When does The Apprentice 2016 start?
The Apprentice returns to screens on Thursday 6th October for the twelfth series at 9PM on BBC One.
Yes, Wednesdays have been fired with the show moving to a new Thursday time slot.
Who's joining Lord Sugar?
Once again aiding Lord Sugar in his quest are Karren Brady, who has been Lord Sugar’s advisor on the show since 2009, and Claude Littner, who returns for his second series to offer his observation and advice on the teams’ performances.
Who are the candidates?
There are 18 candidates on The Apprentice 2016 and you can see them all above!
They are (L-R): JD O’Brien, Natalie Hughes, Michelle Niziol, Karthik Nagesan, Mukai Noiri, Courtney Wood, Sofiane Khelfa, Frances Bishop, Alana Spencer, Samuel Boateng, Dillon St Paul, Oliver Nohl-Oser, Trishna Thakrar, Jessica Cunningham, Rebecca Jeffery, Paul Sul.
Any spoilers on the tasks?
Lord Sugar kicks the series off with a task designed to test the candidates’ skills in negotiation and selling. The teams arrive at a lock-up containing antiques and collectables including furniture, vintage clothing, toys, ceramics, silver and glassware.
They must spot the treasure from the trash, before they sell their chosen items to the public and trade. The aim is simple - make as much money as possible to avoid being in the firing line on the losing team in the boardroom.
Other tasks over the coming weeks include creating an advertising campaign for jeans, manufacturing a range of sweets, hosting ‘late night opening’ events at well-known attractions, designing virtual reality games and producing and creating their own brand of gin.
What about You're Fired?
New to the Apprentice line-up this year is the host of companion show You’re Fired, Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert, alongside the business experts and celebrities who appear each week to discuss the outgoing candidates’ performance. You’re Fired will air immediately after The Apprentice at 10pm on BBC Two.