We won’t spoil exactly what the blunder is from tonight’s episode, but we will refer you to Karren Brady’s recent comments in Radio Times: “I think the standout moment of the programme is Omid’s [Djalili] contribution to the cabaret. I won’t say more than that, but it is truly gob-smacking and it’s the kind of thing you really won’t know what it is you’ve just seen.”
But tonight’s big mess-up isn’t the only reason for watching. The Boys and Girls teams – consisting of stars from Britain’s Got Talent‘s Amanda Holden to This Morning’s Richard Arnold – both pull out some truly memorable Apprentice moments.
The planning of the cabaret events not only sees the appearance of two mystery contestants, but also reveals the surprisingly sturdy negotiation skills of Rylan Clark-Neal – and the rather disappointing performance from Dragon’s Den star Kelly Hoppen.
That’s before even getting to the ticket-selling stage, filled with some cringe-inducing lines from Rachel Johnson alongside a hilariously honest sales pitch from comedian Russell Kane.
All this is followed by a shopping trip with a hopelessly flustered Tameka Empson and a very special contribution to the cabaret from Holden and X Factor judge Ayda Williams.