The Apprentice returned with a splash on Thursday after the collection was rested for 2 years because of the Covid pandemic. 

The primary episode of collection 16 kicked off with a problem on a cruise ship, with the candidates break up into groups and tasked with designing an promoting marketing campaign for a vacation spot cruise.

But finally it was the boys crew have been unable to remain afloat, with their cruise brand in comparison with a turd, whereas Harry Mahmood ended up changing into the primary candidate to be fired. 

The Apprentice UK: The men went overboard during their first task as their cruise ship logo was compared to a TURD - while Harry Mahmood was first to be fired in the explosive opening show

The Apprentice UK: The boys went overboard throughout their first job as their cruise ship brand was in comparison with a TURD – whereas Harry Mahmood was first to be fired within the explosive opening present

Earlier than getting right down to enterprise, Lord Sugar launched his new aide, collection one winner Tim Campbell, who’s changing Claude Littner for a collection after he was injured in an E-Bike accident. 

Addressing the candidates, Lord Sugar started: ‘I need to say, we’re glad to be again within the boardroom once more. However do not for one minute assume I’ve gone mushy. 

‘Because of the pandemic, the world of enterprise is harder than ever earlier than and the identical goes for this course of. On this boardroom you aren’t getting furloughed, you get fired.’

Hilarious: Their logo also didn't go down well, with one person remarking it looked like 'projectile vomit', while another noted it resembled a 'turd'

Hilarious: Their brand additionally did not go down effectively, with one particular person remarking it appeared like ‘projectile vomit’, whereas one other famous it resembled a ‘turd’

After some light teasing with the brand new candidates, Lord Sugar revealed their first job can be to create a model, TV advert and social media tease for a brand new cruise firm. 

Digital Advertising Company proprietor Akshay Thakrar put himself ahead as Undertaking Supervisor for the lads’s crew. 

For the women, on-line pyjama retailer proprietor Kathryn Louise Burn was fast to supply herself up for the position, however instantly ruffled feathers by refusing to take her colleagues’ concepts on board. 

Comeback: The Apprentice returned with a splash on Thursday after the series was rested for two years due to the Covid pandemic

Comeback: The Apprentice returned with a splash on Thursday after the collection was rested for 2 years because of the Covid pandemic

Exciting: The first episode of series 16 kicked off with a challenge on a cruise ship, with the candidates split into teams and tasked with designing an advertising campaign for a destination cruise

Thrilling: The primary episode of collection 16 kicked off with a problem on a cruise ship, with the candidates break up into groups and tasked with designing an promoting marketing campaign for a vacation spot cruise

New face: Before getting down to business, Lord Sugar introduced his new aide, series one winner Tim Campbell, who is replacing Claude Littner for a series after he was injured in an E-Bike accident

New face: Earlier than getting right down to enterprise, Lord Sugar launched his new aide, collection one winner Tim Campbell, who’s changing Claude Littner for a collection after he was injured in an E-Bike accident

Joker: Addressing the candidates, Lord Sugar began: 'I must say, we are glad to be back in the boardroom again. But don't for one minute think I've gone soft'

Joker: Addressing the candidates, Lord Sugar started: ‘I need to say, we’re glad to be again within the boardroom once more. However do not for one minute assume I’ve gone mushy’

Tensions continued throughout the job with Amy Anzel and Harpeet Kaur struggling to choose an concept for branding. 

Issues weren’t any higher on the lads’s crew with Harry and Akeem Bundu Kamara unable to choose a brand, which finally ended up resembling a rotten banana. 

Even aide Karren Brady was at a loss, unable to grasp why they hadn’t thought to incorporate their model title.  

Unimpressed: For the ladies, online pyjama store owner Kathryn Louise Burn (centre left) was quick to offer herself up for the role, but immediately ruffled feathers by refusing to take her colleagues' ideas on board

Unimpressed: For the women, on-line pyjama retailer proprietor Kathryn Louise Burn (centre left) was fast to supply herself up for the position, however instantly ruffled feathers by refusing to take her colleagues’ concepts on board

Terrible: The girls suffered a similar fate, as while their logo wasn't compared to any bodily fluids, several people were unable to understand their name, Bouji Cruises

Horrible: The women suffered the same destiny, as whereas their brand wasn’t in comparison with any bodily fluids, a number of folks have been unable to grasp their title, Bouji Cruises

Oh dear: Even aide Karren Brady was at a loss, unable to understand why they hadn't thought to include their brand name

Oh expensive: Even aide Karren Brady was at a loss, unable to grasp why they hadn’t thought to incorporate their model title

The candidates then turned their consideration to capturing an advert, with Amy taking the reigns as director, though she struggled to get her concepts throughout along with her talkative crew.  

