September 22, 2023

Warning: spoilers forward

Cellphone name, 4am, yadda yadda yadda. However has the telephone in The Apprentice home all the time been a hippo?

Anyway, the remaining six are off to KidZania, the place kids roleplay jobs akin to physician, banker and firefighter. For this problem, the candidates should regress to their youthful days to create a wholesome child meals. They’ve to design the branding and packaging earlier than pitching their product to 2 main retailers.

Tim isn’t accessible for this episode so Mike Soutar, whom you might recognise as an interviewer on earlier collection of The Apprentice, is stepping in.

Lord Sugar is shifting the groups once more. Aaron and Brittany transfer to Numerous and Stephanie strikes to Infinity. Momentum is gradual on Crew Numerous however as Aaron is the one candidate left who has kids, he takes on the position of undertaking supervisor in breezy vogue. Harpreet comes ahead for Infinity.

Crew Infinity + Karren: Harpreet (undertaking supervisor), Stephanie and Akeem.

Crew Numerous + Mike: Aaron (undertaking supervisor), Kathryn and Brittany.

Child discuss

Each groups are eager to go worldwide in a bid to nurture some worldly infants. The undertaking managers are taking to the kitchen. Harpreet is aware of her flavours, incorporating salmon, spinach, onions, cauliflower, carrot, coconut milk and spices to make a salmon and spinach curry. Aaron tries to attach with Mike for steerage, however this aide isn’t giving any candidate any assist. Violin plucking indicators that peril is forward as he decides on a ‘Moroccan Medley’ of candy potato, butternut squash, lentil, couscous, brown rice and cumin. “It have to be alright if I hold consuming it,” he reassures himself.

The opposite pairs are off to do the branding on the Home of Fuji. After a minimal define, Mike is anxious that the Kathryn and Brittany haven’t been given sufficient course.

Sub workforce chief Stephanie appears eager on the phrase ‘bubba’ however I’m glad they swerved it as connotations of golf, Gump and/or shrimp might come a cropper. Phew. They resolve on ‘First Time Foodies’. Karren spots an excellent larger drawback with their brand, although: “It says ‘First Time Dies’”. Yup, that’s positively worse. Branding can typically be about tapping into peoples’ feelings, however they’ve inadvertently triggered each mother or father’s best concern – and that’s earlier than they even test the label for allergens.

Kathryn and Brittany plump for Little Style Journey. Mike is bereft of a scooby on the brand: “It doesn’t imply something to anybody in any respect,” he says. Additionally, planet Earth in a frying pan is sensitive imagery for involved local weather scientists.

(C) Bare – Photographer: Bare

Chewing it up and spitting it out

Harpreet and Stephanie’s pitch is accented by an eyebrow twitch from one of many reps from Ocado. They’re challenged on ‘First Time Dies’ and the way they didn’t spot it.

Brittany and Aaron are on the pitch for the opposite workforce. The meals being squeezed from the pouch is sort of a visible help for constipation. “It’s so thick,” says a member of the panel. Oh, I’ve missed the poo jokes from earlier within the collection. “It’s essentially the most bland [sic] child meals I’ve ever tasted.”

Kathryn is with the market analysis group: the mother and father and infants. They’re so much much less tactful than the grownup reviewers however they’re in settlement. The meals goes in and comes again out on contact with just a few style buds. All in all, it’s a bland blunder from the blender for Numerous.

Akeem is with the opposite mother and father and infants. The mother and father see ‘dies’ first on the meals packaging, as does the subsequent retailer: Iceland.

A dressing down of bib-lical proportions

It’s not lengthy earlier than Lord Sugar addresses absolutely the circus elephant within the room. “What’s the matter with you?” he barks at Crew Infinity, exasperated.

All of it comes undone on the finish for Crew Numerous too. Kathryn and Brittany complain as they felt they weren’t given any course by Aaron.

The ultimate outcomes are a shocker, although – have a look.

Crew Infinity
Excessive avenue retailer: 0 orders
On-line retailer: 0 orders

Crew Numerous
Excessive avenue retailer: 0 orders
On-line retailer: 0 orders

The net retailers had been impressed by Crew Infinity’s child meals however had been let down by the atrocious branding. In actual fact, they might have purchased 10,000 models if it weren’t for branding.

So, no one wins, no one loses. What occurs now? The shame-faced six head out to the café.

Aaron is requested to depart the method kind of immediately whereas the remaining are despatched to reception in order that Lord Sugar, Karren and Mike can focus on their performances.

After they’re introduced again, Lord Sugar says “4 of Remaining 5”. Another person is about to go. Having not made a lot of an affect on Lord Sugar, it’s Akeem that’s despatched dwelling.

It’s a story of two exits. Aaron’s departure could be very fast, with a shot of him wheeling his suitcase out the door and no back-of-the-cab soundbite. Akeem has a shot of him sitting on the sofa, hugging the Remaining 4, getting within the cab and chatting to digital camera. Hmmm, curious.

There it’s: Aaron and Akeem, the final two lads standing, are down. Not solely does that make the normal Remaining 5 a Remaining 4, however an all-female ultimate.

Subsequent week: The Remaining 5 (kind of)

Extra is being revealed concerning the ultimate 4 candidates and their companies within the subsequent episode. Plus the return of Claude Littner. Be a part of us then for the recap.

Watch the whole episode on BBC iPlayer.

Meet up with the remainder of the collection

The Apprentice: Hardly a cruise for the candidates – collection 16 episode 1 overview

The Apprentice: Oops, they did it once more – S16, ep 2

The Apprentice: Shaken and stirred with loads of zingers – S16, ep 3

The Apprentice: For goodness’ hake – S16, ep 4

The Apprentice: Gaming, blaming, shaming – S16 ep 5

The Apprentice: Ask and also you shall be ripped off – S16, ep 6

The Apprentice: No peas in these pods – S16 ep 7

The Apprentice: Excessive-speed hijinks – S16 ep 8

The Apprentice: Can we are saying it was life-changing? S16 ep 9