The Apprentice climaxed with the biggest twist in its 13-year history on Sunday night as Lord Sugar opted to hire not one but both finalists, investing the £250,000 prize money into the business ideas of both packaged sweets entrepreneur Sarah Lynn and IT recruitment consultant James White.
- The Apprentice crowns TWO winners for the first time in the show’s history
- People can’t get enough of how brutal the interviews were on The Apprentice
- Meet Apprentice candidate Michaela Wain: the construction expert who “can’t cope with lazy people”
— The Apprentice (@bbcapprentice) December 17, 2017
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) December 17, 2017
“Absolute cop out”
But some viewers had issues with Lord Sugar’s inability to pick a single winner…
Absolute cop out on #TheApprentice Not a great series. Margaret Mountford and Nick Hewer didn’t die for this…
— Tim Spencer Cert CII (SMP) (@AngleburyFA) December 17, 2017
You can’t have TWO winners. That’s not the point?! Honestly, what has this years #TheApprentice been.. the worst finalists he’s ever had and let’s them both win. Utter bollocks.
— Kye. (@itsmescherz) December 17, 2017
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) December 17, 2017
What about Michaela?
Meanwhile, other fans accused Lord Sugar of double standards over his treatment of Michaela Wain, who Sugar fired in the previous week after telling her she already had too many business interests to be able to concentrate on a new one for him…
Lord Sugar to Michaela: “you have too many businesses to concentrate on your new one.”
1 week later: “I’m investing in you both.”#TheApprentice
— James ? (@Owls2k) December 17, 2017
Imagine not putting Michaela in the final cos she couldn’t focus on one business then declaring two people as the winner? #theapprentice
— Gail Platt (@ashfish23) December 17, 2017
WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST INVEST IN MICHAELA AS WELL THEN? #TheApprentice
— Ramzan (@ramzan_a95) December 17, 2017
The People’s Apprentice Champion…
— Mesut (@ChocMilkSheikh) December 17, 2017