Akshay took over directing duties on the opposite crew and took a distinct method in refusing to take heed to his teammates. 

After a rocky begin to day one, the 16 candidates are handled to the massive reveal of their advertising materials at 7AM the following morning. 

Boss: Akshay (centre right) took over directing duties on the other team and took a different approach in refusing to listen to his teammates

Boss: Akshay (centre proper) took over directing duties on the opposite crew and took a distinct method in refusing to take heed to his teammates

Struggling: As it emerges that neither the men or female team are pleased upon the big reveal, scenes turn tense as they move onto editing their adverts

Struggling: Because it emerges that neither the lads or feminine crew are happy upon the massive reveal, scenes flip tense as they transfer onto modifying their adverts

Because it emerges that neither the lads or feminine crew are happy upon the massive reveal, scenes flip tense as they transfer onto modifying their adverts. 

Karren wasn’t impressed with the lads’s efforts on their model Seaquility, noting the lads’s advert appeared like one for an previous folks’s house slightly than a luxurious ship. 

Their brand additionally did not go down effectively, with one particular person remarking it appeared like ‘projectile vomit’, whereas one other famous it resembled a ‘turd’.

Oh no: After a rocky start to day one, the 16 candidates are treated to the big reveal of their marketing material at 7AM the next morning

Oh no: After a rocky begin to day one, the 16 candidates are handled to the massive reveal of their advertising materials at 7AM the following morning

Arguing: Tensions continued during the task with Amy Anzel (centre right) and Harpeet Kaur struggling to settle on an idea for branding

Arguing: Tensions continued throughout the job with Amy Anzel (centre proper) and Harpeet Kaur struggling to choose an concept for branding

The women suffered the same destiny, as whereas their brand wasn’t in comparison with any bodily fluids, a number of folks have been unable to grasp their title, Boujiee Cruises. 

Again within the boardroom, Lord Sugar was left unimpressed with each groups. 

For the women, he took subject with their complicated model title, female-heavy TV advert and the uninspiring social advert. 

Stern: Back in the boardroom, Lord Sugar was left unimpressed with both teams

Stern: Again within the boardroom, Lord Sugar was left unimpressed with each groups

Cringe-worthy: For the ladies, he took issue with their confusing brand name, female-heavy TV advert and the uninspiring social advert

Cringe-worthy: For the women, he took subject with their complicated model title, female-heavy TV advert and the uninspiring social advert

Shock: Moving onto the boys, Lord Sugar was left flabbergasted by the fecal-resembling logo as it flashed up on the screen

Shock: Shifting onto the boys, Lord Sugar was left flabbergasted by the fecal-resembling brand because it flashed up on the display

Shifting onto the boys, Lord Sugar was left flabbergasted by the fecal-resembling brand because it flashed up on the display. 

THE APPRENTICE 2022 WINNER ODDS

 Francesca Kennedy-Wallbank 3/1

Akshay Thakrar 4/1

Kathryn Louise Burn 6/1

Harpreet Kaur 9/1

Alex Brief 10/1

Amy Anzel 12/1

Nick Showering 12/1

Akeem Bundu Kamara 14/1

Navid Sole 20/1

Conor Gilsenan 20/1

Stephanie Affleck 20/1

Sophie Wilding 20/1

Harry Mahmood, 20/1

Aaron Willis 20/1

Brittany Carter 25/1

Shama Ami 25/1

Lord Sugar then revealed he had relied on the business consultants to choose the profitable crew this time, asserting that the women crew had gained as a result of their general marketing campaign had extra synergy all through. 

As the lads headed to the well-known Bridge Cafe to debate the place they went fallacious, the group have been unable to choose who precisely was guilty for the failure of the duty. 

As soon as contained in the boardroom, the lads are left squabbling amongst themselves, with Lord Sugar remarking that it was just like the band enjoying for the ultimate time on the Titanic. 

Crew chief Akshay then determined to deliver again Akeem and Harry for a extra intense grilling with Lord Sugar, a lot to Harry’s chagrin. 

Turning to Karren for some recommendation on the ultimate three, she knowledgeable Lord Sugar that Akshay believes himself to be higher than he actually is, whereas Akeem centered on hitting deadlines slightly than placing out high quality content material. 

Tim then reasoned that whereas Harry could have been proper in opposing the emblem, all of the crew had complained that he was a adverse power on the group. 

Finally, Lord Sugar sided with Tim and the opinions of the remainder of the crew, and ended up firing ‘disruptive’ Harry after a tense remaining showdown within the boardroom.  

