Three candidates have been fired from The Apprentice 2016 in tonight's results.
The Apprentice 2016 winner is now just one step away from being confirmed with only Alana Spencer and Courtney Wood left in the running.
In this evening's show, the remaining few candidates were given 24 hours to brush up on their business plans before facing the formidable interview process.
As is tradition on The Apprentice, in the penultimate show they got a grilling from four of Lord Sugar’s trusted advisors, Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and Linda Plant.
One by one, the Final Five were called in to face the music with Lord Sugar’s unremitting mentors. Armed with CV’s and business plans, the advisors showed no mercy as plans were interrogated and characters questioned.
There were lots of awkward moments before the penultimate boardroom.
Who left The Apprentice 2016?
After hearing from the interviewers, Lord Sugar made his final decision and it was Frances Bishop, Grainne McCoy and Jessica Cunningham who were all sent packing tonight.
He said: “Look, Grainne. You know I’m going to be bluntly honest with you – I just can’t see this. It’s been nice to be associated with you but it is with regret you’re fired.”
“Jessica, I think you’ve got great sales ability but it’s a very, very risky idea. Jessica, it is with regret that you’re fired.”
“Frances, this idea is not scalable. I want a big business so I wish you the best of luck but I am not going to be investing in you. So, Frances, you’re fired.”
Who won The Apprentice 2016?
The Apprentice 2016 final is on TV on Sunday night, at 9PM, on BBC One.
The one hour show will see the final task and the winner crowned by Lord Sugar with the result being kept tightly under wraps.
Then at 10PM on BBC One, spin-off You're Hired airs as host Rhod Gilbert is joined by the winner, the runner-up and Lord Sugar himself, plus all the other candidates from the series, for a look back at the show.