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Where is your brains? That's nonsense. This is a disgrace. The
failure is down to you. You're fired. You're fired. You're also
fired. You're fired. Good evening, and welcome to The
Apprentice: You're Fired. After seven weeks, only eight candidates
remain in the battle to win Lord Sugar's �250,000 business
investment. Tonight we'll be discussing the merits and less
appealing qualities of the rest who are left. And with the help of new
footage, we'll aim to uncover the truth behind the magazine, which
was anything but hip. When it comes to firing people, you have to be
clear, who it is that deserves the blame. Zoe thought of the name. We
backed it, but she thought of it. Yes, it's whoever came up with the
name. That's the person - it's the hard-and-fast rule - hang on. What
was it, two weeks ago? I came up with the name, Lord Sugar. Every
single one of us ran with it, Lord Sugar.
LAUGHTER He's fantastic! Let's meet our
panel: media agency Head of Investment Claudine Collins, Lord
Sugar's Aide Nick Hewer, and comedian Jenny clair. Welcome to
You're Fired. APPLAUSE
This week's task of creating a free magazine led to one candidate being
edited out of Lord Sugar's business plans.
Glenn, I'm not convinced that a leopard is ever going to change its
spots and an engineer is going to have the right ideas to come in
business with me, so with regret, Glenn, you're fired. Thank you for
Please welcome Glenn Ward. Sustained applause for you, Glenn,
but you still got fired. LAUGHTER
How did it feel, watching that? Well, pretty harsh. I think I
fluffed it in the board room, to be honest. That's what hung me there.
Jim, he can convince us all the earth is Florida.
LAUGHTER But you have organised gigs for a
football club. How did that... is amazing. People don't realise
how hard that is - not like herding cats. You have to get the mic, the
big speakers, then you have to get the bunting. People don't give no
respect to that. No, they don't. How many straws were you clutching
at? When you're circling the drain, you have to fire it out - yes, I
was social secretary of our football club, a few lads down the
pub on a Saturday. You don't understand how hard that is! I gave
it my best. Let's have a look at what went wrong for you in the task.
Again, I have had a hard time grasping what your USP is. To be
honest, I normally black out in these sort of scenarios. I normally
feel that - LAUGHTER
You would think us people of 60 years old are so bleeding thick, we
don't know how to make a phone call. I don't like being told I don't
know how to do that. I can do that. Are you taking the piss or what.
There you go. Try not to black out at any stage. Was that an
unfortunate choice of words, that you get into a zone is surely
better than, "I black out." Speech lost me there. The only thing, of
course, is you're an engineer, and as we know, it's an appalling thing
to be. Cheers. What kind of engineer are you, firstly?
Electronic design engineer, so I write software, hardware, things
like that, for audio equipment in professional industry, basically.
So you have your qualifications. You know what you're doing, but
Nick, what's the problem with engineers? Lord Sugar loves
engineers. He is an engineer, and everything he's learned is from
people like you. He's had a couple of bad experiences where some of
his engineers were given a commercial role and it didn't quite
work out, but it's a shame for you, actually, because it was a poor
performance in the board room, and frankly, you sort of weren't
terribly evident on the task. I think the combination of those two
things did it for you. You were there. You watched some of this
occur. What did you think of his performence? I think it's true. I
think the problem was is that I actually really didn't notice you
very much on the task, and I remember kind of when I was sitting
there and you coming in - you weren't in my pitch, so I didn't
actually notice you very much, and towards the end, I did think to
myself, you haven't really added a lot to this task at all. What do
you think? I think you lost it a bit when you did the pointy finger
in the board room - oh, very bad manners.
LAUGHTER No, I actually thought you behaved
well in the task. I thought you were like an enthusiastic puppy
that didn't like the dog food it was being made to eat, but you
joined in, and I think you jumped onboard. There was enthusiasm.
not your field. Gave it a go, to be honest. That's what happened.
Originally, Jim was going to do all three pitches. I just thought to
myself, no, you're here. You have to make a stand and make yourself
known, and granted, pitching to an advertising agency, company - all
those sort of things - it's not what I do. But you have to throw
yourself out there. You have to put yourself in the deep end where
you're afraid and, you know, hope for the best. Granted, it didn't
come out as good as it could have, but at least I tried, I think.
did try. I am going to give you an advertising term now, because there
is one demographic, I would say, one sector of the audience, who may
have less sympathy for you. That would be the over-60s on whom you
were fairly brutal throughout this task. What about Phil Good as old...
