Friday, November 19, 2010
"Everything I touch turns to sold" (Episode One)
I love The Apprentice. And by that I don’t mean the US version where you sit there in amazement at Donald Trump's hair and the fact he can go out looking like that every day (the only hair on TV to rival Gerry Francis' appalling mullet on Sky Sports News).
I mean the Alan, sorry, 'Lord' Sugar version of it in the UK – which gets sillier by the episode and this year has been highlighted by Stuart Baggs, a 21-year-old telecoms entrepreneur from the Isle of Man who comes out with ridiculous statements, irritates the hell out of everyone with his arrogance and this week proved to be a team leader so spectacularly bad that even John Barnes would get a management job ahead of him.
He was actually growing on me over the last few weeks when he learnt to keep his mouth shut, but his inability to contain his 'extreme masculinity' along with his badgering his team members left me convinced (as Dara O'Briain said on You're Fired afterwards) that Sugar might actually change the rules and fire him this week – but with his team winning he didn't.
He's got to go next week doesn't he? Who do you think will win by the way? Got to be Liz for me – she's doing really well.