The Apprentice 2013 results: Who was fired? Uzma Yakoob gets the chop!

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Uzma Yakoob has become the latest candidate to be fired on The Apprentice 2013 in this evenings results.

After sourcing, stocking and selling produce in a farm shop, the teams must return to the boardroom to find out who has made the most profit on their rural retail task.

Nick and Karren reveal the all important results:

Endeavour had total sales of £1097.82 and a spend of £558.15, resulting in a total profit of £539.67

Evolve had total sales of £1249.52 and a spend of £618, resulting in a total profit of £631.52

As Jordan celebrates Evolve’s win with a loud “Get in!” Lord Sugar has some stern words of advice: “Can I just remind you, this is not a football match.”

As a reward for their win, Lord Sugar sends Evolve to renowned London restaurant ‘Tramshed’ where their top chef cooks the team a four-course meal using the best of British produce.


After Lord Sugar’s discussion with Endeavour, Project Manager Neil decides to bring Kurt and Uzma back into the boardroom with him.

Finally, Lord Sugar delivers his verdict:

“Kurt, if you thought this shakes route was going to be your chance to prove to me that your business model is solid, then you’ve failed. How can I go into business with somebody that doesn’t know how many he can sell? Uzma, third time in this final three, and a couple of times people have said you don’t contribute. I have had comments back from Nick and Karren who had the benefit of following you, and I have to say that they support some of that in some respects. Neil, you took the helm here, you decided that you wanted to be a Project Manager, but you got brow-beaten. And I do think that putting the blame solely on him [Kurt] is unfair. And for that reason Neil, I’ve got to tell you that there’s not much space left for mistakes. But my intuitive feeling at this moment is that Kurt, if you want me to believe in your business model, you have got a lot to learn. And the first thing you’ve got to learn is to stop spouting your mouth off about how many you’re going to sell, how much you’re going to make. Uzma, no smoke without fire I say. I’m sorry Uzma, you’re fired.”

As Uzma leaves in a black cab, she reflects on her time in the process: “The last thing that Lord Sugar said to me was that there’s no smoke without fire. He hasn’t yet seen the fire in me, and I’m going to take my business idea, I’m going to make it happen, and I’m going to make millions from it.”

12 candidates remain – who will be the next to hear the infamous words ‘You’re Fired’?

Next episode: Tuesday 28th May, 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD