The final is set to air 9pm, Sunday 16th December, BBC1
What task will contestants have to face this week?
The reality show comes to a conclusion, as Alan Sugar summons the two front-runners back to the heart of London’s financial district to face their final challenge to win a £250,000 investment. The contestants have three days to launch their own business, with a team of their defeated rivals on hand to help.
They must create a brand, produce a digital screen for the London Underground, direct an advert, and impress a room full of industry experts. However, both projects are undermined by power struggles, confusing product names and bland branding.
As in previous years, the show’s winning contestant will nab a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar. This not only means that the winner will receive a huge cash injection for their business, but Lord Sugar will also assist them to make a success of it.
What happens to candidates after they win the show? Do they actually set up a business with Lord Sugar?
For the first time ever, two candidates – James White and Sarah Lynn – walked away with a business investment. James now runs Right Time Recruitment, an IT recruitment agency specialising in web security, while Sarah went on to develop her confectionary brand Sweets in the City.
Who are Lord Sugar’s advisors?
To help him sift through this year’s candidates, Lord Sugar has once again called on the assistance of Karren Brady and Claude Littner.
Baroness Brady is vice-chairman of West Ham United and former managing director of Birmingham City. In 2014 she was made a life peer by the Prime Minister and received a CBE from the Queen for her services to business, entrepreneurship and women in business. Brady appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007, winning the task as project manager. In 2009 she joined the show as a regular advisor.
Littner has appeared in every single series of The Apprentice, first featuring solely in the interview stages before becoming an aide to Sugar in 2015. He replaced Nick Hewer.
Can I apply to be on The Apprentice 2019?
Yes, all details about how to get on next year’s show are here.
Who are the candidates missing from The Apprentice 2018 final?
None of the five candidates fired in the first five weeks of the show are returning, but there’s also one notable face missing: Sarah Ann. Granted, the solicitor wasn’t one of the loudest candidates, but she did make it all the way to week 10.