Former runner-up Claire Young was let down
by the lack of action in episode six of The
The teams were set a tough challenge this week. Flown
to Scotland's gourmet capital Edinburgh, they were asked to
set up a top notch street food business, a sector which is all
the rage at the moment. The question was, "are they street
smart enough to succeed?"
I love The Apprentice and I am enjoying the series,
however, this episode lacked action and for me sadly, was flat as a
Market trader Adam was project managing against
Jade. The emphasis of the task was on quality - not mass
producing cheap food, but restaurant like dishes served in the
Adam's team didn't seem to grasp this and they
went for cheap meatballs, costing 45p to make and
flogging them for £5.99! At one point Katie suggested selling
them for £7.99! Crazy. I will blame that on lack of sleep as
opposed to being commercially useless.
Their branding, name and selling locations were all poor.
Adam is a nice guy, and I was willing him to win against Jenna's
gourmet Scot Pot, but sadly that wasn't to happen. A
difference of £21 meant that he was back in the boardroom to
face the wrath of Lord Sugar.
Adam chose to brought in Azhar for his quiet contribution and
Katie "the blonde assassin" who has been there twice before. The
long days and relentless tasks really seem to be kicking in
now and the candidates look shattered. Katie had lost her
va-va-voom; I do think she would have stayed against Adam if she'd
spoken up more, but she didn't and the taxi had her name on it.
Do I think Adam is the winner? No. Do I think he's a good guy?
Yes. But The Apprentice is a tough process
with ruthless pressure and I wonder how long a good guy will
Steven, the snake. He is very manipulative and has the chat to
twist everything to his advantage. I don't trust him.
Tom Gearing consistently speaks up with common sense in a
non-threatening manner. He is one of my favourites.