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‘This is worse than the Titanic’: The Apprentice viewers claim fired Harry was ‘annoying from start’

‘This is worse than the Titanic!’ Seething fans slam The Apprentice for putting on ‘comedy show’ during cruise ship task while claiming fired Harry was ‘annoying from the start’


Viewers of Thursday’s opening episode of The Apprentice were less than impressed with the latest influx of hopefuls seeking Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment. 

When Operations Manager Harry Mahmood was given the wagging finger by the AMSTRAD founder, fans at home took to Twitter to share their delight, claiming he was ‘annoying from the start’.

The installment saw series 16 kicked off with a challenge on a cruise ship, with the candidates split into teams and tasked with designing an advertising campaign.

‘This is worse than the Titanic!’ The Apprentice viewers have slated its contestants for putting on ‘comedy show’ during the cruise ship task while claiming fired Harry was ‘annoying from the start’ (Karren Brady is pictured)

Things went from bad to worse when the boys’ logo also was branded ‘projectile vomit’, while another noted it resembled a ‘turd’ by members of the public.

Sharing their thoughts on the social media platform, one viewer joked: ‘That wave logo is the worst logo I have ever seen. It’s almost beautiful in how s**t it is.’

Others chimed in: ‘#TheApprentice “Our logo with green & brown”. Representing a boogey & a turd.’

‘Lord grant me the confidence of an #TheApprentice candidate who’s putting a giant [poo emoji] as a cruise logo.’

Oh dear: When Operations Manager Harry Mahmood was given the wagging finger by the AMSTRAD founder, fans at home took to Twitter to share their delight, claiming he was 'annoying from the start'

Oh dear: When Operations Manager Harry Mahmood was given the wagging finger by the AMSTRAD founder, fans at home took to Twitter to share their delight, claiming he was ‘annoying from the start’

Hilarious: Things went from bad to worse when the boys' logo also was branded 'projectile vomit', while another noted it resembled a 'turd' by members of the public

Hilarious: Things went from bad to worse when the boys’ logo also was branded ‘projectile vomit’, while another noted it resembled a ‘turd’ by members of the public

‘”representing nature… relaxed, freedom, calmness'” Nah, that’s a turd mate #The Apprentice.’

‘This is going to be worse than the Titantic! #The Apprentice.’

Harry and Akeem Bundu Kamara had been unable to settle on a the icon, which ultimately ended up resembling a rotten banana.

Even aide Karren Brady was at a loss, unable to understand why they hadn’t thought to include their brand name. 

Opinionated: Sharing their thoughts on the social media platform, one viewer joked: 'That wave logo is the worst logo I have ever seen. It's almost beautiful in how s**t it is'

Opinionated: Sharing their thoughts on the social media platform, one viewer joked: ‘That wave logo is the worst logo I have ever seen. It’s almost beautiful in how s**t it is’

Lord Sugar ultimately ended up firing ‘disruptive’ Harry after a tense final showdown in the boardroom, and it appeared fans agreed with his decision.

‘Harry from the apprentice deserved the sugars finger.. so annoying from the off #apprentice #bbcapprentice.’

‘half way through watching The Apprentice and I HATE this guy Harry omds.’

Upset: Lord Sugar ultimately ended up firing 'disruptive' Harry after a tense final showdown in the boardroom, and it appeared fans agreed with his decision

Upset: Lord Sugar ultimately ended up firing ‘disruptive’ Harry after a tense final showdown in the boardroom, and it appeared fans agreed with his decision 

‘Gutted Harry went in #apprentice surely we’ve been robbed of weeks of entertainment!!’

‘Got told I reminded them of Harry from the apprentice [five crying emojis] [three laughing emojis].

‘Crazy Harry got fired. For what? Being annoying?, it’s the #apprentice, they’re all annoying.’

The Apprentice airs on Thursday at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer. 

Happy: 'Harry from the apprentice deserved the sugars finger.. so annoying from the off #apprentice #bbcapprentice'

Happy: ‘Harry from the apprentice deserved the sugars finger.. so annoying from the off #apprentice #bbcapprentice’

THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE MEN

AARON WILLIS, 38

Occupation: Flight Operations Instructor 

Lives in: Chorley, Lancashire  

Key information: Having served in the RAF for 12 years as Flight Operations Instructor, Aaron has set out to start his own security business.  

He says: ‘My strongest point is that I can sell to anybody and I think that’s the reason why my business will be a success, because people will buy from me.’ 

AKSHAY THAKRAR, 28

Occupation: Owner, Digital Marketing Agency

Lives in: London 

Key information: Referring to himself as a man who believes sleeping is a ‘waste of time’ he also claims his first word as a newborn was ‘profit’.

 He says: ‘My friends call me AK 47 because I’m a killer salesperson.’ 

CONOR GILSENAN, 28

Occupation: Sales Executive and former Professional Rugby Player

Lives in: London 

Key information: Hard working and ‘hyper motivated by money’, ex rugby player Conor describes himself as a ‘corporate panther’ with a record for getting deals done and who will win this series. 

He says: ‘I’m going to be the corporate panther in the boardroom, I’m going to get it done, and I’m going to be Lord Sugar’s perfect business partner.’

