The Apprentice return to our television with the first episode of Lord Sugar whisking 16 aspiring entrepreneurs to South Africa for the first challenge.

The 16 candidates will be transported to Cape Town where they will be tasked with creating and running bespoke safari and vineyard tours.

This year’s candidates include a para athlete, a beauty brand owner, an artisan baker, a librarian and a luxury womenswear consultant, compete for a £250,000 investment in their business.

Also in the running are a sports management agency owner, a recruitment consultant, a network marketing consultant, a digital marketing project manager, a finance manager, an events manager, a chartered engineer, an account manager and the owner of an ice cream company, as well as a risk management consultant and the owner of a pillow company.

Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner will return as Lord Sugar’s advisers, who will monitor the candidates on their challenges.

Sixteen new aspiring entrepreneurs are preparing to do battle to win investment in their business in the new series of The Apprentice.

The Apprentice returns to BBC One on Wednesday 2 October at 9pm, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two.


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