The Apprentice 2016 spoilers: One candidate QUITS in shock exit

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The Apprentice 2016 is rocked by a shock departure on in tonight's episode.

In a first for the show, one candidate walks out mid-task, leaving their teammates stunned.

While candidates have quit the show before, it's never happened half way through a challenge.

In tonight's show, the candidates are summoned to the Draper’s Hall to learn of their next task. Lord Sugar tells the two teams that they will each be taking over a department of the world-famous department store Liberty of London.

The Apprentice 2016
The Apprentice 2016 spoilers

The rival groups each have to introduce a new product line to promote and sell in the store. They must also run a personal shopping service for some of London’s most discerning shoppers.

But as the candidates in one of the team try to decide on a project manger, one of them makes a surprise announcement.

"I'm going to leave the process," they declare, "I'm really sorry... I just... I'm just... it's not... I'm just not enjoying it."

"Is this a joke?" reacts one of the other candidates.

Another remarks: "We're just starting a task, it's not exactly the ideal moment."

But the quitting candidate is sure of their decision: "I"m really sorry, I'm going to go, good luck guys. I'm so sorry.

"I have found the process overwhelming, and stressful and really intense."

The candidates are forced to regroup before continuing on with the task one member down.

The Apprentice 2016
The Apprentice 2016 spoilers

After two days of selling, it's back to the boardroom for the all important results.

Facing Lord Sugar, the candidates are ready to hang each other out to dry. Sales are totted up and revealed, but only one team’s story has a happy ending. But which candidate finds their customer service isn’t up to scratch and this will be the last chapter in their Apprentice story, as they hear the words “You’re Fired”?

The Apprentice 2016 airs Thursday night on BBC One from 9PM.

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