Believe it or not, it’s now been 12 years since Alan Sugar first began hunting for The Apprentice – and 13 since the format first appeared on US TV, featuring one Donald Trump.
Now another new batch of would-be entrepreneurs are ready to compete for a £250,000 investment.
In this opening episode, the 18 candidates have their first chance to show Sugar that they really do have the skills to back up their boasting as they face their first challenge – designing and manufacturing burgers to sell to hungry Londoners.
One team gets off to a bad start when they struggle to make their burger mix, while the other wastes time over-analysing the labelling.
And as always, there are personality clashes which threaten to derail the selling process.