History[ edit ] Following the success of the first series of the American original of The Apprentice on NBCwhich drew in considerable viewing figures, rumours began to surface that there was a possibility the programme could receive a UK version. In MarchFremantleMedia confirmed that these rumours were true,  revealing that it was in negotiations to sell the rights to the UK franchise with two broadcasters - BBC and Channel 4. At the time, the broadcaster's initial choices included Philip GreenFelix Dennisand Michael O'Leary   but when approached to front the programme, each respectfully declined the offer given to them. Eventually, the BBC approached Alan Sugar as their next choice, and on 19 Maythey announced that he had been chosen to head the programme's first series.
Lord Sugar informs them that their final task is to launch their business by creating a brand and unveiling their campaign in front of a packed audience full of industry experts. In the boardroom, business plans are evaluated and ad campaigns are assessed, but there can only one winner.
It is heartbreak for one and ecstasy for the other, as Lord Sugar finally picks his next business partner. Lord Sugar ultimately chooses to invest in Alana Spencer, due to her business being judged to have more potential than that of runner-up Courtney Woods, whose plan is felt not to stand out as much in his chosen market.
Criticism and controversy[ edit ] Candidate Selection[ edit ] Following the second episode, fans of the show went onto social media to criticize the selection of candidates for the series as being "the worst ever" in the show's history, based upon the result of the second task, with some remarking that the candidates hadn't shown anything worthwhile to make them continue watching the programme.
Having me stand there and all the cameras, and then Lord Sugar asking questions — it's not comfortable, that's for sure.
Paul had been racist after he complained about Karthik Nagesan's negotiation technique for their team's lengha, by remarking that it was being basically "Indian chit-chat". In response to this, Dillon apologized for what he said, stating: I apologise if my comment caused offence, it was not intended in that manner.
It was purely a decision based on who's got the best business plan and who's done the best. The newspaper explained that it was a tradition of his, every year, to follow the candidate that had won that respective series of The Apprentice.
The revelations caused an uproar of controversy by many, with Sugar admitting to his mistake before he subsequently unfollowed the candidate as a direct result, in an effort to conceal the winner's identity before the finale had been aired.The Apprentice candidate Leah Totton faces a tough questioning from Margaret Mountford on tonight's show.
The former Apprentice aide asks Leah why she should want to go into business with. Luisa Zissman (left) and Leah Totton – the finalists in The Apprentice.
Photograph: Ian West/PA Tonight, one hour earlier than usual just to confuse people, this year's Apprentice will come to. Series Nine of The Apprentice (UK), a British reality television series, was broadcast in the UK during from 7 May to 17 July on BBC One.
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