THE APPRENTICE 2022: CANDIDATES REVEALED

In the highly anticipated return of the show, Lord Sugar will have trusted advisor Baroness Karren Brady back by his side and, with Claude Littner taking a series break, entrepreneur and winner of the first ever series, Tim Campbell MBE joins to observe the candidates and their business acumen on the tasks.



With 16 new candidates competing to win a life-changing £250,000 investment in their business, the series launches with a challenge that is anything but plain sailing.



Speaking from the boardroom in the first episode, Lord Sugar said: “I must say, we are glad to be back in the boardroom again. But don’t for one minute think I’ve gone soft. Due to the pandemic, the world of business is tougher than ever before and the same goes for this process. In this boardroom you don’t get furloughed, you get fired.”


Aaron Willis, 38

Chorley, Lancashire

Occupation: Flight Operations Instructor


Alex Short, 27

Hertford

Occupation: Owner, Commercial Cleaning Company


Akeem Bundu-Kamara, 29

London

Occupation: Strategy Manager For A Financial Firm


Akshay Thakrar, 28

London

Occupation: Owner, Digital Marketing Agency



Brittany Carter, 25

Bristol

Occupation: Hotel Front of House Manager


Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, 26

Surrey

Occupation: Owner, Sustainability Company


Amy Anzel, 48

London

Occupation: Owner, Beauty Brand


Conor Gilsenan, 28

London

Occupation: Sales Executive and former Professional Rugby Player



Kathryn Louise Burn, 29

Swindon

Occupation: Owner, Online Pyjama Store


Navid Sole, 27

London

Occupation: Pharmacist


Harry Mahmood, 35

West Midlands

Occupation: Regional Operations Manager


Harpreet Kaur, 30

West Yorkshire

Occupation: Owner, Dessert Parlour



Shama Amin, 41

Bradford

Occupation: Owner, Children’s Day Nursery


Stephanie Afflek, 28

Kent

Occupation: Owner, Online Children’s Store


Sophie Wilding, 32

Cheltenham

Occupation: Owner, Boutique Cocktail Bar



Nick Showering, 31

London

Occupation: Finance Manager


The Apprentice will air weekly on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC One from 6th January 2022, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two.