The Apprentice: Who's been fired this week?

Rachel Babbage
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From Digital Spy

Week 2 of The Apprentice has arrived and once again, the candidates were hit with a task to show Lord Sugar why they should be his business partner.

This week, they demonstrated how they'd be a dab hand at making over the Amstrad headquarters... or at least they tried to.

Both teams were greeted by Lord Sugar arriving by helicopter at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire (the scene of James Bond's defeat of Goldfinger on the golf course in Goldfinger, fact fans) to tell the candidates they were taking on an interior design challenge.

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The teams had to make over a hotel bedroom and then pitch their finished designs to the hotel manager and an industry expert.

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Creative flair with luxury touches was the brief – with an eye on the numbers and the budget too – but inevitably chaos ensued as the teams rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

With DIY disasters, money problems and issues with colour schemes, it proved to be more than challenging for Teams Vitality and Graphene – with Ross and Bushra heading up each team respectively.

The boys chose to go with a 'Destination Britain' scheme whilst the girls' decided to capitalise on Stoke Park's famous golf course and follow a golfing theme.

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(The boys' 'Destination Britain' hotel room)

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(The girls' 'Golfing' hotel room)

For reasons clear only to them, the boys decided to decorate the room with suitcases, blowing their budget on them and other furniture. The girls faced more in-battles, with Michaela describing Elizabeth as being "on another planet".

Joanna's eyes were opened when fir trees were discussed ("Is there such thing as a tree with fur?") and there were no flies on Siobhan when it came to how to paint: "It's pretty basic, isn't it? It's just up and down."

But the real gem of tonight's episode was Jeff showing he's not just a "numbers guy" and breakdancing to prove it.

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(Jeff Wan breakdancing)

Wallpaper problems plagued the girls' team whilst the boys' colour scheme caused confusion for them.

But it comes down to the budget as well as the creative design and if you don't want to know who has been fired, STOP SCROLLING NOW.

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(The girls' finished 'Golfing' room)

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(The boys' finished 'Destination Britain' room)

The girls had only set aside £5,000 of the potential £13,000 to use in creating the room which led to them beating the boys, whose "headless chicken" approach to spending money resulted in their failure and losing the task.

Project Manager Ross decided to bring Jeff and James to the boardroom with him, blaming Jeff for losing control of the budget and James for leading the sub-team and buying the furniture.

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Lord Sugar failed to see what Jeff contributed to the task and decided to point his firing finger at him.

Speaking after his sacking, Jeff said: "I don't feel responsibility for the failure of this task.

"Ross and James threw me under the bus. Lord Sugar just lost an opportunity."

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The Apprentice continues next Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.

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