Glitch on the BBC's 'The Apprentice' website accidentally revealed this year's finalists

Roisin Hogan is the bookies' favourite to win this year's competition

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Fans of The Apprentice were left disappointed yesterday, after a glitch on the BBC website revealed this year's finalists a day early.

Up-to-date viewers of the programme are currently only aware who the remaining five contestants are. But on Tuesday evening, the ‘meet the candidates’ section of revealed which candidates will be fired tonight ahead of Sunday's final.

The mistake was fixed on Wednesday, and the remaining contestants returned to “un-fired” status.

The finalists will officially be revealed by Lord Sugar on BBC One tonight at 9pm.


Last night, disgruntled viewers took to social media to warn others of the mistake, while others vented their frustration.

Following 12 tasks, the 20 original candidates have been cut down to just five.

The eventual winner of Series 10 will be given the opportunity to be Lord Sugar's business partner and receive an investment to the value of £250,000 founded on the basis of their idea.

Chartered accountant Roisin Hogan, 32, is currently the bookies’ favourite to win.

She has breezed through the series, inventing a successful, geography-based board game and convincing leading supermarkets to buy 25,500 tea-infused cheesecakes.

The other remaining candidates include Bianca Miller, Solomon Akhtar, Daniel Lassman and Mark Wright.

The BBC has been contacted by The Independent for an explanation on the cause of the mistake, and earlier declined to comment to BBC News.