Apprentice 2012 final: Nick Holzherr, Jade Nash fired

Nick Holzherr (The Apprentice 2012)

Nick Holzherr and Jade Nash have become the first two candidates to be fired in tonight's Apprentice 2012 final.

Earlier this evening, Lord Sugar sent the remaining four candidates to face a round of tough interviews with some of his most trusted business associates.

The group faced Lord Sugar's ruthless troubleshooter Claude Littner, pioneer of Britain's free magazine business Mike Soutar and eyebrow raising confidant, and former Apprentice aide to Lord Sugar, Margaret Mountford.

After that it was back to the boardroom, where Lord Sugar went over the results of the interviews.

Jade and Nick had struggled, with Jade being caught out lying about her previous business experience and Nick's business idea confusing just about everybody!

And it meant only one thing, as Lord Sugar fired them both, with regret, ahead of the final boardroom.

Tom Gearing and Ricky Martin remain in the fight for Lord Sugar's £250,000 business investment, stay tuned to see who Lord Sugar picks!