Are The Apprentice candidates paid? YES - and here's how much!

The Apprentice Series 13 - 2017

How much The Apprentice 2017 candidates are paid has reportedly been revealed.

To be honest, we didn't even know they got anything.

But yes, apparently The Apprentice contestants do get a small fee while appearing on the show to cover expenses.

According to the Evening Standard, each of the group is give £2,000, regardless of how long they stay in the process.

For those who only last the week, it's not too shabby.

However it's a far cry from the grand prize of a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar.

And with candidates typically giving up their day jobs to appear on the show, £2,000 doesn't go far.

Jeff Wan became the second contestant to be axed from the BBC One series this year and confessed he had since been looking for a new job after quitting his old one.

He told Radio Times: "I actually left a career in finance to join the show so I gave in my resignation a week before I came into the house. So right now, I’m just looking for opportunities!”

The Apprentice 2017 continues tonight at 9PM on BBC One.

In the fifth task of the series, is the show's traditional scavenger hunt task, with the remaining business wannabes sent out to pick up a list of items at the cheapest price.

This year, to celebrate Lord Sugar's 70th birthday, the candidates are tasked with acquiring items to mark some of the milestones of his life and career.

Candidates have one day only to bag the nine specific items at the best possible price, before meeting at the House of Lords by 7pm.

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