The Apprentice 2015 results: Lord Sugar picks the final two as three get fired

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The Apprentice 2015 finalists have been chose with a triple firing in this evening's show.

Tonight saw Joseph Valente and Vana Koutsomitis make it into the final while Charleine Wain, Gary Poulton and Richard Woods were all fired.

It was the dreaded interview stages as the final five had their CVs, business plans and personalities scrutinised and pored over.

Those on the interview panel this year were Lord Sugar's new right hand man Claude Littner, regulars Claudine Collins and Mike Soutar and new addition for 2015, owner of international interior design company, Linda Plant.

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After the interviews, the interviews fed back to Lord Sugar and they together discussed the candidates and their business proposals.

The Apprentice 2015 results

The final five were then called to the boardroom where Lord Sugar went through their business proposals now armed with the insight of his four interviewers.

After a further interrogation of the plans and personalities, Lord Sugar made his final decision as he picked the final two.

First to go was Charleine with Lord Sugar saying: "I do admire your drive, your inspiration and your hard work and efforts and it’s very hard for me at this stage to kind of suppress that enthusiasm. But, I don’t believe that I can go into business with you at this time. I think you should take advice from Claude and pursue those additional branches down there. So it is with regret Charleine that…You’re Fired"

Next to face the axe was Gary: "Gary, you take great pride in being a corporate fellow. But I think your business plan is flawed, I don’t understand it at all. I can’t go into business with you…You’re Fired.”

Lord Sugar then asked the remaining three to step outside before making the last firing.

He said: “Vana, I worry this £250,000 is like a spit in the ocean really, in order for this to be successful.

"Joseph, my concern is to whether you are mature enough yet, whether you’re here too early for me. But you’re a business that I can understand and I also understand that you’re very, very determined and so I’m going to tell you right now, Joseph, that you are going to be in the final.

"Richard, you’ve done extremely well in the process, so you’ve obviously got something there. Vana in order for your business plan to work, it has got to be so drop dead brilliant that it’s going to capture the imagination of users at a very early stage. I’m a gambler. Richard, you’ve been a very, very good candidate here, but I’ve decided that I’m going to take a gamble by allowing Vana into the final. So Richard…You’re Fired.”

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Therefore Vana and Joseph will go forward to the final at the weekend where one of the two will win the series and secure Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment.

THE FINAL of The Apprentice airs on SUNDAY, 20th December, 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, immediately followed by an hour special of You’re Hired.

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