Old news. I like "silver surfer."? My God. I don't look like that.
old soak? How about "Life's too short"? I went into that room
feeling sort of 65, 66. Now I feel about 87!
APPLAUSE Nick, you looked as if you were in
despair there. It was dreadful, wasn't it? I'll give you that.
that bowling club, I couldn't believe some of the things you were
offering. Lots of good steers, lots of good information, and then you
went, "Would you like them to help your memory maybe?" "Maybe would
you like me to do your shopping for you?" Coffin dodgers - that was
spoken as a joke. I don't mind "old boot" - I don't mind that at all. I
think if you say it as it is, it helps. I think "Hip replacement",
where that went wrong, if you called it "the hip", that might not
have been as bad but you might as well have called it colostomy bag.
Fair point. Fair point. I just got carried away with the focus group.
APPLAUSE You could sell hip replacement,
couldn't you? You could actually push that as an idea, couldn't you?
Look, when you're going to launch a magazine, you've got to have either
a gap in the market or think you can do it better than the magazines
that are out there. The content was good. Unfortunately, the front
cover and the name totally let you down. With the other magazine,
obviously the problem was, was that a lot of our clients would shy away,
as we said, from the front cover, and... But you bought more on this
than... Yeah. You saw a gap in the market? Absolutely. There is a gap
in the market for an older, upmarket, more "with it" magazine
than something like that. Zoe was on to something, wasn't she? Yeah.
The point is Jim killed wit that cover. Why is she wearing an army
blanket? I have no idea what situation - she's a refugee...
very... It's the fact they're clinging to each other in a pose
that - I don't think any of us ever held our partner in such a
desperate - as if there is a really strong gust of wind.
LAUGHTER The worst thing that happened there
with this front cover is that the people at the bowling club, there
was one woman who just said, "I don't want knitting patterns," then
you just did a knitting pattern, an old sort of 1970s, early '80s
knitting pattern. It was incredibly depressing because there were good
things going on in the shoot. did think he was on to a winner
with this, but he came very close with not making the cut. What
discount did you make them out of interest? No negotiation on that.
There are red card prices. Am I hearing this right? You didn't
offer them anything at all? were a bit of a control freak. You
never let anyone finish a sentence. Do you honestly believe that?
were what I call passive aggressive. You could talk the hind legs off a
donkey, but what I know about bull shit, you haven't even learnt yet.
Negotiating your rate card is key, isn't it? Absolutely. You always do
that. He could tell that the guy was pushing him and pushing him,
"What are you going to do for me?" And he still stuck by the fact that
he wasn't going to move off the rate card, and you always do.
was a basic fundamental business flaw? Absolutely. How do you think
he performed in this? Well, it was ridiculous.
LAUGHTER If you were selling to a newspaper
directly, you might chance your arm on rate card, but to a media-buying
organisation? They're there to beat the hell out of the rate card, and
to stick with it, of course, is suicide, frankly, so it proved on
that occasion. I'm finding him sinister now, actually. I really am.
APPLAUSE You know, he's quite hypnotic. He's
turned into, you know, Darren Brown-gone-bad! He's like - a
little bit on the dark side... very dark. And you quoted Jim as a
control freak? Yeah. I mean, Jim a nice giex but it's so easy to get
drawn in by him. He really does want things his way, but can make
you feel you're going along with it. It's a powerful weapon. As I say,
he is a good guy, though. There was in this particular rate a new
connection - Zoe, meet Jim. Jim, meet Zoe. I have never worked with
you, Zoe. I have never worked with you. Looking forward to it.
anything I am... What do any of us know about being over 60? That's a
problem. I like this angle. No, I don't. I
think that's too teenaged girl. you like that font? I just think
you're taking all the irony out of it. I am working on making it a bit
classier. He's produced a magazine which just looks idiotic. "I am
good at making people do what I want", but she's bled the situation
out in a very literal... He should have listened to her because she
got it right. If you're going to come up with a magazine called Hip
Replacement, it's got to be ironic. She spoke the most sense out of
everyone on that task. How did you find her on that task? She's a
smart young woman, and she was right. As Claudia says, she got it,
and Jim failed to get it completely. Jenny? They were eming towards an
OK cover. The lime green is very this season. Everything was OK,
then she turned her back for a second, and then he did this Jim
magic, then all of a sudden, she went, "What happened to it?" And he
ruined it. Zoe and Jim at the owned. Task weren't the best of friend,
but the same can be said for yourself and Zoe. When someone
you're getting closer to goes, then you take it more personally, don't
you? I know what she's like. Don't get me wrong, I don't know her
inside-out. But she's passionate person who goes up and down easily
like that. # I had the time of my life #
I think there is definitely something between Glenn and Zoe. He
definitely really admires her. have had our rows.
