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The Apprentice - catch up: Contestants head to Malta and first candidate gets fired by Lord Sugar

New series kicks off with fan-favourite shopping challenge

Lucy Anna Gray
Tuesday 02 October 2018 22:14
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The Apprentice returned with another crop of 16 candidates hoping to become Lord Sugar’s next business partner.

The first episode of series 14 saw the newcomers travel to Malta for the fan favourite shopping task, something we usually have to wait until later in the series for.

As ever our main host was Lord Alan Sugar, with ever-faithful Karren Brady and Claude Littner by his side.

Follow along with the first episode as it happened.

Flick through all the new candidates below.

The Apprentice will air every Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One from 3 October.

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's Apprentice live-blog, following along with all the action as Lord Sugar attempts to whittle out the weak and find his new business partner.

j.shepherd3 October 2018 17:28
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We spoke to Claude last week about the new series. Here's what he had to say...

j.shepherd3 October 2018 17:29
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Just a few hours to go until the new series kicks off! It will be on at 9pm on BBC One.

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 19:02
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A little sneak peak of the girls' team...

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 19:11
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Lord Alan Sugar reveals his thoughts on former Apprentice candidate Katie Hopkins

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 19:31
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And a sneak peak of the boys' team...

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 19:44
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A teaser from the man himself, Lord Alan Sugar...

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 19:59
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So what can you expect from tonight's first episode? Well we know the first challenge is a trip to Malta and the contestants will have to get nine items for the lowest price possible.

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 20:11
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Genuinely not sure whether this is an intentional typo or not...

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 20:33
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A cheeky humble-brag from Lord Sugar already: "I find it easier to stay awake in the House of Lords." Show off.

Lucy Anna Gray3 October 2018 21:03

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