Episode 3 The Apprentice: You're Fired


Episode 3

Dara O Briain meets the candidate who failed to perform in the task to find 10 items for a top London hotel. Joing them are Sean Lock, Tara Bernerd and Jane Moore.


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Where is your brains? This is a disgrace. The failure is down to

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Good evening and welcome to The Apprentice, You're Fired. As ever,

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with the help of unseen footage, we will delve into the debt titters of

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what derailed this week. When Karren said this... �1,389.20.

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entire country went, "what was the first number again?" they need a

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big buzz or of some description. Before we meet the Casualty, let us

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meet the panel. Tara Bernerd, Sean Lock and Jane Moore. Welcome.

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Tonight's task of buying 10 items for a top hotel left one man on the

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shelf. I have to judge this on this task and on that basis I have

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concluded that because the task was out of hand, Gavin, you are fired.

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Gavin it, a genuinely warm welcome from the audience because there

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were weeks when they were... We got rid of him! Were you surprised?

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wasn't surprised because we lost the task and I was project manager.

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I was disappointed but not surprised because we lost the task.

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Let us look back at what went wrong Gavin, you must be six. It was a

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disgrace. Three hours of pontificating. Is this the right

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decision to go out, collectively? what are they doing? Let us go.

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Where? You said you were a good manager of people? I told people

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what to do. But now one took any notice. That is correct. You let

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What happened in those three hours? We tried to phone round businesses

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to locate the items but we couldn't find anywhere. Where I come from,

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Liverpool, we have one level -- Yellow Pages and we were dealing

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with six or seven. I thought everyone was looking at the same

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one. People were looking at different parts of London... Yes, I

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didn't realise London at 25 million different Yellow Pages. The only

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place to get eyes in London was... Every London we travel down to the

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south London massive ice factory, the ice quarry, it to remove our

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eyes. That was during the north London ice shortage. It was a tough

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time. That is why supermarkets were invented. You run to businesses?

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Yes, I sell glasses online and have a high street store. It was just

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completely unbelievably difficult to locate the items. Would you sell

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them to the six people you are wearing identical -- identical

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glasses in a row five? Are they related to you? You bought them

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from his website? I just noticed that. Thanks for that. Why weren't

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you, during every shot, taking of a pair and putting on another pair of

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glasses. One minute they were on and the next they were of, make

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your mind up. Ivo wear them or don't. That is my rule. I wear them

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because I can't see. I can't see a thing. Is that a tactic. Is it the

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type of thing, I will withdraw to my happy place. For the land, no

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one can hurt me here. Light soft play area. I used to think I became

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invisible when I tipped them off. You supply to hotels. How did you

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think of how they handled the task? The most important few hours were

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at the beginning. In those instances, strategy is everything.

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Prioritising. It was a shambles. I felt you were disorganised. I'm not

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sure if you had a hard group because you do run a business well

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but those hours at the start seemed to be key. Was it difficult? It is

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not rocket science trying to open a book and locate items but when

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everyone is looking at different books and when people make phone

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calls and are not getting luck in locating the items, it does come

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down to luck. If someone had the item, one team would have been a

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way to get it. Is it that or initiative? When I watched --

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watched it, I thought the task seemed easy because I come from a -

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- the days before internet Andy used the phone to five things

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quickly. We do relied -- and we used the phone. There was also a

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lack of leadership and they needed more guidance whether your hat the

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internet or the Yellow Pages. It seemed no one quite knew what they

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were looking for. The other team had a job each. I don't think the

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internet would have helped you. I don't think a team of but this

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would have helped to. 10 personal shoppers. What is the strangest

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thing you have been asked to source? Extraordinary things from a

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casino owner who needed a TV that had to be disguised as a mirror

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with a gold gilt frame. Binoculars for penthouses that were antique.

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All kinds of things. Were these people difficult to manage? Would

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you employ them? I would avoid them because they got me the sack.