Such a shame. # And I never felt this way before
So - so! Well... How is that going? Well, no. Me and Zoe got on really
well. We bonded in that house. It was in a difficult situation, and
to find friends there is pretty hard, but no, she's good girl. We
worked well together. Obviously, we had an argument every now and again,
as you have seen. But you can make friends out of this process.
that's not what we're saying. LAUGHTER
You think that was going to - OK. Fine. Let's move on to the...
can laugh at me. Is there something going on there? Yeah, me and Zoe,
we're in contact with each other still, and -
AUDIENCE: WOO! Only time will tell how that goes.
Will you be watching every week now, will you?
LAUGHTER Sweet. OK. All right. Glenn, we
must ask you, by the way, about your winning creation from A
channel 5. What's with the cat's eyes? You know, cat's eyes on the
road came from "Catsize" going off on the creative front. See their
light -sai see their what? See But you won! All of the people
hugging you, you must have been thinking, you were laughing a
minute ago. And Zoe! But it worked. Yeah. The Lucky Fish idea was good.
It was a good concept, but I got it in my head, I wanted Cat Size. See
their like, oh dear! In hindsight, could have done better. I also
liked the way you announced you had been created. I liked that. I am
being creative now! Don't Be scared, Let's see what Lord Sugar and your
former colleagues have to say about you. A very, very nice fellow, but
throughout the course of the process, I didn't see much from him.
He didn't really create a great impression on me. He comes up with
a lot of ideas that are really rubbish and he thinks they are
fantastic. The Old Savvy or something like that. He did deliver
the pitch but he did stumble a lot and missed a lot of information.
was lucky he had people behind him that could chip in. Glen is an
engineer and I have never yet experienced a situation where an
engineer can turn their hands to business. That was the example I
found in Glenn. That is why he had to go. What is your reaction to
that? That was the whole reason I was here on the Apprentice. I
didn't have experience in certain things so what is the best thing to
do it? Throw yourself into the deep end. It did not work out, but I
gave it a try. Nick, you have started a company in the past, you
know the purpose of this is to start a company. Absolutely. It is
in order to be in control of your own destiny. By the age of 30 I
promised I would don't a large amount of money and were therefore
be an sackable. From that you can start employing people and look
after a family. This current prize is a joy for somebody. �250,000
plonked on the table with Lord Sugar it on the other side to make
sure you don't screw it up is a God-given opportunity. Absolutely.
Nobody will give you that at a bank these days. In terms of candidates
in the next series... Get moving quick. Of the deadline is 3rd July.
Anybody who can spot a great opportunity and thinks they have a
chance of doing well, get in quick. We will give you details of how to
apply for the next series at the end of the programme. But let's
take stock of where we are. Runners At the start of the process we had
16 candidates, after tonight eight have fallen, leaving eight still in
with a chance. This is specifically done in terms of who have -- who
has won tasks. Helen house won seven out of seven. She is followed
by Susan in second place. Then there is a group of four, Leon,
Melody, Natasha and Zoe. And at the end, Jim and Tom. However, I don't
think that is necessarily the correct way to judge how this will
go. For example Tom, it would you agree, should be a bit further
Whereas we go to gym, some people earlier were all about Jim, but at
the moment, how far would Jim get in this situation? Off so sorry...
Something of a quiet fish has been Natasha has won a los two very,
very impressively. -- won the last two it. Susan... This far? There!
Our scientific mob based... Let's take the place apart! Is that all
right for Helen? Helen is looking good. Tom, Susan, but not so much
Leon, Natasha or gym. Let's take a look at the other team in this task
and Helen and Tom's desire to please raised the tone. If I was PM
on this task, it is not the avenue I would have gone down. Myself and
Helen are comfortable with the Huth -- how to blow your load label.
do you blow your load? You have alienated about 80% of our client
base. I have told you not to speak down to anybody and you have come
up with the same old stuff. were cringing during some of that.
