Hopefuls’ room for improvement
WEEK two of The Apprentice featured one of the most straightforward challenges the show has ever set. The contestants simply had to redesign a five-star hotel room to Alan Sugar’s satisfaction. That’s easy. A Spurs duvet cover, a mural made up of (very) old news clippings of The Apprentice pulling in 10 million viewers and some toilet paper with Piers Morgan’s face on it. But his 17 hopefuls had other ideas – which was unfortunate for them. But these ideas were comedy gold, including one memorable exchange which summed up everything that is good and bad about This Process. “Guys, stop shouting.” “We’re not shouting. We’re just all talking at the same time.” In the end, the girls’ main tactic – “We’ve got to hope the boys messed up” – was enough to ensure victory. That came after Sugar, below, was forced to decide which was best: a room that would make him feel like he had “woken up in bubble wrap” or one that made him feel like he had “woken up in a trifle”. Aw, man. That really made me wish Harry Hill would bring TV Burp back. PS. I was confused by the girls’ treat. How was Gerald Scarfe meant to draw caricatures of a bunch of living, breathing caricatures?