NAVID SOLE, 27 

Occupation: Pharmacist

Lives in: London 

Key information: Qualified pharmacist and Nicki Minaj superfan Navid aspires to create a successful pharmacy business with the help and expertise of Lord Sugar. 

He says: ‘Nothing intimidates me because I just feel like I’m a strong character, strong person, strong mindset.’ 

 

AKEEM BUNDU KAMARA, 29

Occupation: Strategy Manager for a Financial Firm 

Lives in: London  

Key information: Akeem considers himself a people’s person who loves being around others, however as a ‘numbers guy’, his analytical ability often causes him to think carefully about his every move, as he claims he will come in with a ‘calculated point of view.’  

He says: ‘My growing up has made me who I am, I’m able to converse with everyone, but also able to show that financial, business side to myself.’ 

ALEX SHORT, 27

Occupation: Owner, Commercial Cleaning Company

Lives in: Hertford 

Key information: With big goals for his commercial cleaning business, Alex is driven, focused and is ‘not going to stop’ until he gets where he wants to go.  

He says: ‘I would compare myself to a Ferrari, shiny on the outside but under the bonnet, there is a lot of fire and I’m coming for you.’

HARRY MAHMOOD, 35

Occupation: Regional Operations Manager

Lives in: West Midlands 

Key information: Inspired by the kindness of his grandparents, Harry wants to help and support people.  

He says: ‘Everything I’ve looked into achieving, I’ve achieved I’ve literally done everything I’ve put my mind to.’ 

NICK SHOWERING, 31 

 Occupation: Finance Manager

Lives in: London 

Key information: After ‘working in the shadow of his family’s business’, qualified accountant Nick hopes to make a name for himself in the drinks industry with his line of flavoured water. 

He says: ‘In business I’m a bit of a force to be reckoned with I know what I’m talking about, I know how things work, and I’m extremely experienced So, I’m a bit of an animal in the boardroom’ 

 

 

THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE WOMEN

AMY ANZEL, 48

 AMY ANZEL, 48

Occupation: Owner, beauty brand

Lives: London

Key information: Starting her beauty business a little later in life, Amy has now found what she really loves doing after previously working in sales, showbiz and jingles. 

She says: ‘I can be nice when I need to be, but when I unfortunately have to be a b***h, I will…’ 

BRITTANY CARTER, 25

 BRITTANY CARTER, 25

Occupation: Hotel front of house manager

Lives: Bristol

Key information: Brittany is looking to break away from her hotel role and launch the first alcoholic protein drink, with Lord Sugar’s help. 

She says: ‘My motto for life is ‘always look on the bright side’ 

FRANCESCA KENNEDY-WALLBANK, 26

 FRANCESCA KENNEDY-WALLBANK, 26

Occupation: Owner, sustainability company

Lives: Surrey

Key information: The eco-conscious, mathematics graduate is looking for investment in her next venture, providing a product carbon footprint service for businesses with a simple equation of her own creation.

She says: ‘There’s two types of people in the world- people that say they are going to do things and people that actually do them and I’m a doer’  

HARPEET KAUR, 30

 HARPEET KAUR, 30

Occupation: Owner, dessert parlour 

Lives: West Yorkshire

Key information: Describing herself as a born leader, fearless and funny, Harpreet plans to ‘level up’ her successful, six-figure coffee and cakes business to become a leading brand in the UK.  

She says: ‘I’m definitely not in business to make friends. I’m here to make money, and I’m sure Lord Sugar isn’t looking for a new mate.

KATHRYN LOUISE BURN, 29

 KATHRYN LOUISE BURN, 29

Occupation: Owner, online pyjama store

Lives: Swindon

Key information: Kathryn has worked a wide range of jobs from mortgage advisor to events manager. Describing herself as ambitious, kind, and often ‘savage’, she says she’s there to win, not to make friends.

She says: ‘My dreams in my head are absolutely huge and I believe I can achieve them.’  

SOPHIE WILDING, 32

 SOPHIE WILDING, 32

Occupation: Owner, boutique cocktail bar

Lives: Cheltenham

Key information: Describing herself as ‘magical and enchanting’ Sophie even has a witch school qualification. She previously worked in sales and has huge renovation plans for her bar.

She says: ‘Failure is not an option. Winning is part of my DNA.’  

 

STEPHANIE AFFLECK, 28

 STEPHANIE AFFLECK, 28

Occupation: Owner, online children’s store

Lives: Kent

Key information: With her East-London roots, the blonde is hoping to bond with Lord Sugar and match his no nonsense attitude towards business. She’s looking for funding to develop her designer store and be part of the growing pre-loved fashion industry.

She says: ‘I’ve got grit, determination and I’m determined to be successful.’  

 

SHAMA AMIN, 41

 SHAMA AMIN, 41

Occupation: Owner, children’s day nursery

Lives: Bradford 

Key information: Shama already has a busy work life running her children’s day nursery as well as juggling life with five children at home. She is ready to prove she has the ‘skillset that is required to be one of the best, successful businesswomen in the early years sector.’ 

She says: ‘Being a lady of colour, wearing a headscarf as well and the challenges that we face on a daily basis, I just want to be a living example for the Asian women out there.’ 

 

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