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enough. Your audition, you were full of get up and go. It is very

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soft the down south. La-di-da celebrities. I will make as much

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money as possible. Try and knock them down and they will try and

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knock you down. If you win every task, you will get to the final. If

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you get to the final I will way in the Apprentice. -- will win the

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Apprentice. Thank you for the motion sickness! Do you always bob

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around? Yes, when I was in that... I can't stand in the same place.

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Looking at that audition tape, you are really funny and easy-going.

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That didn't come across in the show. He wasn't doing that with his foot!

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You come across well and in the show it looked like you were

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sitting on a nail. I think you realised that a one. You went, calm

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down. And then you thought you wouldn't be able to walk the

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streets of Liverpool again. There was panic as soon as I said those

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words. As soon as you said it... They banged a big jump. You hire

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and fire people and you have to be decisive. I can't hire and fire

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people who were or might team because it would it have been me

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ringing around. In the real-world, if you ask someone to do something

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and they don't do it, it is not just a case of saying, it do it for

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me, they have got to do it otherwise they are consequences. I

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couldn't say to Vincent, you are suspended and we will have a chat

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when you come in tomorrow. You have to read direct them back to the

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task. Is it a take -- case of inspiring them? These people should

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be wanting to win because they do not want to go back into the

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ballroom. -- boardroom. In terms of inspiring people to pick up a phone

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and asking them if they have a cloche or whatever it was. Can we

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nail this, it is cloche. You still haven't got it? No, we kept getting

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the word wrong. Every time you put down a pair of glasses or shower

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Pope glasses, it should be under a cloche. "your glasses are ready, so

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there" let us move to the saga of the top hat.

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We saw my local dry-cleaners making an appearance. I took it literally,

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Could we get a top hat from here? That genuinely is my dry-cleaners.

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The last time I was saying, the King of Tonga was there. He has a

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lot of top hats that need cleaning. What crazy clutching at straws was

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that? Week tribes the cloche dry- cleaners but it was closed. So we

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moved to the top hat dry-cleaners. I was ringing around everywhere and

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out of the corner of mime i i saw, top hat. -- the corner of my eye. I

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wondered if they cleaned top hat. It is very stupid, right. Imagine

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if that they were London's premier at top hat dry-cleaners who do all

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of the top hats. And in the boardroom they would say, but you

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drove past. A everyone knows you don't should dry-cleaner a top hat.

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Everyone knows that, don't they? The ones you probably do dry-

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cleaner are the felt ones with Guinness on the side. That would

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have been cheaper. I thought it was the funniest thing. I get it

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because when you get to the point where you are desperate and use the

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word that has been haunting new for however many hours, you run in. You

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never know, it might just have been that because it was the name of his

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shop, he might just have had a top hat on the shelf as a prop and you

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might have said, you can have it for a tenner. You never know. It

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was either a worst -- work of genius on act of stupidity and you

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are sitting is so we know which one it was. It wasn't just you in the

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firing line. We also enjoyed the Can you co-ordinate this Cup team

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for me? I can be in charge of three, strong ladies. I heard you is

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weighing 10 places. You were grabbing the phone out of the hand

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because they aren't doing it properly, you think. He is a bit of

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a wide boy. I don't like people that undermine instructions that

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people give them and I can't see There was a lot of debate about who

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Vincent most looks like. A Karic -- character from Only Fools and

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horses. Would you work with a man like him? It's all right. I'll sort

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this one out, tar run. -- tyrer. couldn't have said it better. He

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seemed to think he had a grip on them but I don't think they were

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that impressed. It was odious. He drives me mad. He thinks he is one

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of the Three Musketeers. He is this far away from saying, come on winch.

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You love it really though, don't you? I was asking for it. He is

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like some 70s TV detective. Vincent... What is his name?

