Ten weeks ago, eighteen potential business partners arrived at the Boardroom in the hope of becoming Lord Sugar’s next business partner.
The Apprentice 2018: The Final Five will profile the remaining candidates on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:45PM on BBC One.
Revealing the true stories behind each candidate, it’s time to get up close and personal, and discover what really drives their ambition, and makes these budding tycoons tick.
Featuring interviews from parents, partners and friends, along with Lord Sugar’s trusted aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, The Final Five delves into the candidates’ backgrounds, as well as looking back over their highs and lows in the process so far.
The Apprentice 2018 continues Wednesday, December 12 at 9PM on BBC One.
The Apprentice 2018 contestants: The final five
Occupation: Owner, Nut Milk Brand
Camilla admits to being an adrenaline junkie and loves to try anything new and exciting; from skydiving to swimming with sharks. She believes her people skills are her biggest strength, although feels her openness and willingness to overshare can sometimes work against her.
She says she will be ‘keeping her cards close to her chest’ in the process.
She says: “I’m a bundle of energy and creativity and certainly a one off… ain’t no Vanilla Camilla”
Occupation: Owner, Lifestyle Brand
Daniel set up his business in 2017 and likens himself to Jordan Belfort, the main character in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, because of his entrepreneurial skills and lavish, party lifestyle.
He says: “I have the beauty and the brains, typically people only have one. I was blessed with both in abundance.”
Occupation: Owner, Eco Cleaning Company
Having run her own eco-friendly cleaning business for the past three years, Khadija considers her people skills to be her best business asset. She says her friends would describe her as being quick-witted, motivational and genuinely wanting to help others but she can have a bit of a ‘hot head’.
Khadija looks up to Richard Branson in business for ‘his success and willingness to assist others’ and plans to be likeable but focused, though says she can be cut-throat when required.
She says: “Whatever I say I’m going to make happen happens. I’m a serious Mumpreneur who doesn’t have time for timewasters and idiocy.”
Occupation: Owner, Tennis Events Company
Sabrina has had her eye on making money from the age of 14, when she set up a business selling retro sweets as part of a Young Enterprise Scheme. She cites Emma Watson as one of her role models because she’s ‘always clear-headed and makes good decisions, whilst still having elements of fun’.
Sabrina says she can walk into a room and capture an audience but admits to sometimes making ‘silly comments’ before thinking. She plans to throw herself feet first into the process and use her positive energy to get involved in everything.
She says: “I am a mix of Willy Wonka drinking an espresso martini… classy and sophisticated on the outside; inside, a little bit crazy and wacky but full of brilliant ideas.”
Occupation: Owner, Swimwear Brand
Sian owns and runs a swimwear fashion brand, with clients including celebrities and celebrity stylists. She identifies with Coco Chanel as a role model in business, as she ‘came from nothing and worked her way to the top’.
She believes she has been brought up to win and every task will see her being calculated, collaborative and ruthless where necessary.
She says: “I bring both the passion and the fire - in the boardroom, I will be merciless.”
The Apprentice airs on BBC One.