It's boys v girls on The Apprentice 2013 this week as the tension mounts and the final nears.
This week's task is a tough and ambitious one, with Lord Sugar challenging the remaining six candidates to grow a business from scratch in 48 hours.
Starting with £150 they’ll have to source stock for a market stall, then buy more of their best sellers, before opening shops the next day. Before sending them off, Lord Sugar mixes the teams up and decides that this week it should be boys vs girls.
After deciding what to sell it’s straight out to source stock. The girls go on the hunt for hats while the boys plump for homeware – but while some get off to a flying start, others lag behind. Stock sorted, the teams get selling from their stalls. Will their chosen stock fly off the shelves?
The next day the teams sell from shops built from converted shipping containers in London’s trendy Shoreditch. One takes a cheap and cheerful approach to stocking out their shop, while the others go for high – margin minimalism and as the minutes tick by, one team rolls the dice on an all or nothing product.
In the boardroom it’s joy for some and heartbreak for others, and under questioning from Lord Sugar one candidate has a revelation in store. Who will miss out on becoming one of the Final Five and be the next to hear the words “You’re Fired!”?
The Apprentice 2013 airs tomorrow night (Wednesday) on BBC One from 9PM.