Novice viewers can’t believe what they’re seeing as the hopeful business makes a big mistake in front of investors.
Tonight’s quest on The Apprentice sees the remaining candidates create their own video games.
Part of the mission involved creating and directing a promotional video to help them sell their products.
One of the teams, led by Brittany Carter and supported by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank doing marketing, decided to make a game around the concept of saving the environment.
The concept of the game sees a player known as ‘Scientist Sam’ traveling to the North Pole to try to stop the icebergs from melting.
But the game was over from the very beginning when Francesca directed Akshay and Sophie in the promotional video.
The two women end up clashing over what he needs to do on camera.
While Sophie wanted Akshay to mention a rabbit that would be in the game, Francesca repeatedly cut her off and said it wasn’t necessary for the promotional clip.
Described as an ‘arcade game’ by Lord Alan Sugar, the game consists of cute penguins but once they pitch their ideas in front of investors, mistakes are quickly pointed out. .
It started with the bold title ‘Artic Savior’ on a big screen of the cinema, where the group was at the Samsung building at King’s Cross in London.
“How do you spell the North Pole?” asked one of the investors, while another asked, “how many penguins are there in the Arctic.”
The candidates are shocked to realize their very embarrassing mistake and try to work things out with the investors.
But their excuses didn’t help them, and they couldn’t attract investment.
This is not surprising as fans watching at home are “laughing out of tears” at the indiscretion.
BBC presenter Dan Walker leads the way in skepticism.
He tweeted: “I just can’t get past ARTIC v ARCTIC. They can’t win.”
Another viewer added: “Give a shout to this graphic designer who loves every second for not being allowed to correct their spelling on the North Pole.”
And a third wrote: “Who ever gets fired will have to do 2 weeks Penguin spotting in thetis..”
While in the conference room, Lord Sugar told the team how they could have gone wrong and who was to blame.
He also screams with his more humble origins when he asks candidates, “do you know what the slang is in East London?”
Lord Sugar told them it was meant to be an “articulated truck” and that they ended up “producing a documentary in the form of a video game.”
He calls Brittany, Francesca, and Sophie back into the conference room with each one worried about why they’re facing the guillotine block.
Sophie has been targeted for not speaking out enough, while she accuses Francesca of a horrific spelling mistake in the Arctic.
But in the end, Sophie was saved when Lord Sugar fired Francesca as she was head of marketing and was “responsible” for the mistake.
The episode’s shocks don’t end there, as the episode ends when Lord Sugar shows up to surprise the candidates at the mansion they’re staying at.
He told them the next morning they were going to North Wales to create a tourism campaign in the area in hopes of capturing the boom in ‘lodges’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sixteen candidates have joined The Apprentice this year, hoping to land a £250,000 investment in their business idea and a 50/50 partnership with Lord Sugar.
Probationer airs at 9pm on Thursdays on BBC One.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8311952/the-apprentice-hysterics-candidates-blunder/ Viewers of The Apprentice get agitated when candidates make big mistakes