Reece Donnelly's surprise exit from The Apprentice triggered numerous stories in the press.
The owner of a children's day nursery, a flight operations instructor and a mathematician who has created an equation to measure carbon footprint are among the candidates competing for Lord Sugar's investment.
Lord Sugar said COVID protocol on the show, which was filmed in 2021, was so strict but promised 'you will not see a mask'.
The businessman said his colleague's upcoming operation will 'hopefully' be his last.
The BBC reality show will not be filmed this year due to social distancing restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lord Sugar has accused a 'jobsworth' at the Advertising Standards Authority of making a 'fuss' about nothing.
As candidate Pamela Laird was walking out of Lord Alan Sugar's office, eagle-eyed viewers spotted the 'lifeless' figure.
The 19-year-old librarian is accused of making racist remark about fellow contestant Lubna Farhan.