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Vincent Disneur. He said in his defence when they were criticising

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him in the boardroom, he said well I just want to win, like that

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cancels out everything else. lover bit when he was on the phone

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and said "now then, somewhere that sells stake." are but just

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possibly? How is he? A nice guy actually. I get along with him. I

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couldn't work with him, day-in, day-out. I would end up killing him

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but on a one-to-one basis he is a bit of a lad. We have had three

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shows and three men fired already. Yay! It does mean we have hardly

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have chance to talk about the girls. Zoe, you were the only one who

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ended up not getting into any negotiations. Why was that? I found

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a lot of Leeds and silage. sourced my own signage. I did what

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I was told and didn't get a chance to shine. That could be your own

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fault. A why should I be punished for being professional? One do you

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think? It is my first chance to see her. She didn't stand out at all,

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and with all the focus on the men at the moment, she has another

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chance but I didn't see anything to comment on. Is it unprofessional?

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She was supplying the information. She had some attitude at the end,

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what comes from that book too early to say. She is a bit like all of

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the others, they are all very similar, the girls. Like an

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enormous girl band. They are not very distinctive. No yet. They are

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doing what women do, keeping quiet, a bit nervous about putting

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ourselves forward, but then at the end, as has been proved in the last

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two series, we always win. Because ladies are so cool and relaxed.

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Let's have a look at this but first. This is the third task, but two

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people are already not the best of friends. Zoe is very intelligent

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and has decent experience behind her, and I feel it is unfortunate

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she has not brought that to the table. Working with Natasha is a

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nightmare, I wouldn't wish it on my first -- worst enemy. She has

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looked for excuses. She is just a mouth. She never put herself

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forward for negotiation. She gets where dirt can't. She doesn't have

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any intelligence to her. I don't think she can be trusted. She moans

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in between tasks. A I'm not sure if this is a serious thing for her,

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but it should be considering her employment status is none. Yes, Zoe

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and Natasha getting on like sisters. Moving through the process and

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eventually winning it. What was that you were talking about a

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second ago? I thought the funny bit was when they were trying to get

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the wine cellar plaque and one of her negotiating tactics, she said

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"well, there is repeat business". One of those plaques would probably

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last about 200 years. When that wears out, we will be back for

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another one. You're still here, and the earth is still spinning around,

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we will be back for another plaque, another 40 quid in your pocket. I

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would have sacked her for that. Allows the tactic. Presumably there

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are personality clashes like that in your business, Tara, how do you

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deal with them? They are a problem. It can be a real setback and I have

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been lucky, we usually spot it had the outset and have somebody can't

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communicate, they go quite early. We know that Tom is a bit of a nerd

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and more power to him for that. We think he might actually be turning

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into a computer. Do you think you have an ability to

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think in different ways to other John, what do you think of Tom?

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is at the inventor, isn't he? I think the reason is because one day

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he looked in the mirror and thought I look like an inventor. I will

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become an inventor! He looks like something out of the Beano, he

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looks great. Slightly comic. only reason he has lasted this long

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is because he has not figured on Lord Sugar's radar yet. He will get

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eaten for breakfast. He is really sweet, but just there in the

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background, not putting himself forward for anything. He will soon

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be flushed out. Gavin, it is time to hear from Lord Sugar about

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yourself, and from your former colleagues. Gavin surprised me. He

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looked like a contender but in this particular task he completely lost

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it. He didn't organise people, they spent hours pontificating over

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where to go, what to do. We were in there for two hours planning and he

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wasn't doing anything. From the time management point of view, it

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was a mess. The team strategy was that there wasn't one, basically.

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People were like headless chickens. I think he is a good guy, he was

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swamped by this task. Under pressure, he could not control his

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people, he could not work out the logistics and that is not the type

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of person I can go into business with. Lord Sugar thought you were

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initially a possible front-runner, but how do you respond to that?

