After 12 long weeks, the final of The Apprentice is here, and soon Lord Sugar's next business partner will be revealed.


During last week's episode, the final five candidates all took on the interviews and were faced with their business plans being picked apart by Lord Sugar's most trusted aides.

However, only two could go through to the final and that left Rachel Woolford and pie company owner Phil Turner.

Turner has not had it easy during the competition, having found himself on the losing side nine times in a row. After his ninth loss, Lord Sugar warned him that if he were to lose again, he would be fired.

Things looked up for Phil the pie man as he won the next task and, of course, has made it to the final!

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In this week's episode, Phil and Rachel must launch their business, create a new brand for their company, produce a digital billboard and direct and edit a television advertisement before pitching to Lord Sugar and industry experts.

As he hopes to prove himself to Lord Sugar one last time, read on for everything you need to know about The Apprentice candidate Phil Turner.

Who is Phil Turner?

Phil wearing a blue t-shirt looking shocked as he holds pizza dough in his hands
Phil Turner on The Apprentice BBC / FreemantleMedia Ltd

From: Bognor Regis

Job: Pie company owner

Phil is one of two pie company owners on The Apprentice this year and he has set his sights on Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment into his business.

Noting his biggest business success, Phil says it is buying his parents' small bakery at just 21 years old and building it into a seven-figure profitable business.

On the other hand, Phil has encountered some business failures but he believes there is no failure that has not been necessary for growth.

"Building my business over the years is a succession of failures. Almost everything I’ve done for the first time failed in one way or another," he said.

"I live by the motto 'we win or we learn'. There is no failure that I have encountered in business or life that has not been necessary for growth. Failure is necessary for success."

What has Phil Turner said about joining The Apprentice?

Ahead of his appearance on The Apprentice, Phil said: "You don't grow a multi-million-pound business by being a pushover."

Armed with fighting talk, Phil believes he deserves Lord Sugar's investment as he already has a track record of "successfully building and scaling a business".

He added: "I have learnt how to run a business the hard way, and now I feel like it’s time to take my business to the next level."

Looking back on his time in the competition, Phil had the most fun when they weren't filming the series and former candidate Virdi would teach him Bhangra.

"Virdi would give me Bhangra lessons in the cinema room in the house," he explained.

"We didn't listen to a lot of music in the house, so it was really great to feel the music and learn a new skill. And I got on really well with Virdi, so it was great to spend some quality time together… and I was actually really good as well."

How to follow Phil Turner on social media

Phil has an array of social media accounts, with him having a large following on his TikTok. You can follow him there @only_philturner. He is also very active on Instagram and you can follow him @only_philturner.

When is The Apprentice on TV?

The final of The Apprentice 2024 will air on Thursday 18th April at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Read more on The Apprentice 2024 contestants:

The Apprentice season 18 continues every Thursday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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