Apprentice viewers wondered where a number of contestants were when the final episode aired on Thursday, as Aaron, Sophie and Francesca, among others, were nowhere to be seen
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A number of The Apprentice contestants were absent from Thursday’s final episode in particular – but they have since declared their absence.
Viewers scratched their heads as they watched the final episode of the popular reality TV show when they noticed that some of the main contestants were nowhere to be seen.
As the show unfolded, curious fans flocked to Twitter to ask where Aaron Willis, Sophie Wilding and Francesca Kennedy Wallbank were staying in the finale.
“Seriously, where’s Aaron,” asked a fan on Twitter.
“Why is none of the good candidates even in the final. So weird,” echoed another.
“Aaron and Sophie are MIA. How did they decide who came back for the last episode and who didn’t? I wish Aaron was back and not Harry,” someone else pointed out.
But as it turns out, Aaron had a pretty good reason for not appearing in the final episode.
The reality TV star revealed his absence was due to his burning desire to celebrate his wedding anniversary.
Aaron wrote on his Instagram: “I don’t have time to reply to all your DMs and every single one of you has been asking if I’m in the finals and why I’m not in the finals etc.
“And to be perfectly honest, it was purely for selfish reasons, I got fired and had to come back a week later to do the final.
“Now I’ve always been aware that if I got to the finals I would have missed my and Vicki’s anniversary and we’ve always said if we miss the anniversary we know you’re in the final. Now I’ve been away from my wife and kids for 10 weeks and when I got fired I missed my family so much and obviously wanted to spend more time with them.
“The thought of going back home for another week or having some quality time with Vicki and celebrating my anniversary and my family will always come first in that regard. I’m so sorry I’m not there, but I spent the anniversary with my wife, and I’m in the audience for Your Hired, so take care.
“But the girls are absolutely smashing it tonight and have a really good, really worthy finalist there.
Francesca Kennedy Wallbank also explained her absence from the show on Instagram.
The blonde beauty shared a sizzling photo of herself soaking up the sun on a yacht, explaining that she had previously booked a holiday to coincide with the finale.
“For anyone asking if I’m back in the finals tonight… unfortunately I couldn’t make it as I had already booked a much needed holiday,” she wrote.
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