The Apprentice 2016 interviews! Frances Bishop clashes with Claude Littner

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Here's a first look at The Apprentice 2016 this week as the final five candidates face the interview stages.

In Thursday's show at 9PM on BBC One the remaining few candidates are given 24 hours to brush up on their business plans and face the formidable interview process.

It’s time to get a grilling from four of Lord Sugar’s trusted advisors, Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and Linda Plant.

The next day, with plans in hand, it’s off to one of London’s highest offices - the spectacular Leadenhall Building in the Square Mile.

One by one, the Final Five are called in to face the music with Lord Sugar’s unremitting mentors. Armed with CV’s and business plans, the advisors show no mercy as plans are interrogated and characters questioned.

In one preview, Linda calls Jessica Cunningham's figures into question and it isn't pretty.

Jessica splutters about making a loss in one of her businesses, prompting Linda to quiz: "Do you know what you're talking about here?"

"Basically... I don't think I do actually," Jessica admits.

Elsewhere Frances Bishop faces Claude. "Frankly I'm finding it hard to find anything good about your performance," he says.

"If you break the tasks down..." begins Frances.

But Claude hits back: "I've broke the tasks done and You've lost 8 out of 10... I don't know what you're doing here."

In the boardroom, it’s success for two as Lord Sugar selects his favoured finalists.

For the other three it’s farewell to the £250,000, as they reach the end of the road and hear the words ‘You’re Fired’.

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

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