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Khablam
Mar 29, 2012



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Get ready to shotgun posts about your cringing, The Apprentice is back.

Wednesday October 14th - 9pm BBC1
Thursday October 15th - 9pm BBC1

Then weekly at the Wednesday slot.
Expect a finale around Christmas.


:siren: Yes that's Claude Littner :siren:

The big change to the format this year - long time stalwart Nick Hewer has left the show, and Claude takes his place. You no longer need to wait for the interviews episode to see him rip into idiots candidates this year.
The BBC have a profile on him here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033s8q7

So who is going to make us doubt the future of Britain this year?



This lot

They are

Aisha Kasim


Age: 30

Pros:
Owns a business
Has invented and launched products
Cons:
The "why are you even here" question
I learned one can be a hair extensions specialist

April Jackson


Age: 26

Pros:
Former Miss Jamaica
Has founded a company
Cons:
That overly ambitious vibe that never works on The Apprentice

Brett Butler-Smythe


Age: 28

Pros:
Founded a property company
Cons:
Founded a property company
Inevitable "I'm just like you lurdshugar" candidate
Made me copy-paste his name.
Will stay in too long because he's a grafter, annoying the thread at large

Charleine Wain


Pros:
Ex-military. Might actually project manage worth a poo poo
Cons:
Yet another beauty salon type

Dan Callaghan


Age: 23

Pros:
Hmm
Cons:
Worked for an MP
Is probably a weasel
Fragrances is still beauty, wtf already

David Stevenson


Age: 25

Pros:
Is fairly good-looking
Cons:
Thinks he's really good looking

Elle Stevenson


Age: 21

Pros:
Was a company director at 20
Cons:
Is a 21 year old who describes themselves as "so insane"
Stating Taylor Swift in an inspiration may actually prove that however
Is blatantly shaving/plucking a monobrow into two brows

Gary Poulton


Age: 34

Pros:
Some success in life
Cons:
Is possibly a vampire
Very punchable face

Jenny Garbis


Age: 23

Pros:
Graduated university!
Cons:
Probably sees that as an achievement and will ergo be insufferable
Sugar will be comically tough on her for supposedly knowing what she's talking about

Joseph Valente


Age: 25

Pros:
Look at him!
Cons:
Look at him!

Mergim Butaja


Age: 23

Pros:
Diversity!
Cons:
Wants to be a challenge
No beauty industry experience

Natalie Dean


Age: 25

Pros:
Probably comically arrogant
Cons:
Supports Sheffield Wednesday

Richard Woods


Age: 31

Pros:
Biggest jaw in the UK
His name is Dick Wood or Wood, Dick
Cons:
Yet another "digital marketing" empty suit

Ruth Whiteley


Age: 47

Pros:
Easy early exit bet
Cons:
As a woman over 30, will likely be forced into project managing task 1, will likely go home week 1.

Sam Curry


Age: 23

Pros:
Seems competent at life
Cons:
That's the road to insanity on this show buddy

Scott Saunders


Age: 27

Pros:
Sales sales sales sales
Cons:
Sales sales sales sales
Thinks he's unique

Selina Waterman-Smith


Age: 31

Pros:
Has founded a company
Cons:
Yet she is here, so..
Self-describes as 'feisty'

Vana Koutsomitis


Age: 27

Pros:
The best name
Business experience
Cons:
Is "cosmopolitan"

Interesting news for both watchers:

Jack Dee is now hosting You're Hired

Khablam fucked around with this message at 13:56 on Oct 14, 2015

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Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


I can't wait to hate every single one of them, and to long for the return of that guy who looked like Frank Sidebottom.

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010



According to the BBC, Dan Callaghan worked for and MEP, not as one.

Which makes him slightly less of a twat.

Jakabite
Jul 31, 2010

How shall we fuck off, O Lord?



None of them look absolutely mental which is a bit of a shame but I'm going to be rooting for the look at him guy for obvious reasons.

The Big Taff Man
Nov 22, 2005


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Fan of Britches

I havent had a chance to watch all the videos yet so Im resisting the early Taff Prediction, but I'm leaning towards Mergim

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

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Grimey Drawer

yay! I just posted about this in the UK TV thread without bothering to check if anyone had started a thread. Why do they always look so ANGRY, why is business=ANGER and sharks and nasty animals.
Judging purely on the pictures and what the OP says, I am going to back Jenny and Charlene (liable to change at any point), with the comedy outlier support going to Ruth, who reminds me a lot of my late Aunt.


And how is this guy 23.





He looks like a French pop singer from the Eighties.



I'm not even joking. (edit-being French this video has bums and boobs galore so may not be work safe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwsNZHRycw0




goddamn I love mid-Eighties French Pop.







edit- oh and Romesh Ranganathan is joining 'You're Fired'...took me a while to warm to his style of humour but I think he'll be good on it.

Rondette fucked around with this message at 13:47 on Oct 14, 2015

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Rondette posted:

yay! I just posted about this in the UK TV thread without bothering to check if anyone had started a thread. Why do they always look so ANGRY, why is business=ANGER and sharks and nasty animals.
Judging purely on the pictures and what the OP says, I am going to back Jenny and Charlene (liable to change at any point), with the comedy outlier support going to Ruth, who reminds me a lot of my late Aunt.


