This year’s Young Apprentice followed the usual route of tasks set by business magnate Lord Alan Sugar. I didn’t find it quite as enjoyable as previous years as some of the most promising candidates had early departures from the show. For the first time the candidates seemed to struggle to get along (a problem usually more prevalent in The Apprentice), few episodes went by without an argument, the main culprits being a fiery Maria and Amy, usually riled up by the series jester David. The candidates performed a range of tasks from creating a cookbook to designing a new global sports brand with varying degrees of success.
The final was really a two-horse race between 17 year old Ashleigh Porter-Exley was a deserving winner. Working two jobs and attending night classes as well as studying at college, she has secured Lord Sugar’s £25,000 investment.