The Apprentice 2016 spoilers! Watch as candidates take on their first task

When does The Apprentice start?


The Apprentice 2016 is back this week on BBC One and here's a first loook.

But despite it being Wednesday today, The Apprentice isn't on tonight.

Yes, Wednesdays have been fired with the show moving to a new Thursday time slot.

The Apprentice returns to screens TOMORROW - Thursday 6th October - for the twelfth series at 9PM on BBC One.

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.

the apprentice 2016 cast 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.

> Meet The Apprentice 2016 candidates HERE!

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 the same antiques and collectables.

Inside is all sorts 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.

At least one of the losing team will face Lord Sugar's axe as they're booted from the show the first week.

The Apprentice 2016 starts Thursday, 9PM on BBC One.

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