The Apprentice 2016 spoilers: Candidates turn party planners with ridiculous results


The Apprentice 2016 candidates are tasked with hosting parties on the show tonight.

It’s week eight and the candidates are summoned to the National Portrait Gallery.

There, Lord Sugar instructs the teams to organise an exclusive late night event at two of London’s biggest tourist attractions – The SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.

They've just a day to plan an event to remember from entertainment to food and drinks - plus sell enough tickets at high enough prices to turn a profit.


For Titan's project manager Dillon, it’s a dream gig as he plans to get involved in a fishy performance. Dillon and his team hire two ‘mermaids’ as part of their entertainment, with Dillon deciding he will sing with them in fancy dress.

“The mermaids are amazing, so I’m super excited I can dress up as a sailor and sing with the mermaids, I mean what better way to spend the evening," Dillin says.

But he then shocks his team by asking them to join him in dressing up for what ends up looking like a scene out of a Disney movie.

On the other team, Paul beats Jessica to become Project Manager but the pair clash throughout. The pricing strategy goes out of the window within minutes, and when they realise they have to tighten the reins on their budget, the luxury evening starts to sound a bit more ‘bargain basement'.

In an attempt to claw back cash, the candidates serve cream cheese and salmon canapes without salmon and bruschetta made with crackers, all while trying their best to "not look cheap".

Later, Paul and Jess argue in front of guests at their event and Paul decides to remove her as sub-team leader for creating confusion during ticket sales.

Meanwhile, both teams assign guides to take V.I.P guests on an exclusive tour of their venues, with some being more successful than others, as Karren describes one of the candidates as being ‘low-energy’.


Come 10PM the parties must end before the candidates return to the boardroom.

There, profits are totted up and refunds from unhappy customers are accounted for ahead of the winners being announced.

And while it’s a celebration for some, for the losers, the party is over and there is no hiding from the finger of blame and the dreaded words ‘You’re Fired’.

The Apprentice 2016 airs tonight at 9PM on BBC One.

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