The Apprentice 2018 results: Fired candidate hits out at ‘unfair’ decision

The latest candidate to be fired from The Apprentice 2018 has hit out at the decision to let him go.

It was Rick Monk 33-year-old Quality Controller from Lancashire who was fired from The Apprentice this week after a shoe design task.

Project manager Jackie Fast had originally not brought him back to the boardroom, but Lord Sugar overruled her decision to bring all the candidates on the losing team back.

There, Rick found himself the unlucky one to get the boot after fellow candidate Kurran Pooni clashed with Lord Sugar.

Following his exit, Rick says he thinks Kurran should have definitely been the one to go.

Rick said: “I thought it would be Kurran 100% . I mean, he laid it down last week that he was project manager, and he wasn’t, he went back on his word. He didn’t pull his weight on the task, he didn’t like the end product – the whole thing… in the boardroom I don’t think that was really picked up on.

“If you tell Lord Sugar you’re going to do something, you’d better bloody do it, you know? How can you have that type of character as a business partner?”

In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, Rick suggested that Kurran may have been kept in for ratings.

“Does he make better TV? I haven’t a clue,” he speculated. “It’s a big shock and it’s Apprentice history isn’t it? They say to expect the unexpected and this is definitely the unexpected for viewers.”

Rick went on to admit he was confident of staying when he went into the boardroom.

He explained: “This is one of those boardrooms where I thought, ‘I’m not going to go’… I’ve negotiated well on the props, I’ve done well on the task, done the preparation of the food, you know, just giving the products their full support.

“Kurran just had nothing going for him – he didn’t put himself forward for PM, he wasn’t backing the product – he was just a dead weight. For me it was a no-brainer. It didn’t feel like I had myself in the firing line.”

The Apprentice 2018 continues next Wednesday night on BBC One.

In this week’s show, Lord Sugar told Kurran he’d project manage the next task whatever it may be.

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