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Let the battle of the boardroom commence

Let the battle of the boardroom commence

Are you a fan of The Apprentice? If so, you’re in luck as the new BBC series starts next week! The 18 contenders for Lord Alan Sugar’s six-figure sum have now been unveiled. Prepare for troublesome tasks and boardroom bust-ups as they vie for £250,000 of the multimillionaire’s cash!

The motley crew of wannabes includes cake company and beauty salon owners and senior sales, marketing and recruitment officials. Check out the candidates’ bios on the BBC website for info on who they are, what they do and where they’re from.

The long-running show has now reached its 12th series and it seems Lord Sugar is as excited as ever. As the BBC  reports, he says the success of previous Apprentice winners motivates him to carry on doing the show. "They're doing very well," he said, "and they don't get enough publicity. The BBC doesn't get enough publicity over the purpose of this programme. I enjoy watching these young people grow a business from scratch really, and that's why I get a great buzz out of it."

The Apprentice returns to BBC1 on Thursday at 9pm. Head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages and let us know who your money’s on to win.

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