Meet Apprentice candidate Charles Burns: “When life throws you lemons, make and sell lemonade for a healthy profit”

The former Tesco worker is now employed by his family's watch business

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The Apprentice 2017 candidates: Charles Burns

Age: 24

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Occupation: Management Consultant

Lives: Manchester

Twitter: @charlesoburns

Most ridiculous quote: “When life throws you lemons, make and sell lemonade for a healthy profit”

Who is Charles Burns?

Starting out in Tesco, Charles then joined his family’s watch business Burns Jewellers group. He’s also got four other registered businesses, including a consultancy firm and a watch comparison site, Claritycat.com, which mysteriously doesn’t exist online at the moment despite being a registered company.

Fun fact: he’s absolutely obsessed with time. Each one of his Instagram photos has a massive time stamp attached. Because, erm, watches?

Time… To reflect on an awesome day.

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What can we expect from Charles?

Plenty of chatter: Charles himself admits he can talk too much and doesn’t always listen. You can also expect him to go all out – he says as long as it’s within the rules, he will stop at nothing to win.

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The Apprentice airs Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC1