The Apprentice 2022 final is finally upon us.


After 12 intense weeks, just two contestants remain in the competition after making it through the dreaded interview stage, in which Claude Littner made a welcome return.

Series 16 of the popular BBC show saw 16 budding entrepreneurs complete a series of challenging tasks with the hope of securing Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment in their business.

But now 16 have become two, with just dessert parlour owner Harpreet Kaur and online pyjama business owner Kathryn Burn left in the running.

Lord Sugar might have kept his cards close to his chest so far, but in a poll viewers have voted to say that they think Harpreet will emerge victorious in the final.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Harpreet, including what she had to say about joining The Apprentice 2022, and where you can follow her on social media.

Who is Harpreet Kaur?

The Apprentice candidate Harpreet Kaur
The Apprentice candidate Harpreet Kaur BBC

Age: 30

Job: Owner of a dessert parlour

From: West Yorkshire

Instagram: @harpsi_kaur

Harpreet is a business woman from West Yorkshire. She currently owns a six-figure coffee and cake business, which she hopes to "level up" with Lord Sugar's investment.

Describing herself as fearless and funny, Harpreet believes she is a born leader.

Motivated by her need to be the best version of herself, she isn’t here to make friends and is ready to be Lord Sugar’s next business partner.

What has Harpreet said about joining The Apprentice?

The Apprentice 2022 cast line-up
The Apprentice 2022 cast line-up BBC

It's all about the money for Harpreet, who says: "I’m definitely not in business to make friends. I’m here to make money, and I’m pretty sure Lord Sugar isn’t looking for a new mate."

The contestant shared the announcement on her Instagram, alongside the caption: "SO excited to share with you all my little secret ???? The @apprenticeuk is back with a BANG???? You can catch me on my favourite TV show on @bbcone from this Thursday at 9pm! ???? Watch me battle it out in the boardroom as one of 16 candidates ???? I’ll be competing for an investment from @lord_sugar himself for my yummy business @barnisworld ???? Who’s gonna be watching the first episode with me? ????"

When does The Apprentice start?

After two years off air, The Apprentice is back for series 16 on BBC One on Thursday, 6th January at 9pm.

It will see Lord Sugar back in the boardroom as he looks for his latest business partner. He'll be joined by Baroness Karren Brady and former winner Tim Campbell, who takes over from Claude Littner.

And there's plenty more The Apprentice, with Lord Sugar revealing he has no plans to quit.


The Apprentice series 16 began on BBC One on Thursday, 6th January 2022 at 9pm. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.