Today, the second episode of The Apprentice 2012 will be aired on BBC One at 9pm. In the Last week episode, which you can read about here and here, we saw the rise of many apprentices and the fall of one Bilyana Apostolova.
Although looking back at her performance compared to her ‘Sterling’ team mates, she didn’t do that bad, but she made the fatal mistake of opening her mouth when Lord Alan Sugar told the three remaining contestants in the boardroom to ‘shat-it’.
When the man says “it’s my time to talk, shut it and I don’t want to hear anything from anyone” he means it and at that point ‘silence’ is the key. For Bilyana silence was a weakness and she rose to challenge Lord Alan Sugar in speaking at him while he tried to utter some words. In the end, Bilyana – the Bulgarian block of flats came tumbling down – and she was fired.
Today’s episode is a slightly tricky one, at least compared to last episode. Lord Alan Sugar will address the candidates in Victoria and Albert Museum, where he will ask both teams, Phoenix and Sterling, to ‘invent’ a new household gadget. Their invention will then need to be pitched in front of the country’s biggest retailers.
In today’s task, the key is to find a ‘gap’ in the market, as the task is to ‘invent’ a ‘new household gadget’. Re-inventing the wheel (so to speak) will simply not do.
Going by my gut-instinct I think Sterling, the Girl’s team will do well in inventing a new gadget, since in the last episode they did have some creative people amongst them. That said, the key to this task as well as inventing a new gadget is the sales pitch and Phoenix, the Boy’s team seemed to have strong candidates in sales such as ‘reflection of perfection’ and ‘Master puppeteer’.
What do you think?
Anyway, I’d like to leave you with a video below of some funny bits on the last episode. See you all tonight at 9pm on BBC One.