The finalists for this year’s series of The Apprentice were apparently revealed before Wednesday’s episode due to a glitch on the show’s website.
On Tuesday night, the BBC’s “meet the candidates” page listed three people as remaining in the process – but five will appear in Wednesday’s semi-final.
The site has since been updated, restoring all the remaining contestants to “un-fired” status.
Lord Sugar will officially reveal the finalists on BBC One later.
The bookmakers’ favourite is currently 32-year-old Roisin Hogan, a chartered accountant from Ireland.
She has breezed through the series, inventing a successful, geography-based board game and convincing leading supermarkets to buy 25,500 tea-infused cheesecakes.
Hogan’s chief competition comes from Bianca Miller, whose business proposal for Lord Sugar is a hosiery company for women with different skin tones.
Sales manager Mark Wright also has favourable odds, having excelled at selling tasks – notably in week eight, when he sold seven hot tubs to a single customer. But he may have sealed his fate with a fumbled pitch in the quarter-finals.
The other remaining candidates include technology entrepreneur Solomon Akhtar and pub quiz company director Daniel Lassman.
The latter has suffered a series of blunders, including drafting a series of baffling, misogynistic questions for a board game called The Relationship Guru and sabotaging the sale of a high-tech sweater by telling potential buyers: “You wouldn’t go in a public place with it.”
Whoever makes it through the semi-final’s rigorous interview process will go through to Sunday night’s final.
The BBC declined to comment on the glitch on the website, which was rectified by Wednesday morning.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment