The Apprentice 2017 is fast approaching, with the first episode of the new series airing on BBC1 on Wednesday 4th October.
But who has taken up this once in a lifetime opportunity to be humiliated by Lord Sugar and his minions Claude Littner and Karren Brady on national television?
Find out more about all the new contestants below, including their Apprentice audition tapes, what they do for a living (they're real business people, honest), and their best/most cringeworthy lines.
Occupation: Project Engineer
He says: “I don’t blow smoke up someone’s behind. If someone deserves credit, I will give them it”
Occupation: Owner of a PR Fashion Agency
She says: “I’ve got everything Lord Sugar needs in a business partner. I’m passionate, dynamic and persistent – he’ll love that."
Occupation: Owner of a Clothing Company
She says: “I’ve been raised not to be a pushover – in the words of Destiny’s Child, ‘I’m an independent woman.”
He says: “When life throws you lemons, make and sell lemonade for a healthy profit”
Occupation: Owner of an Online Retail Store
He says: “I don’t get on with people with a stick up their arse”
Occupation: Owner of a Florist Chain
She says: “My big feet are good for two things; getting me into trouble as they’re as big as my mouth and I constantly get them stuck in it, but... they also kick butt.”
Elliot Van Emden
Occupation: Owner of a Legal Firm
He says: “Sometimes to get to the top, you have to grease the pole behind you”
Occupation: Sales Executive
He says: “I have a good work ethic and am always willing to work to full capacity to achieve my goals”
Occupation: PR & Marketing Manager
She says: “I’m extremely emotionally intelligent and able to get the best out of people. I am a brilliant negotiator and I’m not all talk – I put every weird idea into action and gets results”
Occupation: Owner of a Recruitment Firm
He says: “Intimidation is what motivates me. I want to be bigger and more successful than anyone else”
Occupation: Business Analyst
He says: “I bring character, charm and swagger to the table. Coupled with my professional and educational experience, I am sure I will be able to separate myself from the rest”
Occupation: Digital Marketing Manager
She says: “My demeanour can be related to the saying ‘Don’t wake a sleeping lion’ - If you underestimate me I might just bite”
Occupation: Business Owner, Construction
She says: “I have no patience for people who say stupid stuff, and I can’t cope with lazy people”
Occupation: Digital Product Consultant
He says: “I’m usually the smartest person in any room and I’ll make sure people know that"
Occupation: Owner of an Event Company
He says: “I am like a Chinese dish – potent, deliciously driven, full of flavour and I sure do sizzle”
Sarah Jayne Clark
Occupation: Owner of a Confectionery Company
She says: “Women are like tea bags – you don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water”
Occupation: Owner, Wedding Company
She says: “I fly aeroplanes, scuba dive, jump off cliffs, paraglide; I’m a blogger and a mother - as well as running my wedding planning business. A lot of people call me superwoman”