I was absolutely engrossed in The Apprentice last night. I have to say that the interviews each candidate went through were extremely harsh - but hilarious to see some of them squirm.
I'm not sure about my predictions for the winner now - both the guys let themselves down bigtime - Alex because he just couldn't take criticism (Yes, we know you are only 24 - but big deal) and Lee because he blatently lied on his CV about his time at University - he claimed he was there for two years, but in fact it was four months. A slight discrepancy I would say.
Lucinda was hilarious, but it was obvious she was going to be the first to go, purely because when things weren't going her way - she said she didn't think she was cut out to be the Apprentice. But it is amazing how quickly minds change once in the boardroom. She WANTED it! But it was not to be. She was fired.
There was even an IT angle to last night's episode - one of the interviewers was from PC maker/integrator Viglen Computers (one of Sir Alan Sugar's companies).
One of the other interviewers was Karen Brady, chairman of Birmingham City Football Club - who (what a surprise) was asked to discover the more personal/touchy-feely side of the candidates. Nice to see that sexism is alive and well in Mr Sugar's ranks after she was thanked for providing a 'lady's view' on the candidates.
Three of them were supposed to be fired last night - but four still remain. I think it is anybody's prize now, but I have a feeling Alex might just win through. After all, he is only 24.
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