of ten items for prices lower than those asked by the retailers. The team which spends the least wins.
  • Result: Impact failed to find a new bowler hat, for which they were fined £80. However, an electronics store's shopkeeper decided to give them a Freeview box for nothing, offsetting the fine. First Forte managed to acquire all of the items. Impact Spent £447.38p And First Forte Spent £506.94p
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: Dinner with Sir Alan Sugar at an Italian restaurant.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Adele, Ben and Miranda.
  • Who gets fired: Miranda, for not showing respect to the project manager.

Week 4

  • Project managers: Tim (First Forte) and James (Impact).
  • Task: Select items from the Harrods catalogue and sell them from concession stands within the store. The team that makes the most money wins.
  • Result: Impact was able to sell a bag just before closing time that gave them almost £100 lead over First Forte. Impact brought in £3295.38p And First Forte brought in £3108.50p
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A helicopter trip around English stately homes.
  • Quit: Adele, for personal reasons and for not being able to get along with the other candidates.
  • Notes: Adele quit before Sir Alan had the chance to ask Tim who he wanted to bring back. After her resignation, Sir Alan Sugar informed Adele that she would have been the one who was fired due to her consistent failures and disrespectful attitude. However, it is unknown whether this would actually have been the case, because Tim might have decided not to bring Adele into the Boardroom.

Week 5

  • Project managers: Sebastian (First Forte) and Rachel (Impact).
  • Task: Selecting an artist and selling their work in an art gallery. The team that makes the most money wins.
  • Result: Both teams initially selected an artist couple whose works were inspired by light and spectra. After meeting both teams, the couple elected to work with First Forte. Impact had to settle for an artist specialising in paintings of the female silhouette. Despite the higher selling price of the couple's works, First Forte sold several and managed to make £19,563. Impact sold more paintings, but their artist's works generally sold for only £250 to £2,000, and as a result they netted just £6,147.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A lunch trip on board the Orient Express.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Rachel, Matthew and Paul.
  • Who gets fired: Matthew, for falsely accusing First Forte of stealing Impact's advertising materials, and for being too awkward and overbearing.

Week 6

  • Project managers: Miriam (First Forte) and Paul (Impact).
  • Task: Design a TV and print advertising campaign for Amstrad's new Jukebox music system, then pitch it to potential buyers.
  • Result: Paul spent much of his time directing the TV advert instead of managing his team, leaving Saira to give a very vague brief to a graphics designer on what was required from their print ad. This resulted in a TV advert that hardly showed the product, and a poor quality print advert. Rachel's sales pitch for Impact involved throwing her shoes across the room and dancing during the product demonstration. First Forte's campaign went much better, and Sir Alan decided to make Raj admit this fact in the boardroom, instead of announcing their victory himself.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A shopping spree.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Paul, Rachel and Saira.
  • Who gets fired: Rachel, for delivering a poor sales pitch, despite being an advertising expert.
  • Notes: Miriam's victory in this task made her the only woman to claim victory as a project manager this series. After Rachel was fired, Paul and Saira were warned about their conduct and repeated arguments, and Sir Alan decided to separate them for the next task.

Week 7

  • Team re-shuffle: Ben, Miriam and Tim joined Impact, whilst Saira, James, and Raj moved to First Forte.
  • Project managers: James (First Forte) and Ben (Impact).
  • Task: Negotiate with five celebrities for their services or property to sell in a charity auction, with the money going to the refurbishment of the Hackney Empire theatre.
  • Result: Raj was awestruck by his assigned celebrity, Paul McKenna, forcing James to step in and negotiate a personal hypnotherapy session. Saira also managed to negotiate some books and DVDs from McKenna, but this backfired at the auction when the audience thought these were the only things on offer, resulting in the session going for far less than it should have done. Sebastian did not push for more from his celebrity, Mel Smith, and only got four theater tickets (compared to the fifty Chicago tickets Impact got) which very nearly failed to sell at all, until auctioneer Griff Rhys Jones stepped in and bought them himself. A guided tour of the GMTV studio donated by Eamonn Holmes also sold at a low price. Impact managed to get Diarmuid Gavin to donate a motorcycle, which ended up being the highest-earning item of the night, and their Chicago tickets also sold well, as did a dinner at The Ivy, donated by Michael Winner. Tim nearly lost the negotiation with former footballer, Ian Wright, but was saved by Miriam. Impact made £18,000 whereas First Forte made £10,000.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: No specific reward as it was a charity task, but Impact did get to have celebratory drinks with Sir Alan and Griff Rhys Jones, the auctioneer.
  • Brought into the boardroom: James, Raj and Sebastian.
  • Who gets fired: Sebastian, (with regret) for staying on the sidelines too much.
  • Notes:

Week 8

  • Project managers: Raj (First Forte) and Ben (Impact).
  • Task: Purchase produce and create food to sell at a country market.
  • Result: First Forte focused on jellies, jams and chutneys. James was concerned about how much they could make with the cook charging them £50 per hour. The team managed to convince the cook to work for nothing in exchange for promoting her store. Impact focused on soups but spent a lot of money buying the ingredients. Both teams were chastised by the market manager for arriving late. First Forte managed to sell all their stock, while Impact had a lot of soup left over. First Forte made £364.35, Impact made £149.69.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: A trip to Monaco, using the task profits as gambling money in the casino.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Ben, Miriam and Paul.
  • Who gets fired: Ben, for not taking stronger control of his team.
  • Notes: Paul was cautioned by Sir Alan for losing his temper after Ben and Miriam both claimed he was ineffective on the task and should be fired despite his large contributions to the sales and negotiations for ingredients. Miriam also tried to place blame on him for the excessive amount of money spent on certain ingredients that she had authorised.

