Two new Apprentice trailers put YOU in the firing line

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be fired by Lord Sugar, now’s your chance

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Always dreamed of experiencing the highs and lows of being an Apprentice candidate, but without the hassles of buying a shiny suit and flogging fish fingers to stockbrokers in the City? Longed for a chance to sit in the boardroom and have Lord Sugar verbally berate you at the end of an accusing finger?

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Well then, weirdo, these terrifying trailers for the new series of the Apprentice might just be for you – because they put you right in the firing line of the hit BBC1 entertainment series.

The two newly-released clips for the 12th series of the business contest transport us into the body (and mind) of a nervous Apprentice contestant, giving us POV shots of both the terrifying wait for a boardroom mauling (above) and the horror of being on the receiving end of Lord Sugar’s disdain (below). Brrr.

It’s enough to put us off applying for the show for life – though we’re probably more excited than ever to return to the role of third-party observers when the series returns to our screens very soon (along with a revamp for spin-off series You’re Fired!).

And maybe, just maybe, these trailers will give us just a little bit more sympathy for the trials the contestants go through this year, and not reduce us to criticising their every move. 

Probably not, though. Old habits die hard.

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The Apprentice will return to BBC1 this October