Lord Alan Sugar in disbelief as ‘worst ever’ The Apprentice candidates break massive record
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 29
The Apprentice candidates have set a record (Picture: BBC/n**ed.n**ed)

candidates manage to win over in a big way during tonight’s episode after previously being

The impressive sales take place in tonight’s episode when candidates are tasked with launching a new Formula-E team to compete at the single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars. Once their design was complete, they began pitching for sponsorship which is when the big bucks were secured.

The winners didn’t just get to celebrate surviving the boardroom for another week, they also recorded the biggest sale in the show’s eighteen series history. The previous record of £1.2 million, secured in an Electric Bikes task during series 15, was left in the dust by the current contestants.

Even Lord Alan Sugar, 76, can’t stick his nose up at the numbers on the spreadsheet, which will be revealed on the BBC One show that begins at 9pm. Baroness revealed that he struggled to comprehend the massive figure.

‘[He was] thrilled. He couldn’t believe it when he saw the number. He was like, “Are you sure? Has someone made a mistake? Can you double check it?”

‘That figure in sponsorship is a huge amount!’ she teased.

Lord Alan Sugar was shocked at the numbers (Picture: BBC/n**ed.n**ed)

Not everything is smooth sailing though. Multi-million pound negotiations were put in jeopardy when disastrous car designs were unveiled and questionable branding was revealed.

Viewers may be surprised that the candidates managed to achieve such an impressive feat after their

For their first task, the 18 entrepreneurs were tasked with arranging corporate away days for two companies in the Scottish Highlands, with aides Baroness Brady and  MBE watching on and reporting back to Lord Sugar.

The aides keep Lord Sugar informed (Picture: BBC/n**ed.n**ed)

On the women’s team, they had chosen to make hearty fishcakes for their guests’ midday meal but were met with calamity when Noor Bouziane didn’t realise that she’d coated the fishcakes in the crumble meant for their desserts, instead of breadcrumbs. Not wanting to waste ingredients, they were served up anyway and the diners quickly cottoned on to the mistake.

The team then cooked their desserts in a microwave, instead of the oven, so, the desserts ended up with burnt crumble on the top, but raw insides.

To be fair to them, they didn’t apply for MasterChef! Also, to be a phoenix rising from the ashes, you need hardship, otherwise, you’re just a bird standing up.

Things didn’t go well in week one (Picture: Fremantlemedia Limited)

The remaining candidates will be heading into week six, and facing more challenges to secure the eventual win. The champion gets a £250,000 investment, and Lord Sugar as a business partner.

Asif Munaf, a doctor from Sheffield, is one of the hopefuls who’ve been fired so far. After being accused of making a ‘stream of anti-Jewish comments’ on  he was

Marnie Swindells, who runs an inclusive, emotion-focused concept,

The Apprentice airs Thursdays at 9pm on One and Player.