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Obviously he knows what he's talking about. I can accept what he

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is saying, in hindsight. I will prove him wrong in the future

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hopefully, but at this time obviously he has decided to go with

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the likes of other people. What have you learned from the

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experience? What a cloche is. Where to get my top-hat cleaned, and

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Why did you choose to be PM on this particular task? Every year, I

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watch it and I hate this task. I really hate it, honestly. It is the

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worst one out of for them, but for the previous two weeks I have been

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wanting to do things. Because I wasn't pm, it got delegated to

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someone else. It looked like I was moaning of the time and I probably

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was because I wanted to be involved. After losing the second task, I

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went a bit not and decided that I didn't care what it was but I

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wanted to be the pm next week. I wanted to try and win, I wanted to

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be involved and it was just stupid. The other team led by Susan started

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more decisively but in the end only won by �7.51. Whatever price they

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ask for the top hat, I want to get it for a fiver. A as cheap as you

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can possibly do it for us? �365. They wouldn't even take one penny

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off. You know St James' may fare is not exactly the pound shop area.

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�119.50. It is for a very important client. How would that make a

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difference? You also went to the rare tea company, very bloody rare.

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�990 �909? You should have run a mile when you heard that figure.

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Where are your brains? She went to that price, and did she

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ring the Turkish guide who takes it incredibly seriously and wants it

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to be that price? No, she didn't. Normally when I buy tea outside a

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pub, I get it at knock-down prices. I'm thinking you buy tea outsider

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pub for 900 quid? It is like a David Boughey lyric. She wanted tea

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for �400. The word rare tells you that it will be really expensive

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because that is why she has called it rare, and that will have a big

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market price added on to the top of it. She should have just gone for

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the cheap tea company or whatever, but rare. Of course the cheap tea

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company. We sell it in the back of the pub for half the price in the

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front of the poor. - Mark the front of the pub. Like in the Sweeney,

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you pull up and say "where is the tea?" in the back, you got the

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cash? Tara, what did you think of Susan as PM? She was good, she was

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organised. She seemed to have her tea under control at the beginning.

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She got in those cars and they all seemed to be knowing exactly where

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they were going. Everything gets cheaper as you go to East London,

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gradually the further east you go, out of the Medway and people are

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bartering grain. You don't have to live in London to know that, you

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just have to have a monopoly board. Just follow the music. How much?

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Tara, do you think Lord Sugar is right? Just this week, do you think

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he was right to fire Gavin? Yes, I do. Sean? Yes, definitely. The best

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decision Lord Sugar ever made. Well done, Lord Sugar, if you are

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in the building. Is he back there? All the time, in a communication

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bored listening to everything that has been said. Jane? It was close

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run between you and Vincent, but I think it was the right decision.

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Sorry. Let me see if you get redemption from our audience. It is

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fired, I'm afraid. Every week you do this. You crush the puppy and

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then you are really sad that you don't have the puppy any more. We

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do have a gift for you, Gavin. Obviously we have to put the gift...

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Wait! This is not a cloche, I am sure a cloche is circular. That is

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Let's enjoy your highlights. believe I am good enough because I

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am representing Liverpool. I always think big. What about the paper you

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squeeze and it crackles? What would you pay for something like that?

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What you see is what you get. Lovely guy. People believe I am

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quite funny. That is enough from him. Ladies and gentlemen, Gavin

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That is it for tonight. Thank you to one of my guests. Gavin will be

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on Breakfast tomorrow morning. You can visit the website, where you

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will find everything you need to know. You can also find details of

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how to apply to take part in the next series if you have a great

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business idea. Now is your chance to be in the running. Next week,

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they get under the skin of the beauty business. Behind me is

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Aphrodite and your task is to get a piece of the action. It is what

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girls want. You will be professionally trained. Why is it

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not working? What is going on? know my cosmetics. You are pretty.

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Dara O Briain meets the candidate who failed to perform in the task to find 10 items for a top London hotel. Getting to the bottom of what went wrong are comedian Sean Lock, interior designer Tara Bernerd and columist and broadcaster Jane Moore.


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