I thought it got a little bit Nylon Guthet. I just don't think young
men want to be lumped into that kind of thing any more. They don't
want to be seen to be lumped into... But there is still some vague
interest in erotic images of women. I am just throwing it out there!
I'm sure you have a massive collection. Artistic and vintage.
Some day it will get a lot of money at auction. But statistically, and
Claudine knows this, those magazines have been going down.
They are. If you were going to launch a lad's mag, I understand
what they were trying to do, going down the business route and the
sport route, and more about world affairs, but it did not translate,
they did not take notice of what Helen and Tom were telling them and
what the focus group were telling them. They ignored what they said
and had a front cover that was dating back to the 1990s.
Pornography sells pornography, that is all it sells. Nobody uses
pornography and then says, is that the time? As Lord Sugar said, they
should have looked at what was going to appeal to the advertisers
and you weren't going to get banks or other clients in there with
Cover lines such as blow your load and the goal that is half naked.
This was the cover. Another of things are striking. But if I can
direct you to her face, which is actually filled with fear. That is
not happy. Only half of my safety What is the working environment
where you need a heart had? Hard hat and a jacket. I liked the name,
mags it macro is not a bad name and are like the yellow. -- Covered is
not a bad name. I think the look of terror is down to the fact that Tom
was taking the picture. Tom did get hot under the collar when he was
faced with this. Please come in. Did you bring a bikini with you.
haven't, I only have larger rate. That's how it works. What kind of
The green light is on. I expect Tom's big chance and his equipment
let him down. Mind you, he might have been the only one hot under
the collar according to Karren. Thank God Lord Sugar put me with
Logic because had Nick been here and listen to what Natasha wanted,
which was full of naked bodies, I think we may have had a mild stroke
Would you have had a stroke? Probably. Or would you have been
too far away? Come on, I can't resist that! How did you find Tom?
I loved Tom. He comes out with some great nuggets. He should be
listened to. I just don't think he has the fighting spirit that Lord
Sugar is looking for. Do you agree? I think he is delicious and I would
like to employ him just to be around the house. I think he is a
gentleman, and nice man, he has good instinct. But I think
sometimes, because he lacks that masculine... People just think he
is a bit fluffy. We have had our say so let's hear how they went
down at last weekend's Isle of Wight Festival. Who do read like?
Helen is my favourite. Tom. He is a geek. We love him. I quite like so
we. She is a man-eater. I think Susan is the next to go. She talks
the talk but doesn't really walk the walk. I like Helen. I like Jim
for the best because I think he is down to work. He doesn't take no
for an answer. You're fired! You're I wonder if Tom Jones would like a
copy of Hip Replacement! Time for the vote, Claudine. Was Lord Sugar
right to fire Glenn? No, absolutely not. The failure of the task was
down to Jim and not negotiating with the first agency and I also
thought he was appalling in the boardroom. No, I don't think he was
right to fire Glenn. I think he was right for a different reason. I
think that you could not withstand the assault you faced against Jim
and Susan and also, you did not register on the task.
Fair enough. I disagree with Nick and I seldom do. On this occasion I
think Jim should have gone because You mean your opinion... Evil
tendencies. Give us some legal wriggle room! Hold up a red card if
you agree with Lord Sugar, and a green card if you think he should
For the first time this season you have disagreed with Lord Sugar.
At this stage we presenter gift. There was really only one gift we
could give you, something you could always remember the show by. Letts
Glenn, you have held on for seven weeks so let's enjoy your
highlights. I have got the barrow- boy charm. I have got the look. It
will change my life. I've got a whole package. I'm not afraid to
get my hands dirty. Sick of hearing it from him. Interested in any spa
treatment today? All under control. How is your wife and my kids? That
is what I'm here for. You are breaking my heart. Ladies and
Thanks to all my guests. Glenn will be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow
morning and if you want to be a candidate in the next series, go to
our website at bbc.co.uk/apprentice for details on how to apply. There
is a �250,000 business investment at stake. If you think you've got a
great business idea and have what it takes to go into partnership
with Lord Sugar, now's your chance. Next week, the teams have to sell
in France, but for one person it'll be au revoir. 'allo 'allo. Do you
speak English? Of the French very fond of their children? That is a