The Apprentice 2016 spoilers alert! Tonight saw the new series begin but who left first?
This evening saw The Apprentice 2016 candidates introduced with 18 new business wannabes.
It was the usual Boys v Girls teams for the first task where candidates had to make cash by shifting a van full of items.
As always in the first week it was pretty much chaos as the candidates got to know one another, agree on a first project manager, size up their competition and argue over their team name.
In-between it all, they actually had to finish the task.
From rejected sales and rock bottom prices to a missing van full of stock, it all went a bit wrong for both teams as they raced to make cash from collectables.
At the end of the day the aspiring entrepreneurs were called back to the boardroom where the all important sales are tallied.
The Apprentice 2016 results
Boys / Team Titan:
Project Manager: Paul - with Karthik, Dillon, Courtney, JD, Mukai, Oliver, Samuel and Sofiane
Trade Sales: £371
Market Sales: £1,057.10
Total Sales: £1,428.10
Girls / Team Nebular:
Project Manager: Michelle – with Alana, Aleksandra, Frances, Grainne, Jessica, Natalie, Rebecca and Trishna
Trade Sales: £540
Market Sales: £419
Total Sales: £959
While the guys got to enjoy a dance lesson (obviously), the girls faced the boardroom.
Lord Sugar put their loss down to selling stock 'like headless chickens'.
He told the team: "The important thing about this is to identify what you have there and to establish some kind of pricing policy, in order to know what you can go and sell it for. And according to Claude, you just made it up as you went along”
He quipped: “The goods were so cheap, the shoppers could have been arrested for looting”
After their defeat, PM Michelle brought back Rebecca and Alana into the boardroom. Lord Sugar then revealed his final decision: “Rebecca, you make a lot of claims about being a great business woman, yet you’ve demonstrated nothing to me in this particular task.
"Alana, you were in charge of the market team and the pricing was completely wrong; overlooked.
Michelle, you claim to be a business woman and I do see you as responsible for not laying down the rules to your team.
"It’s very easy for the finger to be pointed at you as the project manager. But having said that, I do think that there’s a lot of stuff that you are responsible for… Michelle, You’re Fired”
Michelle will talk to Rhod Gilbert on You’re Fired! on BBC Two at 10pm, immediately following the main episode.
The Apprentice 2016 continuesnext Thursday, 13th October, 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD