The Apprentice 2016: Tearful female candidates branded "hormonal emotional car crashes"


Luisa Zissman has called on this year's female candidates on The Apprentice 2016 to toughen up.

After Jessica Cunningham's emotional jeans break down last week, yesterday evening saw Alana Spencer also in tears.

Alana was put in charge of one team as the candidates were set a sticky task: To design and manufacture their own brand of sweets to sell to trade and public in Brighton.

But a broken down machine and spoiled toffee left Alana at breaking point.

Claude Littner told cameras: "Alana has put herself and her kitchen under tremendous pressure. She does not appear to be coping."

Speaking about the latest episode, former Apprentice runner up Luisa branded the girls "hormonal emotional car crashes".

She wrote in her column for The Sun newspaper: "The Apprentice can be overwhelming. It’s actually a lot harder than it looks, and you’re always tired because of those insane early starts.

"But I really wish the girls would stop being such hormonal emotional car crashes. It really lets the bra burners down."

Despite the tears, Alana's team won the task and it was Oliver Nohl-Oser who got fired after leading his team to a loss.

"It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out Oliver’s team had lost. Perhaps more obviously he was fired," Luisa said.

She concluded: "He reminded me of Jason in my year. Posh, lovely, but a complete chocolate teapot."

The Apprentice 2016 continues Thursday nights on BBC One at 9PM.

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