Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The Apprentice (UK)
Arjun Rajyagor. Arjun was often put down as just a maths-man, but throughout the series he proved that he could pitch confidently, work well in a team, and manage others efficiently.
Whilst Lord Sugar was impressed with the pitches from both teams, as well as their answers to tough questions from big businesses, he chose Instinct (the boys) as winners. This therefore narrowed the choice of winner down to two - Tim or Arjun. Tim had Lord Sugar and his aides worried from the start, appearing as somewhat of a slacker, but he eventually showed that he had many insightful ideas and was indeed a worthy candidate. Nevertheless, the impressive performance from Arjun throughout the show's run allowed him to take the title of first Junior Apprentice and the £25,000 that came with it.
|In the final episode of "Junior Apprentice" 2010, Arjun and Tim faced off against Kirsty and Zoe. What product were the teams challenged with designing and pitching in the final? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Bottled water. In this episode, previous contestants returned and were chosen by the remaining candidates to be part of their teams. Adam, Rhys and Emma were chosen by Arjun and Tim, and Hibah, Hannah and Jordan were chosen by Kirsty and Zoe.
The girls went for a catchy and melodic brand name, "Drip Drop", whilst Tim and Arjun went for the simple option, giving their brand the name, "A Bottle of Water". Both teams showed how far they'd come in the contest, with confident pitches and well-informed answers.
|In the penultimate task, the teams once more were in charge of choosing from a range of items which they would later sell. To review these products, the candidates travelled abroad. To which city did they fly? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Amsterdam. Lord Sugar described Amsterdam as one of the centres of design, and arranged for the teams to meet six product designers.
Emma and Zoe, part of team Revolution, were very probing with their questions to some of the designers, to the point of rudeness. As team leader Arjun admitted, this perhaps prevented the team from getting the best from their designers.
After much inter-team negotiation, Instinct ended up with the Batavus bikes and the dog products, whilst Revolution were to sell baby comforters, cutlery and mood lamps.
Whilst Instinct were faced with selling the more expensive products, they were able to secure a huge deal, bringing in £37,256 from just one buyer, giving a total of £39,700 - "a record", as Lord sugar described it.
Emma, despite her passionate defence, was next to be fired in the board room.
|In the fourth task, the teams had to pick two individuals whose products they wanted to sell before actually selling them. What type of product were the teams selling in this task? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Art. Both teams split up so as to see as many artists as possible in this short time. In the end, both teams wanted one artist, Tom Lewis. Tom wanted to have his work displayed in Brick Lane, where Instinct were based, but he chose Revolution, as he was put off by Kirsty (the representative from Instinct), who showed little interest in his work. Zoe, on the other hand, made no secret about her passion for art, and so appealed more to Tom Lewis.
Kirsty's lack of interest in art was not the only thing to be criticised during this task, as Hannah's role of scribe also came under fire from Lord Sugar. In the end, Hannah was seen to have contributed less in this and previous tasks, and so was the next to be fired in the board room.
|Following the cupcake task, Adam Eliaz also left the show, thus leaving behind his dreams of winning. For what reason did Adam leave "Junior Apprentice"? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
He was ill. As it happened, Adam was on the winning team (Revolution), who were awarded a chance to have tea with Sir Richard Branson.
Adam was in the same position as Lord Sugar was at his age, having left school at 16 to start his own business. Adam was well-liked by the team, and can be seen as one of the strongest members in the cheese-selling task. However, Adam performed poorly in the second task, despite him being involved in selling camping equipment and this being the theme of the task. It looked as if this failure would cost Adam his place in "Junior Apprentice", but his spirited defence appealed to both viewers and, most importantly, Lord Sugar, thus allowing him to stay.
|The third task saw the two teams selling cupcakes. Which contestant, who led team Instinct during this task, was the third to be fired by Alan Sugar in the board room? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Rhys. Instinct were criticised here for not acting as a team, with the other three members (Tim, Hannah and Kirsty) not supporting Rhys. Rhys, however, had flaws of his own - he had little control over the team and his sales technique was timid. For these reasons, Rhys was fired by Lord Sugar in the board room.
Both teams faced problems. Whilst Instinct were struggling to keep up in the kitchen, Revolution were left twiddling their thumbs, with no-one initially interested in buying their cupcakes. However, both teams soon began to get into their stride, and the sales in the closing hours allowed Revolution to clinch victory.
|In the second task, the teams were set the challenge of creating a piece of camping gear, and then pitching it to camping stores. Which girl was noted for her strong and confident sales technique during this, and other, tasks? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Zoe. Zoe's sales technique was strong, but was, in the opinion of some other contestants, too strong. She would often take over the sale of another contestant, or would dominate what was intended to be a joint sale.
Adam was chosen as leader for Instinct and Hannah for Revolution, but the two were swapped by Lord Sugar, creating two mixed-sex teams.
Despite describing herself as an inventor, Hannah took a back seat during the idea brain-storm, whilst Tim headed the idea of a sled intended to carry a person's camping gear. The rival product from Revolution failed to sell a single unit, as the buyers did not see a storage/games unit made from cardboard as a practical camping product. Revolution therefore lost, and team member Hibah was fired due to her personality, in the opinion of Lord Sugar, not being suited to the cut-throat world of business.
|The first task of "Junior Apprentice" 2010 saw the typical boys vs. girls format. With the boys headed by Jordan De Courcy and the girls by Hibah Ansary, what product were the teams made to sell from a market stall? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Cheese. The first challenge was to come up with a name for each team. The boys went for "Instinct", whilst the girls opted for "Revolution". Next was the task of choosing a team leader. Jordan, 16, was seen as the most confident from the start, and backed this by nominating himself quickly. The girls, however, were less enthusiastic about nominating themselves, but Hibah eventually said that she would be team leader if no-one else wanted to.