Week 9

  • Project managers: Saira (First Forte) and Paul (Impact).
  • Task: Conduct a marketing campaign for a text messaging service of football team news sent to fans' mobile phones.
  • Result: The task was set to take place during a Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United football match at White Hart Lane. Originally, Impact planned to place an advert on the Jumbotron, and First Forte planned to place a slogan on banners and online. However, Saira's rudeness and aggressive behaviour towards Tottenham's marketing manager resulted in the club refusing to give any sort of assistance to either team. In the end, First Forte placed posters around the stadium, and hired professional promotional staff to market their service. Impact also hired promotional staff for their campaign, with the incentive of a percentage (commission) for number of text messages sold. Impact captured 704 subscriptions whilst First Forte got 468.
  • Winner: Impact.
  • Reward: A meal cooked at the candidates' house by chef Gary Rhodes.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Saira, James and Raj.
  • Who is fired: Raj, for failing to step up and make a better effort in the task, despite a previous warning.
  • Notes: The task was filmed on September 25, 2004, with the result of the game being a 1-0 win to Manchester United. Sir Alan admitted that he came very close to firing Saira for her being rude to the Tottenham marketing manager and then refusing to acknowledge or apologize for her mistake in the boardroom, but chose to fire Raj instead because he had not heeded Sir Alan's warnings, and was a less impressive candidate overall than Saira.

Week 10

  • Project managers: James (First Forte) and Miriam (Impact).
  • Task: Choose and sell items live on Ideal World shopping TV.
  • Result: Miriam and James were chosen as presenters. Tim and Paul of Impact pretended to have picked the same items as Saira of First Forte, so that she got fewer of the products she wanted. Saira ended up with a unisex jacket and a mattress among the items. On the day of the live presentation, Miriam received advice and direction from both Tim and Paul who kept interrupting Tim. James managed to sell out of mattresses, and also sold a considerable number of unisex jackets. Impact made £2017 sales revenue and First Forte made £5407.
  • Winner: First Forte.
  • Reward: Rest and recreation at a castle in Scotland.
  • Brought into the boardroom: Miriam, Paul and Tim.
  • Who gets fired: Miriam, for not managing her staff properly.
  • Note: Sir Alan Sugar later admitted that Miriam probably didn't deserve to be fired at this point, as she performed better than her team-mates at this task.[citation needed]

Week 11: Interviews

  • Semi-Finalists: James, Paul, Saira and Tim.
  • Task: The remaining four applicants undergo gruelling interviews, after which two applicants will be fired.
  • Result: Unlike the US version, Sir Alan's advisers also interview the applicants.
  • Who stays: Saira and Tim.
  • Who gets fired: James because Sir Alan and the interviewers were not convinced of his dedication to work for Sir Alan (although he had the best CV of the four); and Paul for having unclear reasons to work for Sir Alan considering he had thriving businesses of his own, as well as for being too aggressive and temperamental.
  • Notes: In reality, Paul Torrisi was fired before James Max. However, the editing of the programme showed Paul getting fired after James. The continuity error of this editing was evident. When James was fired and exited the boardroom, Paul's luggage was not visible anywhere in reception. When Paul was fired and exited the boardroom, James' luggage was still in reception. It is also possible to see James still in the boardroom when Paul says goodbye to Tim and an empty seat where Paul sat when James said goodbye.

Week 12: The Grand Finale

  • Finalists: Saira and Tim.
  • Task: Each team is given a riverboat and £5,000 budget to hold an event. Attendees must buy tickets to the events. As in the US version, fired candidates were brought back to help the finalists. Tim chose Miriam, Sebastian and Ben, while Saira chose Paul, James and Raj.
  • Result: Tim's team chose to put on a fashion show while Saira's team held a wine tasting event that showcased a new brand of Californian wine. Saira's team more than recouped their budget, collecting £5,800. Despite making only about £2,800 and therefore losing money, Tim explained his long-term strategic vision.
  • Not hired: Saira was not hired. (Sir Alan did not dismiss her with "You're fired!") However, Sir Alan said there was also a position in his company for her if she wanted to take it. She turned it down but may decide to work for Sir Alan in the future (though she is not allowed to apply for subsequent series of The Apprentice).
  • Who gets hired: Tim.
Elimination Chart
Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Timothy WIN IN IN LOSE IN IN IN IN IN BR IN HIRED
Saira LOSE IN IN IN IN BR IN IN LOSE IN IN FIRED
Paul IN IN IN IN BR LOSE IN BR WIN BR FIRED
James IN IN IN WIN IN IN LOSE IN BR WIN FIRED
Miriam IN BR IN IN IN WIN IN BR IN FIRED
Raj IN WIN IN IN IN IN BR WIN FIRED
Ben IN IN BR IN IN IN WIN FIRED
Sebastian IN IN IN IN WIN IN FIRED
Rachel IN IN IN IN LOSE FIRED
Matthew IN IN WIN IN FIRED
Adele IN BR LOSE QUIT
Miranda BR IN FIRED
Lindsay IN FIRED
Adenike FIRED
     The contestant was hired and won the apprentice.
     The contestant won as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant lost as project manager on his/her team.
     The contestant was brought to the final boardroom.
     The contestant was fired.
     The contestant lost as project manager and was fired.
     The contestant decided to quit the competition.

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