World News – GB – 11 iconic moments from The Apprentice as Best Bits airs on BBC


From boardroom roasts to ridiculous pitches, here are 11 of the most memorable moments in The Apprentice’s 15-year history

By Lauren Morris

The Apprentice has been a BBC staple for over 15 years, with a total of 246 budding entrepreneurs who have entered Lord Alan Sugar’s ballroom since 2005

While the classic reality TV series won’t air its 16th series anytime soon due to the ongoing pandemic, BBC One gives us a nostalgic look at the show’s best bits – by featuring the various celebrities who made a name on The Apprentice, to remember some of the funniest, weirdest, and wackiest locations to be judged by Lord Sugar

Tonight’s episode features the show’s most memorable characters, from controversial Katie Hopkins and Del Boy-figure James Hill, to arrogant Vincent Disneur and formidable contender Ruth Badger

Ahead of tonight’s schedule, here are 11 of the most iconic moments in The Apprentice’s history, from jaw-dropping throws to grimace-worthy boardroom clashes

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Arguably one of the most memorable moments the Apprentice has given his viewers in recent years, Solomon Akhtar’s interview with Alan Sugar’s help, Series 10 Claude Littner, is a absolute roller coaster of glowing praise and wild rumblings

The clip begins with Littner telling Akhtar that his CV « filled him with pleasure, » lulling the candidate into a false sense of security with his multiple green ticks and encouraging remarks.However, the mood abruptly changes when Littner turns to Akhtar’s logo-filled proposal – which he calls « a bloody disgrace » and excludes him from the meeting Unsurprisingly, he didn’t make it to the next round

The apprentice never missed out on ridiculous moments – for example, Leah Totton’s bizarre team-building day in Round 9, which saw two of her teammates fight in sumo costumes to teach to a group of office workers trade disputes The bewildered audience can hardly contain their laughter as series winner Leah, who wears what looks like a Peter Pan costume, awkwardly stands before the staged brawl

Internet entrepreneur Simon Ambrose may have finally won the third set of The Apprentice, but he didn’t come out victorious without enduring his fair share of embarrassment

In one of the funniest moments the BBC series has ever seen, poor Simon presents his team with a chain shopping challenge and decides to test drive a £ 6999 miniature trampoline, before demonstrating how point it’s easy to assemble by twisting his legs up while holding the bouncer in a somewhat suggestive « What the fuck are you doing! » exclaims a puzzled Alan Sugar, who watches from another room. I don’t think any of us really want to know…

Series 9 competitor Jason Leech and his eccentric sales techniques didn’t impress his colleagues, who kept the historian / real estate entrepreneur in the back of the store during a challenge that required them to to sell products

However, much to the dismay of his teammates, Leech continued to advance towards suspicious customers on the street, telling them to buy a “sad bundle of potatoes” to “make them happy” despite his approach. strange of interaction with customers, Leech has achieved the ninth task in the series

The fifth series of The Apprentice really gave us the song of a generation with Philip Taylor’s Pantsman – the real estate agent’s superhero mascot for the cereal This angel-voice candidate didn’t need only one take to record his band’s commercial jingle, but that didn’t leave a lasting (positive) impression with Lord Sugar, who fired Phil two weeks later

During Round 7, Karren Brady was not too impressed with Susan Ma’s flow of questions about the French « Are the French eco-responsible ?, » Are the French camping? « , » Do the French really love their children? « , » Do a lot of people drive in France? Even though she seemed to get rid of her Google search history before hopping on the Eurostar, the skincare entrepreneur was actually trying to familiarize herself with her audience in the market, adding, « Honestly , I don’t know anything about the French and their culture « 

Series 11’s Scott Sanders and Brett Butler-Smythe appeared poised to break into their first apartment at Printworks in Clapham, describing themselves as ‘two of the show’s best sellers’. However, viewers quickly took to aware that Scott had somewhat oversold his bargaining abilities In a scene that could have been taken directly from the scripted sitcom Stath Lets Flats, Scott showed a potential buyer in the showroom, not differentiating between the washing machine and the fridge-freezer, before moving on to forget when apartments need to be built

Some of The Apprentice’s funniest moments come from its very first series, like Rachel Grove’s groovy sales pitch, which former assistant Nick Hewer described as « one of the most horrific experiences [ that he has] never had to endure « 

The moment saw the Groves charity fundraiser trying to get their audience excited by dancing around the room, taking off their shoes and throwing their skirts in one of the wackiest scenes in D Apprentice history ‘somehow she made it to week 6 before Lord Sugar showed her the door

It’s easy to forget that controversial media personality Katie Hopkins made her debut in The Apprentice in 2006, but what’s unforgettable is her sudden exit in the series semi-final After Alan Sugar questioned his commitment following his half-hearted response to make it to the last three, the former Met Office employee decided to « step back » and left the boardroom voluntarily.

This classic clip from the very first series of The Apprentice saw Saira Khan and James Max sort through the items they were tasked with selling on a home shopping channel, but it was one sweater in particular that drew their attention – a unisex fleece with two wolves pictured on the front The jumper let James Max howl with an unstoppable laugh before trying it out for himself

Series 10 Solomon is back on our list again, with his hands-on approach to Stevie the Skeleton, a £ 260 model skeleton that Soloman attempted to haggle over although teammate Bianca Miller wasn’t too impressed with her long and talkative negotiation, he brought back the bag of bones at a slightly discounted price and bought himself a new best friend

The Apprentice: Best Bits airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide

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