After being thrown within the deep finish throughout the first job, the remaining candidates will face a bunch of equally daunting challenges forward as relationships are examined and aggressive drive is flared.

The duties embody being launched into the world of youngsters’s oral care, an adventurous transient to spice up Welsh tourism with zip traces and steam trains – and the event of an unique online game idea will even take issues up one other stage. 

Celebrating: Lord Sugar then revealed he had relied on the industry experts to pick the winning team this time, announcing that the ladies team had won because their overall campaign had more synergy throughout

Celebrating: Lord Sugar then revealed he had relied on the business consultants to choose the profitable crew this time, asserting that the women crew had gained as a result of their general marketing campaign had extra synergy all through

Glum: As the men headed to the famous Bridge Cafe to discuss where they went wrong, the group were unable to settle on who exactly was to blame for the failure of the task

Glum: As the lads headed to the well-known Bridge Cafe to debate the place they went fallacious, the group have been unable to choose who precisely was guilty for the failure of the duty

The budding entrepreneurs will even discover themselves within the highlight as they promote dwell on TV, negotiate fishy waters in Cornwall and navigate a racing impressed company away day at Silverstone.

There will likely be no easing gently again into boardroom life this collection as Lord Sugar has made no secret that the stakes are larger than ever.

Every job will finish with the candidates being summoned in to struggle their nook within the boardroom, with one remaining alternative to flee the firing line.  

The Apprentice airs on Thursday at 9pm on BBC One, adopted by You are Fired on BBC Two. Watch dwell and on-demand on BBC iPlayer. 

Gloomy: Team leader Akshay (centre) then decided to bring back Akeem (left) and Harry (right) for a more intense grilling with Lord Sugar, much to Harry's chagrin

Gloomy: Crew chief Akshay (centre) then determined to deliver again Akeem (left) and Harry (proper) for a extra intense grilling with Lord Sugar, a lot to Harry’s chagrin

Going home: Ultimately, Lord Sugar sided with Tim and the opinions of the rest of the team, and ended up firing 'disruptive' Harry after a tense final showdown in the boardroom

Going house: Finally, Lord Sugar sided with Tim and the opinions of the remainder of the crew, and ended up firing ‘disruptive’ Harry after a tense remaining showdown within the boardroom

THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE MEN

AARON WILLIS, 38

Occupation: Flight Operations Teacher 

Lives in: Chorley, Lancashire  

Key info: Having served within the RAF for 12 years as Flight Operations Teacher, Aaron has got down to begin his personal safety enterprise.  

He says: ‘My strongest level is that I can promote to anyone and I believe that is the explanation why my enterprise will likely be a hit, as a result of folks will purchase from me.’ 

AKSHAY THAKRAR, 28

Occupation: Proprietor, Digital Advertising Company

Lives in: London 

Key info: Referring to himself as a person who believes sleeping is a ‘waste of time’ he additionally claims his first phrase as a new child was ‘revenue’.

 He says: ‘My associates name me AK 47 as a result of I am a killer salesperson.’ 

CONOR GILSENAN, 28

Occupation: Gross sales Govt and former Skilled Rugby Participant

Lives in: London 

Key info: Exhausting working and ‘hyper motivated by cash’, ex rugby participant Conor describes himself as a ‘company panther’ with a document for getting offers executed and who will win this collection. 

He says: ‘I’ll be the company panther within the boardroom, I’ll get it executed, and I’ll be Lord Sugar’s good enterprise associate.’

NAVID SOLE, 27 

Occupation: Pharmacist

Lives in: London 

Key info: Certified pharmacist and Nicki Minaj superfan Navid aspires to create a profitable pharmacy enterprise with the assistance and experience of Lord Sugar. 

He says: ‘Nothing intimidates me as a result of I simply really feel like I am a powerful character, robust particular person, robust mindset.’ 

 

AKEEM BUNDU KAMARA, 29

Occupation: Technique Supervisor for a Monetary Agency 

Lives in: London  

Key info: Akeem considers himself a folks’s one who loves being round others, nevertheless as a ‘numbers man’, his analytical skill typically causes him to think twice about his each transfer, as he claims he’ll are available with a ‘calculated perspective.’  

He says: ‘My rising up has made me who I’m, I will converse with everybody, but in addition capable of present that monetary, enterprise facet to myself.’ 

ALEX SHORT, 27

Occupation: Proprietor, Business Cleansing Firm

Lives in: Hertford 

Key info: With massive targets for his business cleansing enterprise, Alex is pushed, centered and is ‘not going to cease’ till he will get the place he desires to go.  

