Episode 7: Stuart gives his verdict
I love The Apprentice, but then again who doesn't love their maker. Think of me as Frankenstein and The Apprentice as Mary Shelley and you're not far wrong. After all without the show, I'd still be a credible small town businessman hidden far from public consciousness on the Isle of Man.
As it happens, I was the talk over office water coolers for months on end. There's a lesson to be learnt there. Accept the hand you're dealt in life and make the most of every opportunity you're given.
Just as Phil Taylor will forever have Pants Man shouted at him, I will forever live with a metaphorical field of ponies and carry the stigma attached to the unadulterated enthusiasm of youth. For one or two of this year's candidates, there is a much greater problem. The risk of being fired before showing their true colours.
Lord Sugar is not looking for a shrinking violet and after 7 series and 108 candidates you wonder why some still insist on hiding in the background, surely it's always better to be bold?
Enter stage left, Hip Replacement. A magazine with all the allure and appeal of a bag of German bean sprouts. The highly dubious title was backed up with the kind of patronising content designed for a primary school text book. That said, anything designed to cause widespread offence is usually right up my street.
Then we have Covered, a magazine that showed plenty of promise. As you'd expect from a 22 year old red blooded male, I had no objection to the liberal sprinkling of scantily clad ladies throughout the magazine.
Unfortunately, somebody added rotten fish to the otherwise perfect soufflé recipe in the form of business advice. Having both business and babes in the same magazine, is like combining love making and knitting. A potentially painful yet ultimately pointless activity. It's worth remembering The Apprentice isn't a democracy; Natasha should have stuck to her guns on this one.
So it's goodbye Glenn , who "engineered" his own exit. I have no doubt however, he'll go on to great things.
Thank's for all your comments from last week. I can see no one agrees with my thoughts on Zoe, especially todaymorning and oongmal. I am, however, willing to put myself on the line and say she is simply misunderstood (a feeling I know all too well). Without wishing to sound like John Motson, it really is anybody's game to win at the moment. I honestly wouldn't put a penny on it.
Until next week, I'm off to learn the meaning of the word humility.