Here's a first look at tonight's penultimate Apprentice 2013 episode.
Yes, it's the interviews!
This week the candidates receive an early morning phonecall from Lord Sugar, who tells them they have 24 hours to brush up on their business plans, before being interviewed by four of his trusted advisors.
“When I first met you at the beginning of the process, you gave me a brief idea of what your plan was about. They all sound reasonable ideas, but I’m not going into business with just anybody," Lord Sugar tells them. "You need a very good plan and I need to know you are the right calibre of person, so I’m going to put you in front of four of my very trusted advisors. And trust me; there is no pulling the wool over their eyes. They will report back to me and two of you are going to go through to the final, and three of you will be fired!”
The next day, business plans in hand, it's off to the Institute of Directors. Lord Sugar explains that his advisors will be scrutinizing their plans and credentials, before feeding back to him.
The nerves kick in straight away for the Final Five, as the anxious candidates are called in one by one to meet Lord Sugar's hand-picked hit-squad.
Armed with CVs and business plans, the advisors waste no time in taking the candidates to task. Egos are attacked, book-cooking uncovered, and personalities pulverised. There are anxious moments for some, and extraordinary things uncovered as the candidates are pushed to the limit.
Who will come out triumphant after meeting with tough-talking Claude Littner, publisher Mike Soutar, media mogul Claudine Collins, and Lord Sugar’s confidante Margaret Mountford?