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Main Series: Episode 9

Episode 9: Baby love

This week the seven remaining candidates set up stall at the country's biggest baby show. The candidates have to pick two products to sell, but will their choices catch the eyes of bargain-hunting mums, dads and parents-to-be?

Sir Alan puts the candidates who have, 'been there, seen it, done it,' in charge of the teams - the parents - Lorraine and James. 

The boardroom looms for the losing team, and there are bound to be tears at bed time for one fired candidate.

What happened:

Task
Debra backs the horse

Debra backs the horse

Watch Debra make her persuasive pitch for the rocking horse over the other products on offer

Kate's worried

Kate's worried

Watch Kate and Lorraine's reaction when they realise their buggy is also for sale on a neighbouring stand

Team decisions

Team decisions

Kate and Howard have a giggle when trying to get through to Lorraine on the telephone

The buggy versus Lorraine

The buggy versus Lorraine

Watch Lorraine trying to wrestle the fast-folding buggy into submission

'You know your stuff'

'You know your stuff'

Watch James showing off his knowledge of the birth process to expectant mums and dads

Haggling over the horse

Haggling over the horse

Watch a flushed Debra try and close the deal on the rocking horse

Boardroom
'What was your special offer?'

'What was your special offer?'

Watch Sir Alan asking Debra and Ben what deals they had on the horses for the baby show

Sir Alan grills Ben

Sir Alan grills Ben

Watch Sir Alan asking Ben for good reasons why he shouldn't be fired

Ben, 'you're fired'

Ben, 'you're fired'

Watch the gripping boardroom scene where Sir Alan makes his ninth firing of the series

Taxi ride
'I wanted to win it'

'I wanted to win it'

Watch a devastated Ben talking about his reaction to Sir Alan's decision to fire him

Analysis
In pictures

In pictures

The candidates embrace the baby market. Take a look at images from the ninth task

Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

James shared his birthing and parenting advice with future parents. Read his hilarious one-liners

Backing the wrong horse

Backing the wrong horse

Ben and Debra took a gamble with the horse but failed to ask the right questions and lost the task

Boardroom winners and losers

Boardroom winners and losers

Take a closer look at the candidates' track record in the boardroom

You're Fired
Let Me Finish

'Let me finish'

Ben will be remembered for his requests to not be interrupted, but it seems he was also doing a bit of kung-fu

Ben

A scholarship to Sandhurst

Ben regularly reminded Sir Alan and his team mates about his scholarship to Sandhurst

Post show
Ben Clarke

Ben's exit interview

Watch Ben, the ninth candidate to be fired talk about Debra, Lorraine and why he wanted to work for Sir Alan

Predictor round-up week 9

Predictor round-up week 9

Episode 9 surprised our predictors this week. Lorraine was their favourite to go but escaped

Episode 9 recap

Episode 9 recap

Watch the recap. Lorraine battled with her fast-folding buggy and Debra and Ben backed an expensive horse

Coming up
Junior Apprentice is coming soon

Junior Apprentice is coming soon

Sir Alan's looking for the best young business talent for a brand new show

Coming up in episode 10

Coming up in episode 10

Watch the candidates hitting the prime time when Sir Alan challenges them to sell live on a television shopping channel

Programme Information

Watch full episode

Episode 9 : Baby love

20 May 09

You're fired

Episode 9

20 May 09

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