Jaz Ampaw-Farr has become the first candidate to be fired from The Apprentice 2013 this evening.
Tonight saw the sixteen new candidates given their first task, with Jaz leading the girls while Jason Leech took charge of the boys.
The super-sized selling task involved selling a container load of goods - from novelty items to household commodities, with the team making the most money winning.
Nick and Karren revealed the numbers for the team they have observed in the boardroom:
On Evolve, Project Manager Jaz’s sub-team made total sales of £270, and Leah’s sub-team made total sales of £839.30, resulting in total team sales of £1109.30
On Endeavour, Project Manager Jason’s sub-team made total sales of £324.50, and Neil’s sub-team made total sales of £843.40, resulting in total team sales of £1167.90
As a reward for their win, team Endeavour were first back to the candidates’ luxury house in Holborn where a top chef from Fortnum and Mason treated them to a gourmet meal.
Meanwhile in the boardroom, Project Manager Jaz decided to bring Sophie and Uzma back with her to face the first firing.
After a heated discussion, Lord Sugar delivers his final verdict:
“Jaz, very, very brave move to jump in and be the Project Manager, and I do give you credit for that. Was it clever? I don’t think so. Certainly wasn’t clever the speed at which you did it," he said.
The boss continued: "Uzma, I was confused why Jaz brought you in here. I’ve owned businesses, and I’ve had sales teams where a logistics person is the heart of the company. I understand what that means, and on that basis, you’re not in my consideration at the moment.
"Sophie, you didn’t sell anything. Jaz was adamant that you were coming back in here, and that tells me that she felt you didn’t pull your weight on this task. I have to give that deep consideration."
Lord Sugar concluded: "I think that, Jaz, there was terrible mayhem going on, bad organisation, fatal mistakes made, and I do believe that your biggest mistake was jumping in too quickly. On that basis Jaz, you’re fired.”
As Jaz left in a black cab, she reflected on her time in the process: “If I had my time again, I’d love to say I wouldn’t volunteer, but I know I would. I’m gutted to be fired before I’ve a chance to show how amazing I am, and I really wanted to go right through to the end of the process because my business plan is phenomenal.”
The Apprentice 2013 continues tomorrow night, Wednesday 8th May, 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.