Jordan De Courcy, who started up a business selling electronics online when he was only 12, understandably worried the other contestants, who saw him as a serious candidate. However, as leader of the losing team in the first task, Jordan was seen as most culpable and so was the first to be fired.
|The prize which the 16-17 year old hopefuls were aiming for was once more to be provided Alan Sugar. However, he did not go by the usual title of "Sir Alan". What new title was given to Alan Sugar shortly before the start of this series? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Lord Sugar. This series of "Junior Apprentice" featured ten hopefuls aged 16-17 aiming to win £25,000, which would be put aside to be used in their future business careers.
Alan Sugar was made a lord in the summer of 2009, and this was the first series of "The Apprentice" where his new title was used.
|This series of "Junior Apprentice" in the UK saw the appearance of a new aide to Alan Sugar, as Margaret Mountford, who had served since 2005, left in 2009. What was the name of her replacement? ||"Junior Apprentice" 2010 (UK)
Karren Brady. Margaret Mountford left in 2009 to complete her PhD at UCL. She, along with fellow aide Nick Hewer, featured in "The Apprentice" from 2005 and achieved public favour for their dry and humorous criticisms of poor performing contestants during tasks.
Karren Brady's first involvement in "The Apprentice" was as team leader of the ladies' team in the 2007 "Comic Relief Does the Apprentice". Here, she led her team to victory, and, together with the boys' takings, raised over £1,000,000 for Comic Relief.
|Which candidate, despite having the worst ever win/loss rate in tasks to date, went on to win and become "The Apprentice"?||"The Apprentice" (UK) Series 7
Tom Pellereau. Tom is an inventor, and designed a chair for his business plan. However, it has been suggested Alan Sugar is going to focus on his existing nail file (called the Stylfile - an 'S' shaped nail file). Tom has already had some success with marketing, which seems to remove the point of the business plans. Tom has the worst win record in tasks of any Apprentice winner, only winning 3 out of 11 tasks. Concerns over the *point* of the tasks have been raised, as they appeared to have little to no bearing on the final outcome with this new investment format. Nevertheless, with a first class masters degree, Tom has shown he is intelligent (as have many of the candidates - on the whole, they seemed like they would be pretty competent in the 'real world') and will perhaps be able to invent something new and enterprising in the future.
|In the biggest win margin of the series, team Venture lead by Helen managed to clinch a sale of 800,000 packs of their newly branded biscuits in week 9. But can you remember the name of the product which shot them to victory that episode?||"The Apprentice" (UK) Series 7
Special Stars. Bix Mix was the name of the opposing team's biscuit pack, which received a massive... wait for it... 0 orders. Whether these 800,000 orders are real has been called into doubt, and some believe this order (and others on "The Apprentice") are merely hypothetical. Nevertheless, this was an impressive win margin, although I didn't get what was so good about the stars myself!
|In the fifth episode, things really went to the dogs. What was the task of that episode, leading to the firing of both Ellie Reed and Vincent Disneur?||"The Apprentice" (UK) Series 7
Create, pitch and brand a new pet food. Vincent Disneur suggested the name "Pals" for a dog food, which amusingly didn't go too far considering the already existing "Pal" as a highly successful existing brand. Eventually, the name "Every Dog" was settled upon (suggested by Jim), but the idea of appealing to every dog was unsurprisingly impossible, causing the loss of the team.
In the boardroom, Ellie Reed was criticised for taking too much of a back seat, and was consequently fired. Since she had been on the winning task up to that week, this was her first and only appearance in the boardroom.
However, as Vincent had not brought Jim to the boardroom, much to Sugar's ire, and for his poor performance in tasks, he was also fired.
|In episode 4, the candidates had to set up a beauty treatment outlet and sell cosmetic services to the public. After being forced to move team and be project manager, Felicity ended up on the losing side and was fired. However, this team had lost all four challenges to date, showing they didn't really live up to their name. Which team were they?||"The Apprentice" (UK) Series 7
l . Logic, sadly, appeared rather illogical in many respects. They lost the vast majority of tasks, starting out as an all-male team. After around the half way mark, the teams generally bear little resemblance to their originals, but only two of the males made it very far in the contest (only 2 in the top 7), so perhaps the many early losses were a sign of things to come.
|Alan Sugar's aides give him feedback on each task, and he claims he gets all the information about the tasks that he needs from them. But can you identify them from these choices?||"The Apprentice" (UK) Series 7
Karren Brady & Nick Hewer. Karren Brady and Nick Hewer sit to either side of Alan Sugar and give him feedback on both tasks and who they feel has more potential. One of them follows a team in each episode, and often are quick to pick up on particularly foolish endeavours by the candidates. Nick is well known for his amusing faces, and Karren is not afraid to speak her mind when giving feedback later.
Margaret Mountford WAS an aide to Sugar in previous series, but quit the Apprentice to pursue her PHD in papyrology. Karren Brady replaced her from series 6 on.