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Has anyone ever actually witnessed/been part of an Apprentice task?

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QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 00:33:27

I have always wondered this. Anyone ever been offered crap street food? Seen them running around shops looking for obscure items?

HalfManHalfLabrador Fri 11-Oct-19 00:35:33

Yes in the Irish one, I was in the bank where they had a task going on

PurpleDaisies Fri 11-Oct-19 00:37:07

No, but I’m amazed that the “artisan, small batch houmous” stall at my local market recently wasn’t an apprentice task.

QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 00:51:34

halfman how did you know? Did they tell you?

QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 00:52:12

PurpleDaisies 😂

GrimDamnFanjo Fri 11-Oct-19 00:58:31

I had a client a few yrs ago who got quite far. I was always too shy to ask her to dish the dirt. They have continued with the buzz they wanted to partner with suralan and it seems to be doing well.

GrimDamnFanjo Fri 11-Oct-19 00:58:58

I had a client a few yrs ago who got quite far. I was always too shy to ask her to dish the dirt. They have continued with the bizz they wanted to partner with suralan and it seems to be doing well.

Egghead68 Fri 11-Oct-19 01:02:14

I think there was someone on here who was one of the department store buyers on a task once.

Derbee Fri 11-Oct-19 01:12:51

No, but it would be amazing to be the shop keeper on a task where they’re haggling over £2. I’ve always dreamt of being the shopkeeper who has one of the final things they need for the scavenger hunt type task, having them all frantically haggling and trying to shake my hand to save a couple of pointless quid, and tell them to fuck off and lock up my shop. 😂

YoureAQuizardHarry Fri 11-Oct-19 01:46:29

@Derbee I think I love you!

Namechangeforthiscancershit Fri 11-Oct-19 02:02:06

I've always wondered this! It's been on for so long that people MUST have been on the receiving end of their dodgy sales techniques!

QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 11:04:21

Derbee grin

I’d love to go on one of their tours.

JorisBonson Fri 11-Oct-19 11:06:39

The loosest link ever but I rented them a serviced apartment for the very first series - I think they made kitchen gadget adverts in there.

QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 15:34:40

That’s a good claim to fame!

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Fri 11-Oct-19 15:42:15

The Apprentice needs to be scrapped or rebooted as serious buissness competition. The endless shower of back stabbing fluorescent orange skinned shiny suited gloss lipsticked celebrity seeking shit heads doing the same street sale tasks is just boring now. The baby faced twat on the current show who wears his coat over his shoulders like some pound shop Godfather or Bugsey Malone extra needs to fall under a bus as well. The obnoxious cunt.

Rosehip10 Fri 11-Oct-19 15:48:11

The apprentice has been shit for many series now.

ScreamingValenta Fri 11-Oct-19 15:50:59

No, but it's something I always look out for if I am in a likely sort of place.

cheesewitheverything Fri 11-Oct-19 16:10:09

I always get distracted by how uncomfortable all the women's clothes look, with their skin tight skirts and high heels. It's been years since anyone wore anything a bit different - remember that woman who wore little berets all the time?

KurriKurri Fri 11-Oct-19 16:11:23

I always wonder if the companies etc who say they I will buy 100 units of whatevr dodgy crap they are being offered, have to actually pay up, - I mean what is the point for them of buying something, which if it is any good they won;t be able to get any more of, or if it is crap they'll have to throw in the bin ? (as in last week's ice lollies - £4 for a pink penis mini milk anyone ?)
Do they do it in a sort of 'hypothetically would you buy this if it was less shit?' way and get reimbursed/get an appearance fee?

WhiteVixen Fri 11-Oct-19 16:13:43

* The baby faced twat on the current show who wears his coat over his shoulders like some pound shop Godfather or Bugsey Malone extra needs to fall under a bus as well. The obnoxious cunt.*

I call him Business Pig.

Sundaymorningatwork2 Fri 11-Oct-19 16:15:35

They were outside my office doing a task once - not very good at the sales, but Nick the previous monitoring chap was really really nice!

QueenoftheDay Fri 11-Oct-19 16:17:26

I was just surprised to see Michael Macintyre’s lovechild on it this year. I think I love him he’s hilarious. “You are a u-turn”

PrincessHoneysuckle Fri 11-Oct-19 16:23:12

Wonder if they really do get 20 mins to get ready
at 4am.I very much doubt it.

OkayGo Fri 11-Oct-19 16:23:24

@WhiteVixen Business Pig oh my god Hahahah

TheQueef Fri 11-Oct-19 16:25:12

I'd like to see one, the things people buy from random bonkers folk.

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