He says: ‘I’d evaluate myself to a Ferrari, shiny on the skin however underneath the bonnet, there may be a number of fireplace and I am coming for you.’

HARRY MAHMOOD, 35

Occupation: Regional Operations Supervisor

Lives in: West Midlands 

Key info: Impressed by the kindness of his grandparents, Harry desires to assist and help folks.  

He says: ‘All the pieces I’ve appeared into attaining, I’ve achieved I’ve actually executed every thing I’ve put my thoughts to.’ 

NICK SHOWERING, 31 

 Occupation: Finance Supervisor

Lives in: London 

Key info: After ‘working within the shadow of his household’s enterprise’, certified accountant Nick hopes to make a reputation for himself within the drinks business together with his line of flavoured water. 

He says: ‘In enterprise I am a little bit of a power to be reckoned with I do know what I am speaking about, I understand how issues work, and I am extraordinarily skilled So, I am a little bit of an animal within the boardroom’ 

 

 

THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE WOMEN

AMY ANZEL, 48

 AMY ANZEL, 48

Occupation: Proprietor, magnificence model

Lives: London

Key info: Beginning her magnificence enterprise a bit of later in life, Amy has now discovered what she actually loves doing after beforehand working in gross sales, showbiz and jingles. 

She says: ‘I may be good once I must be, however once I sadly need to be a b***h, I’ll…’ 

BRITTANY CARTER, 25

 BRITTANY CARTER, 25

Occupation: Resort entrance of home supervisor

Lives: Bristol

Key info: Brittany is seeking to break free from her lodge position and launch the primary alcoholic protein drink, with Lord Sugar’s assist. 

She says: ‘My motto for all times is ‘at all times look on the intense facet’ 

FRANCESCA KENNEDY-WALLBANK, 26

 FRANCESCA KENNEDY-WALLBANK, 26

Occupation: Proprietor, sustainability firm

Lives: Surrey

Key info: The eco-conscious, arithmetic graduate is searching for funding in her subsequent enterprise, offering a product carbon footprint service for companies with a easy equation of her personal creation.

She says: ‘There’s two varieties of folks within the world- those who say they’re going to do issues and folks that truly do them and I am a doer’  

HARPEET KAUR, 30

 HARPEET KAUR, 30

Occupation: Proprietor, dessert parlour 

Lives: West Yorkshire

Key info: Describing herself as a born chief, fearless and humorous, Harpreet plans to ‘stage up’ her profitable, six-figure espresso and truffles enterprise to develop into a number one model within the UK.  

She says: ‘I am positively not in enterprise to make associates. I am right here to become profitable, and I am certain Lord Sugar is not searching for a brand new mate.

KATHRYN LOUISE BURN, 29

 KATHRYN LOUISE BURN, 29

Occupation: Proprietor, on-line pyjama retailer

Lives: Swindon

Key info: Kathryn has labored a variety of jobs from mortgage advisor to occasions supervisor. Describing herself as bold, form, and infrequently ‘savage’, she says she’s there to win, to not make associates.

She says: ‘My goals in my head are completely big and I imagine I can obtain them.’  

SOPHIE WILDING, 32

 SOPHIE WILDING, 32

Occupation: Proprietor, boutique cocktail bar

Lives: Cheltenham

Key info: Describing herself as ‘magical and enchanting’ Sophie even has a witch college qualification. She beforehand labored in gross sales and has big renovation plans for her bar.

She says: ‘Failure is just not an choice. Successful is a part of my DNA.’  

 

STEPHANIE AFFLECK, 28

 STEPHANIE AFFLECK, 28

Occupation: Proprietor, on-line youngsters’s retailer

Lives: Kent

Key info: Together with her East-London roots, the blonde is hoping to bond with Lord Sugar and match his no nonsense angle in the direction of enterprise. She’s searching for funding to develop her designer retailer and be a part of the rising pre-loved style business.

She says: ‘I’ve received grit, dedication and I am decided to achieve success.’  

 

SHAMA AMIN, 41

 SHAMA AMIN, 41

Occupation: Proprietor, youngsters’s day nursery

Lives: Bradford 

Key info: Shama already has a busy work life working her youngsters’s day nursery in addition to juggling life with 5 youngsters at house. She is able to show she has the ‘skillset that’s required to be top-of-the-line, profitable businesswomen within the early years sector.’ 

She says: ‘Being a girl of color, carrying a scarf as effectively and the challenges that we face each day, I simply need to be a dwelling instance for the Asian girls on the market.’