And how is this guy 23.





He looks like a French pop singer from the Eighties.



I'm not even joking. (edit-being French this video has bums and boobs galore so may not be work safe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwsNZHRycw0




goddamn I love mid-Eighties French Pop.







edit- oh and Romesh Ranganathan is joining 'You're Fired'...took me a while to warm to his style of humour but I think he'll be good on it.

Wow that video....just wow....oh and romesh ranganathan is awesome, really liked him on taskmaster, you can never tell what's an act with him, he's so intense.

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

Shall we dance?


I can't wait.

Nettle Soup
Jan 30, 2010

Oh, and Jones was there too.


He looks so sad, like a kicked puppy.

Suppose I should link the bingo card, mainly so I can find it in future. Any changes needed/suggested to it? Here's the list it pulls from.

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Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


I'm backing Vana, that is one lovely scarf

Khablam
Mar 29, 2012



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Strom Cuzewon posted:

According to the BBC, Dan Callaghan worked for and MEP, not as one.

Which makes him slightly less of a twat.

Whoops.
Fixed that. Still a 'con' in my book though.

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



I liked eyebrows man and jaw lady last year, cant really see any early favorites here. I just hope they are all really stupid.

Paperhouse
Dec 31, 2008

I think
your hair
looks much
better
pushed
over to
one side


rear end cobra posted:

I liked eyebrows man and jaw lady last year, cant really see any early favorites here. I just hope they are all really stupid.

Don't worry, they are

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.





Grimey Drawer

Paperhouse posted:

Don't worry, they are

So come on Mr.P, was that actually you in last year's series? Or are you still NCD

edit- promise I won't ask again.

Rondette fucked around with this message at 17:50 on Oct 14, 2015

The Big Taff Man
Nov 22, 2005


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Thats made my day

stev
Jan 22, 2013

Please be excited.





Gary or Richard to leave in episode 1.

Fiver on that.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


Rondette posted:

So come on Mr.P, was that actually you in last year's series? Or are you still NCD

edit- promise I won't ask again.

I can confirm was defo Paperhouse

Gaz2k21
Sep 1, 2006

MEGALA---WHO??!!??

Yes it's my favourite part of the year!

Thrifting Day!
Nov 25, 2006



Calling it now, Aisha will win.

Dr Scoofles
Dec 6, 2004



I'm hoping Claude is a complete monster to them from episode 1.

Meth Aesthetic
Sep 2, 2011

I'm doin alright


Lipstick Apathy

:siren: PREDICTION TIME :siren:

Charleine looks tough and should give the others a run for their money. Might have a good shot if her business idea isn't disgracefully poo poo.

Devol_Tettran
Sep 3, 2011





Clever Betty

Really not sure I can be arsed with this this year, we'll have to see how it goes.

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

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Grimey Drawer

Devol_Tettran posted:

Really not sure I can be arsed with this this year, we'll have to see how it goes.

I'm mainly watching it for the witty commentary on this thread

Nettle Soup
Jan 30, 2010

Oh, and Jones was there too.


Gonna throw my vote in for Ella and her wonky eyes.

I have not watched any of the pre-show stuff and I've ignored the trailers, this is entirely due to me throwing darts at the op.

Woo go Ella.

lets go swimming
Sep 6, 2012

EAT THE CHEESE, NICHOLSON!


I haven't watched Meet the Candidates this year, shame.

Rondette posted:

I'm mainly watching it for the witty commentary on this thread
Basically, yes.


:siren: 2 minute warning :siren:

e: I want David Stevenson to win because he looks like the new polis in the new series of Bron.

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

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Grimey Drawer

toot toot!!! HERE WE GO!

The Big Taff Man
Nov 22, 2005


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IM THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF BUSINESS SKILLS

Khablam
Mar 29, 2012



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whoop whoop here we go

Dr Scoofles
Dec 6, 2004



Ugly gold watch, craves power. I found the man I hate the most.

Meth Aesthetic
Sep 2, 2011

I'm doin alright


Lipstick Apathy

Jesus, what is she wearing

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

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Grimey Drawer

Isn't that Missy from Doctor Who?!?

Devol_Tettran
Sep 3, 2011





Clever Betty

What's Vivian Westwood doing on the show?

The Big Taff Man
Nov 22, 2005


Official Manchester United Posting Partner 2015/16


Fan of Britches

Can I say now I think too much Claude is going to be a BAD thing

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


How are we at series 11 without people realizing "These stupid metaphors make me sound a tit"?

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

Shall we dance?


The bald guy is Chiles Cartwright all over again...

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010



Light Brigade more like, amirite?

Junior G-man
Sep 15, 2004

Wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma




The locks to the clowncart have been undone! Let's get going!

Staggy
Mar 20, 2008

Said little bitch, you can't fuck with me if you wanted to
These expensive
These is red bottoms
These is bloody shoes



I already hate all these fuckers. That was quick.

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

Shall we dance?


Holy poo poo she's suited alright!

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Dan to go this week.

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