In Pictures: The Apprentice 2012 opening episode and task!

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It's the return of The Apprentice on BBC One tonight, and Lord Sugar gets his new candidates working straight away with their first task.

He warns the group: "This is not about a job anymore and I’m not looking for a friend, if I wanted a friend I’d get a dog.

"I’m looking for a partner, the ‘Marks’ to my ‘Spencer’, the ‘Lennon’ to my ‘McCartney’. This is about me investing £250,000 into a business with one of you and I’m expecting you, as the so called entrepreneurs, to make the money for me.”

The contestants are then split into Boys and Girls, before being given £500 to start their own print business. They must buy blank stock, create and print designs on them, and then sell them to the public the next day.

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Browse pictures from tonight's first show below...

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