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The Apprentice UK 

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20 young entrepreneurs compete in several business tasks, and must survive the weekly firings in order to become the business partner of one of the most successful businessmen.
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Series cast summary:
Alan Sugar ...  Himself - The Boss 179 episodes, 2005-2018
Mark Halliley Mark Halliley ...  Himself - Narrator 172 episodes, 2005-2018
Nick Hewer ...  Himself - Sir Alan's aide / ... 122 episodes, 2005-2016
Karren Brady Karren Brady ...  Herself - Lord Sugar's aide / ... 111 episodes, 2008-2018
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Sir Alan Sugar - the £700m owner of AMSTRAD, is presented with 14 candidates, he must split the candidates up into two teams each week, and set them a business task. At the end of the each task, Sir Alan will fire one member of the losing team. Until Week 12 when one of the candidates will get a £100,000 with Sir Alan and become 'The Apprentice.' Written by Tim Reynard

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16 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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(12 episodes)

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On the final episode of the show, the crew film Lord Sugar saying "you're hired" to both of the finalists so that Lord Sugar has a few months until the episode is released to decide who he actually wants to invest in. When he decides, the scene of winner getting hired is edited in. See more »

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Featured in The Apprentice: You're Fired!: Episode #4.2 (2009) See more »

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not bad
8 December 2010 | by frankzappayaySee all my reviews

I wrote a scathing review of this last week after Sugar made a terrible mistake. I'm editing it as this week he redeemed himself somewhat by acknowledging his mistake. It was pretty good to watch actually.

I still have reservations about how 'realistic' this show is. I wonder if the job is genuine at the end of the process, or just some thrown together task for the sake of the show. I doubt if the candidates chosen at the start of the process are the best in Britain or more likely just some good ones mixed with some morons who make good TV. I also wonder if the selection process throughout the show is affected more on popularity than actual business ability.

Nevertheless, it's good to watch, and a lot less dumbed down than all the other reality TV shows out there. I am still happy to watch it year after year, although I am disappointed at the mistake the big boss made this year cost a very talented applicant her chance at the final.


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