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The Final: Interviews and You're Hired

Episode 14 of 14

Business-based competition. Lord Sugar asks the candidates to pitch their business concepts to him, and they face a gruelling series of interviews.

The final episode of this series sees Lord Sugar name his business partner. The final four candidates are called to the Institute of Directors in the City, where Lord Sugar asks them to pitch their business concepts to him right there on the spot. It is the first time that the contenders hear what their competitors are putting forward, and Lord Sugar makes it very clear that he has no idea what one candidate is talking about.

Then it is down to business with Margaret Mountford, Mike Soutar, Matthew Riley and tough-talking Claude Littner. Lord Sugar's four advisors scrutinise the candidates' suitability to go into partnership with the Boss. They face the ultimate grilling as their CVs, personal statements and business plans are criticised, picked through and blown apart.

In the boardroom, Lord Sugar hears his advisors' feedback, and then it is the final four's turn to plead their case. Three are fired, and Lord Sugar delivers his final ruling on who will be his business partner.

The Apprentice: You're Hired features the reaction of the winner, runner-up and finalists, and hears from Lord Sugar himself about his choice of business partner. They are joined by a panel consisting of retail entrepreneur Jo Malone, actress and presenter Denise Van Outen and comedian Jenny Eclair.

2 hours


Role Contributor
Participant Lord Sugar
Participant Nick Hewer
Participant Karren Brady
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Executive Producer Peter Moore
Series Producer Cate Hall
Executive Producer Sally Dixon
Presenter Dara O Briain
Participant Jo Malone
Participant Denise Van Outen
Participant Jenny Eclair


The Final: Funny Bits

The Final: Funny Bits

Radio 1 presenter and Apprentice superfan Matt Edmondson shows you his last Funny Bits.

Winner's Interview

Winner's Interview

The winner of The Apprentice 2012 has won a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.