The first cosmetic skin clinic launched by last year’s winner of The Apprentice, in partnership with Lord Sugar, has opened its doors
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Friday 15 July 2011
Tom Pellereau is thoughtful, likeable – and he may get Lord Sugar's nod
Last Night's TV: The Apprentice/BBC1<br />Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance/Channel 4<br />This World: Italy's Bloodiest Mafia/BBC2
Thursday 14 July 2011
Well, it's been a quiet news week so far, but here's a big story: Shock Apprentice Format Change! In previous series, the penultimate episode of Lord Sugar's talent search has seen the surviving candidates subjected to a kind of mini-cab rendition. They're plucked at dawn from their luxury rental and taken to some anonymous corporate shed in the outer suburbs, where Sugar's trained interrogators are unleashed on them. It's Abu Ghraib in pinstripes – humiliation, psychological torture and helpless curriculum vitae thumbscrewed until the blood runs. It's the episode that you usually think is going to be a bit dull, until the first bead of sweat appears and you realise that it's actually a relief to get a break from the standard format. But not this year. Although the candidates were talking about interview suits as they scrambled for their morning pick-up, the producers had pulled a switch on them. They were going to have to come up with a concept for a new fast-food franchise, serving up crap to others rather than being forced to eat it themselves.
Thursday 07 July 2011
After the sales task went disastrously wrong, project manager Melody is the latest to be fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Zoe Beresford is the latest candidate to be fired by Lord Sugar in The Apprentice.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Elsewhere, personalised car number plates are considered an amusing accessory or a mark of distinction. Here, the distinction they mark is between Britons who consider them vulgar and Britons whose enjoyment of life is untroubled by such concerns, plus some splinter groups claiming them as a memory aid, or an investment (the record price is £500,000).
Friday 17 June 2011
Editors and newspaper proprietors should face prison if their titles are found to have carried out phone hacking, the Labour peer and television personality Lord Sugar said yesterday.
Saturday 11 June 2011
It's hard to convey the giggly astonishment that sweeps over you when you walk into Lord Sugar's Essex gastropub. Despite its arch name, the pub is authentically old – starting life in 1547, it's one of ye oldeste pubbes in Englande, and was the original of the Maypole Inn in Dickens's Barnaby Rudge – and is a huge, mock-Tudor-monochrome barn of considerable beauty, overlooking Chigwell School.
Friday 10 June 2011
After dipping a tentative toe yesterday into the "Arse-Gate" furore that erupted following game old girl Carol Vorderman's surprise triumph at the Rear of the Year awards this week, I had hoped that the matter would now be closed.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
With "structured reality" shows like The Only Way is Essex making all the noise now (and taking some of the Baftas) it's perhaps worth remembering that all documentaries structure reality – it's just that the traditional kind does it after the event rather than before. Take 24 Hours in A&E, for example, Channel 4's observational series about King's College Hospital emergency room, which on the face of it cedes pretty much all of its construction to contingent life. The structure, notionally at least, is simply one damn thing after another, and the principal characters are whoever gets wheeled through the swing doors on a stretcher or – as in last night's rather dramatic episode – staggers through the door, having been shot in the face.
Friday 20 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
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Sunday 15 May 2011
Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, Tuesday, BBC2<br/>The Apprentice, Tuesday & Wednesday, BBC1
Sunday 15 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Katie Price is to give Lord Sugar a run for his money by finding her own apprentice for a new TV series.
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