n last week's episode of The Apprentice, candidates were tasked with creating a new brand of condiment. Each team's product was predictably lacklustre: a table sauce with a misspelt brand name and a chutney which was initially so spicy that the initial sample wasn't considered good enough to take to a tasting session.
This week, the Apprentice candidates had to design a 'useful' household product then pitch it to well known retailers Lakeland and Amazon. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? But bear in mind that these are people who couldn't find their rear ends with both hands, a sat nav and a detailed guide to human anatomy.
Was it a typical first episode of The Apprentice? Yes, to the extent that we'd seen it all far too many times before: particularly the panicked run around London at the end.
If you've been keeping track, you'll know that whoever wins this series will be the eighth apprentice Lord Sugar has taken on so far. But does he really need another? What happened to the others?