Ah, the sweet sound of grown-ups squabbling over fish at Billingsgate and debating team names that would embarrass primary school children. It can only mean one thing - ‘The Apprentice’ is back.
Claude’s been an ‘Apprentice’ mainstay for years, appearing in the latter episodes of the show, where it’s tradition for him to rip flailing contestants to shreds in the interview rounds.
Now though, he’ll be in every episode, and while he can strike fear into the heart of a businessperson at 20 paces, we reckon there’s another side to him.
Look, let’s just put this bluntly - he’s actually really fanciable. Yes, that’s right, we said it. There’s just something about him, OK?
As half of Twitter debated the merits of costing and upmarket salads on Wednesday night, other feeds took a slightly different turn, proving it's not just us who think so:
OMG crush on Claude already tbh #theapprentice— Laurie Beth (@Laurie_Beth) October 14, 2015
Oh my God, a whole series with Claude! I may have a very weird crush developing #TheApprentice— Miss Stringer (@MissStringerMus) October 14, 2015
@alexeptable claude is such a sexy mean man— Jerry (@Tighe_er) October 14, 2015
I quite fancy Claude Littner.— Grey Bentos (@aGirlcalledBoys) October 14, 2015
Also, I slightly fancy Claude. Just putting that out there. It's healthier than denial. #TheApprentice— Ellie Cumbo (@EllieCumbo) October 14, 2015
probably shouldn't fancy Claude as much as I do— Lauren Whiteley (@lwhiteley13) October 14, 2015
Do I fancy Claude?????? ://— Emma Hilton (@emma_hiltonn) October 14, 2015
Yes, Emma - you do! Just embrace it.
Claude elicited gasps from this year’s candidates when he was introduced in the boardroom, and the show’s first fired hopeful later told HuffPost UK what it was like when the
total hottie businessman walked into the room.
"It was a real shock to see him there, the chair was empty, and as soon as he entered the room the atmosphere completely changed," Dan Callaghan said. "We'd actually only just been introduced to each other minutes before, so it was all a bit overwhelming, frankly."
‘The Apprentice’ continues on BBC1.