The Apprentice 2019 candidates: The final five profiled

the apprentice 2019 final five

The Apprentice 2019: The Final Five have been revealed on BBC One and here the remaining candidates are profiled.

Ten weeks ago, eighteen potential business partners arrived at the Boardroom in the hope of becoming Lord Sugar’s next business partner.


The Apprentice 2019: The Final Five will profile the remaining candidates on Tuesday, December 10 at 10:45PM on BBC One.

Revealing the true stories behind each candidate, it’s time to get up close and personal, and discover what really drives their ambition, and makes these budding tycoons tick.

Featuring interviews from parents, partners and friends, along with Lord Sugar’s trusted aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, The Final Five delves into the candidates’ backgrounds, as well as looking back over their highs and lows in the process so far.

The Apprentice 2019 continues Wednesday, December 11 at 9PM on BBC One.

The Apprentice 2019 contestants: The final five

Scarlett Allen-Horton

Scarlett Allen-Horton
Scarlett Allen-Horton

Age: 32
Occupation: Owner, Recruitment Company
From: West Midlands
Instagram username: @scarlettallenhorton

Throughout her successful career in recruitment, Scarlett has found her upbeat personality to be a strong asset in winning a business deal, claiming that “people will often buy into her as a person”.

Although she considers herself to be a “very good problem solver” she also admits to struggling to accept help from others, acknowledging she often overestimates her workload. Scarlett plans to apply the same tactic she uses in all aspects of her life; “working the hardest and the smartest to be the best”.

She says: “I am an achiever. I have been the highest performer across every workplace I have worked within.”


Lewis Ellis

Lewis Ellis
Lewis Ellis

Age: 28
Occupation: Digital Marketing Project Manager
From: Lancashire
Instagram username: @lewis_ellis_
Twitter username: @ImLewisEllis

A self-proclaimed “maverick” who doesn’t like to follow the rules, Lewis is confident his competitiveness and determination will see him through the process.

He admits he struggles to hide his true feelings in his facial expressions, and says his confidence is often mistaken for arrogance but says “I don’t think I’m better than anyone else”.

He adds: “I may not be the smartest guy in the room, but I’ll sure as hell work harder.”


Pamela Laird

Pamela Laird
Pamela Laird

Age: 29
Occupation: Owner, Beauty Brand
From: Dublin, Ireland
Instagram username: @Pamela_Laird
Twitter username: @pamela_laird

Pamela attributes the success of her beauty company to her “entrepreneurial gene”. She describes herself as feisty and passionate with a charismatic personality, which enables her to excel in sales.

She acknowledges she can be impatient and demanding and often finds it difficult to delegate tasks.

She says: “I love to be the under-estimated person in the room.”


Carina Lepore

Carina Lepore
Carina Lepore

Age: 30
Occupation: Owner, Artisan Bakery
From: South London
Instagram username: @carinalepore_

With three winning tasks as project manager, Carina says she is a natural leader and that people latch onto her to benefit from the influence she carries.

She believes it’s “written in the stars” that she’ll be Lord Sugar’s next Apprentice, warning that the other candidates shouldn’t underestimate her because of her South London accent as she knows how to “put on a suit and be the full package”.

She adds: “I’m about 5 foot 1 inch tall - I’m like a pocket rocket, you don’t really want to mess with me.”


Lottie Lion

Lottie Lion
Lottie Lion

Age: 19
Occupation: Librarian
From: Somerset
Instagram username: @lottie.lion
Twitter username: @lottielion1

Lottie says she is “very cut-throat” and insists that she is no push over.

She believes her poise and her “powers of persuasion” are her greatest business qualities, noting that people with bad manners anger her and that she gets frustrated when things don’t adhere to her high standards.

She says: “I bring ‘class’ to everything and ensure nothing I do is half-standard or tacky.”



The Apprentice airs on BBC One.