The Apprentice series 18 has arrived, and – absolutely no shocker whatsoever – the candidates of 2024 are the usual bunch of idiots, egomaniacs, and arse-lickers.
But there are some nicer ones, too (I’m feeling generous as it hasn’t rained for three days).
This year, Lord Sugar is offering a £250,000 business investment to the winner of his business reality show. But there are 17 other contestants who need to get fired first…
Frankly, it’s baffling how some of them even made it through the door, or even found the door knob. In episode 1 (Thursday, February 01, 2024), this year’s 18 candidates kick things off in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands.
Under the watchful eye of Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell, teams are tasked with hosting a corporate away day, but there’s utter chaos in the kitchen and embarrassingly shambolic tours. I mean, from a viewer’s point of view, it’s TV gold!
Ahead of episode 1, here’s my brutal ranking of The Apprentice contestants taking part in 2024 (from worst to best)… And, like Claude Littner, I’m not going to mince my words! But luckily, this bunch have the skin of rhinos. They’d all throw their pet puppies under the bus to get to the top…
The Apprentice 2024 candidate Virdi Singh Mazaria has a serious case of verbal diarrhoea (Credit: BBC)
18 (aka The Worst). Virdi Singh Mazaria
The ego has landed with Virdi Mazaria, who introduces himself as: “Virdi Mazaria is in the house. DJ. Host. MC. The other candidates are just extras on my journey to the top.”
Music Producer Virdi, from Leicester, has a background in music, but all I could hear was some serious BS flowing from his mouth. He has a serious case of the mouth trots, and doesn’t let any of his fellow colleagues speak. Sure fire way to be hated, mate. He says he knows how to “make people have a good time” but he makes his fellow candidates feel ignored and undervalued. Idiotic mistake. His constant prattle about his DJing is frankly embarrassing, not to mention out of place.
Virdi has worked as a DJ in seven countries (he mentions it many times) first working internationally at the age of 18. Well good for you mate… But, if you’re such a successful DJ, why on earth are you prepared to be publicly humiliated on The Apprentice 2024? This man has such a thick skin, he doesn’t notice when everyone around him is giving him a death stare.
Oh, and that ambition to be in a Marvel movie as one of the Avengers? I think Chris Hemsworth can sleep soundly tonight.
Dr Asif Khan loves himself more than is socially acceptable (Credit: BBC)