Apprentice candidates revealed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 May 2011
Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

The 16 'Apprentice' candidates who could be Lord Sugar's new business partner have been unveiled, as well as a shake-up of the show which will see the winner start their own company with £250,000 of the multi-millionaire technology mogul's money

The candidates for 'The Apprentice' have been unveiled.

The show - fronted by Lord Sugar and now in its seventh series - will begin on May 10 and the multi-millionaire businessman has announced a change in format which means the 16 candidates will be launching their own company with £250,000 of his money.

He revealed: "I'm going to inject £250,000 worth of cash and value into a business, your business, and you're going to run it. And I say you're going to run it because don't expect me to be doing all the work because I'm not looking for a 'sleeping' partner.

"I'm not Saint Alan, the patron saint of bloody losers ... You can look at it as a bit of an uncivil partnership, so to speak.

"I want you to treat this first task as if it's your own business. Here's something to note, this is an investment, and I want some return on my money."

Among the potential candidates for the show are 36-year-old business psychologist Edna Agbarha, who claims a "limp handshake is unforgivable" and 29-year-old sales manager Vincent Disneur, who thinks of himself as "very good looking".

Lord Sugar's advisors Karren Brady and Nick Hewer will also be returning to the boardroom to help him pick who will win the show, and eventually become the technology mogul's business partner.

Speaking about the entrepreneur, Nick said: "Alan is a very generous friend. The best thing about working for him was there was always something going on - he has a vibrancy about him."

Other contestants on the show include motorbike enthusiast Alex Britez Cabral and amateur footballer Glenn Ward, who began his career aged eight when he took apart and then rebuilt an entire computer.

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