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The Apprentice candidates serve Wotsits to VIP guests in new task

The Apprentice 2017 candidates struggle again with their latest task on Wednesday.


This year’s lot have already been branded the worst contestants ever by some viewers, and Wednesday’s episode dos little to challenge that reputation.

The latest task kicks off at Wembley Football Stadium, where Lord Sugar instructs the candidates to set up and run a corporate box and sell merchandise to the masses at the Women’s FA Cup Final.

Candidates meet their match when they come face to face with the clients, negotiating a price that will allow them to profit.

The boys penny pinch after their failed negotiations, and serve up a £4.80 VIP snack made up of Wotsits and other crisp.

The lads also opt to ditch professional entertainment for one of their own, as one of the guys decides to sing for the high profile clients.


Over in the girls team, Bushra is put in charge of organising the purchasing of alcohol for their clients – despite not drinking herself.

Meanwhile, another half of each team spend their time outside the venue.

They set up popcorn and candy floss stalls in a bid to cash in as football fans arrive for the match at the 100,000 capacity venue.

For those selling outside, the goal is to score big with profit, but in-team tackles and last minute pricing strategies, puts them on the back foot.

When the final whistle blows, it’s back to the boardroom where the final score is in.

It’s celebrations down one end, and the blame game down the other and Lord Sugar decides which player will be shown the red card – “You’re Fired!”


The Apprentice 2017 continues Wednesday night on BBC One at 9PM.

Spin-off You’re Fired airs at 10PM straight after the main show.

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