**Warning: Contains spoilers for The Apprentice**


The Apprentice returned for its 18th season earlier this month and since then, there have been heated boardroom moments, some very awkward blunders and a fair few firings.

The latest episode saw the candidates mixed as they were immersed into a world of virtual escape rooms. Each group was tasked with creating a new game concept before pitching to expert and for one candidate, it was game over.

By the end of the episode, Lord Sugar chose to fire Dr Asif Munaf. He follows on from Paul Bowen and Oliver Medforth, who were fired in the weeks prior.

The next episode will see the candidates take on their first shopping task in the series, with the teams trying to spend the least amount of money.

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Want to know more about The Apprentice 2024? Read on for everything that's been revealed so far.

The Apprentice 2024 release date

The Apprentice began on Thursday 1st February on BBC One at 9pm. Future episodes will air every Thursday thereafter.

The exciting news was confirmed with a teaser trailer for the upcoming season, which gave fans a look into what they can expect from Lord Sugar and a new group of business hopefuls.

The Apprentice 2024 contestants

The BBC revealed the contestants for The Apprentice season 18, and they are all vying for the chance to be Lord Sugar's next business partner.

The full line-up of candidates for The Apprentice 2024 is as follows:

  • Amina Khan
  • Dr Asif Munaf - Fired in Week 3
  • Flo Edwards
  • Foluso Falade
  • Jack Davies
  • Maura Rath
  • Noor Bouziane
  • Oliver Medforth - Fired in Week 1
  • Onyeka Nweze
  • Paul Bowen - Fired in Week 2
  • Dr Paul Midha
  • Phil Turner
  • Rachel Woolford
  • Raj Chohan
  • Sam Saadet
  • Steve Darken
  • Tre Lowe
  • Virdi Singh Mazaria

What day is The Apprentice on BBC One?

The Apprentice airs every Thursday at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The next episode of The Apprentice will air on Thursday 22nd February at 9pm.

The Apprentice season 18 trailer

The trailer for The Apprentice was released earlier this month, and it shows the candidates going to all new heights to win Lord Sugar's investment.

From new and classic tasks, firings and some teamwork along the way, viewers are in for a treat with the new season of The Apprentice!

You can watch the full trailer below:

Who are the advisors to Lord Sugar?

Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Tim Campbell. BBC / Fremantlemedia Limited
Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Tim Campbell. BBC/Fremantlemedia Limited

Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell will serve as advisors for Lord Sugar on this season of The Apprentice.

Brady has been part of the show since 2010, when she took over from Margaret Mountford. Her first appearance on the show was on Young Apprentice before the sixth season of the main show.

Tim Campbell won the first run of The Apprentice, and has been Sugar's aid since the 16th season. He replaced Claude Littner after he suffered an injury while cycling.

Can I apply to be on The Apprentice?

Not at the moment. The applications for The Apprentice closed on Saturday 17th February.

What is the prize for winning The Apprentice?

Like in previous seasons, the winning prize on The Apprentice is a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar.

As well as the cash boost into their business, Lord Sugar will be on hand to guide the winner to successful ventures.

Who won The Apprentice 2023?

The Apprentice candidate Marnie Swindells wearing a light blue blazer, with the London skyline in the background
The Apprentice candidate Marnie Swindells. BBC

Marnie Swindells is Lord Sugar's latest business partner, whose inclusive, emotion-focused boxing gym concept saw her crowned the winner for the 2023 season.

Announcing the winner, Lord Sugar said: "I've always been known to be a gambler, I've always been known to try new horizons, so I'm going to try a new horizon... Marnie, you are going to be my business partner."

The Apprentice 2024 airs on Thursday 22nd February at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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