Joseph Phillips has become the sixth candidate to be fired from The Apprentice by Lord Alan Sugar.
In episode six the remaining candidates jetted off to Dubai to put on a corporate away day for two international clients based there.
Whilst one team showed off the glitz and glam of the city the other went for a more traditional approach in the desert.
But back on home soil, it was the end of the road for zoologist Joseph and he was sent packing.
In the boardroom, Lord Sugar said: ‘Joseph, you were responsible for the kitchen and ultimately that was one of the reasons for the failure of this task.
Gone: Joseph Phillips has become the sixth candidate to be fired from The Apprentice by Lord Alan Sugar
‘The food was burnt, and the service was poor, so it is with regret Joe, you’re fired!’
In the taxi home, Joseph said: ‘I’m a Zoologist and I’ve been thrown into the business world.
‘I’ve learnt so much from this process and I can’t wait to take that knowledge and apply it to my own business and hopefully make a success of it.’
Before going in to the process, Joseph described himself as the ‘James Bond of the business world’.
He previously worked as a safari guide in South Africa and wanted Lord Sugar’s investment for his environmentally friendly lip balm business.
While Joseph was fired, he was not the only candidate to leave this week, as entrepreneur Reece Donnelly had to withdraw due to health issues.
Waterloo Road actor Reece, 25, was unable to travel abroad due for health reasons and so was forced to quit the show.
Announcing his departure, he said: ‘I could not continue in The Apprentice due to being unable to complete the task in Dubai for health reasons.
Decision made: But back on home soil, it was the end of the road for zoologist Joseph and he was sent packing
‘My goal of being on The Apprentice was to showcase that Scotland has amazing businesses and entrepreneurs. I really hope I’ve done that.
‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time on the show and I’m looking forward to watching my fellow candidates in the rest of the series, I’m so grateful for my time with Lord Sugar and the team.
‘I hope you all enjoy the show as much as we laughed making it. As the first Scottish candidate in over 8 years, let’s do this Scotland,’ he told the Daily Star.
Fun in the sun: In episode six the remaining candidates jetted off to Dubai to put on a corporate away day for two international clients based there
Relax: The group were seen enjoying themselves as they relaxed one evening after a desert safari
Water sports: Some of the contestants were seen zipping about on the sea on jet skis, with the famous Burj Al Arab hotel visible in the background
Splashing about: The group were seen riding motorboats during their trip to Dubai during Thursday’s episode
Bold words: In the boardroom, Lord Sugar said: ‘Joseph, you were responsible for the kitchen and ultimately that was one of the reasons for the failure of this task’
Decision made: Lord Sugar added: ‘The food was burnt, and the service was poor, so it is with regret Joe, you’re fired!’
Experience: In the taxi home, Joseph said: ‘I’m a Zoologist and I’ve been thrown into the business world. I’ve learnt so much from this process’
Reece is the owner of a performing arts school in Glasgow and was determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment.
He says he is the youngest CEO of a further education college in the UK and says he has ‘all the experience, drive, and personality’ to succeed.
He admitted that he can be guilty of neglecting the grunt work, saying: ‘Admin or accounting tasks aren’t quite for me’ but that this makes him a better leader who is able to delegate.
Out: Entrepreneur Reece Donnelly had to withdraw from the show due to health issues
Withdrawn: Waterloo Road actor Reece, 25, was unable to travel abroad due for health reasons and so was forced to quit the show
Sad: Announcing his departure, he said: ‘I could not continue in The Apprentice due to being unable to complete the task in Dubai for health reasons’
Ahead of entering the show, Reece wanted to prove: ‘Scotland is filled with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and that we are not in fact a haggis-eating, kilt-wearing nation.
Last week, Shazia Hussain said goodbye to the process after week five saw the candidates are tasked with branding an electric motorbike and creating an advertising campaign before pitching to a panel of experts.
Firing Shazia in the boardroom Lord Sugar said: ‘Shazia, I like people who admit their mistakes. The problem here is that there were so many mistakes.
‘If it was one thing fair enough, overlook it, another thing, fair enough, overlook it. But there were so many mistakes. Shazia it is with regret that you’re fired.’
Shazia said in the famous taxi afterwards: ‘I think Lord Sugar made a mistake firing me. He’s missed out on a great investment opportunity, but he’s going to have to live with it.’
During the episode, Shazia was keen to put herself forward on the branding team because of her media degree where she studied modules on advertising.
Exit: Shazia Hussain became the latest candidate on The Apprentice to be fired by Lord Sugar in last week’s episode
Over: The technology recruiter said goodbye to the process after week five saw the candidates are tasked with branding an electric motorbike and creating an advertising campaign
This led to her becoming the sub-team leader, but not many of the suggestions made were from Shazia herself initially.
She came into more ideas when the team chose the name ‘Zip Zap’, as she designed the logo to feature checkered flags on the circles within the letter P.
This did not go down well with their market research findings as members of the public thought it was the letter F instead, making the name ‘Zif Zaf’.
Fans of the show were quick to comment on the not-so-great result of their advertising campaign, with one writing: ‘What in the GCSE Business Studies is going on here.’
Another said: ‘I can’t believe that Shazia is doubling down on the load of rubbish that she earlier admitted responsibility for. Wait, I absolutely can believe it.’
A third simply wrote: ‘Fire all three.’ Another added: ‘I feel sorry for the designers, these lot come up with garbage.’
The Apprentice continues tonight at 9pm on BBC1.
Not happy: Firing Shazia in the boardroom Lord Sugar said: ‘Shazia, I like people who admit their mistakes. The problem here is that there were so many mistakes’
THE APPRENTICE 2023: MEET THE CANDIDATES
Occupation: City banker
Key info: Youngest candidate and believes that Lord Sugar’s investment will get him out of the “rat race” of city banking
He says: ‘Some say I’m delusional, I prefer the term optimistic.’
Occupation: Hair salon owner
Key info: Believes she deserves to win the programme because her business fills a ‘huge gap’ in the market, saying: ‘It baffles me that no one has done it yet!’
She says: ‘I think I’m a different kind of business owner, someone who is a lot more relatable to people.’
Occupation: Senior account executive
Location: County Kildare
Key info: Laser focused on making her unique business idea a resounding success
She says: ‘I am disgustingly competitive. I will go to any lengths to win this investment.’
Occupation: Safari Guide
Key info: The “James Bond of the business world” with a degree in Zoology
He says: ‘If Lord Sugar wants to invest in a business to help save the ocean, one lip balm at a time, then I’m his guy.’
Occupation: Pest control company owner
Key info: A former soldier who says he can ‘sell to anyone’ with the gift of the gab
He says: ‘If Lord Sugar doesn’t pick me, then he’s missing a trick.’
Occupation: Sweet shop and café owner
Location: East Yorkshire
Key info: She says her business fills a gap in the market and has the potential to be nationally recognised.
She says: ‘I think that no matter what situation I am thrown into, I will always give one hundred percent truth, even if it’s hard to hear.’
Occupation: Hair salon and academy owner
Key info: Describes herself as ‘tenacious, fierce and determined’ and says together with Lord Sugar they would be ‘an absolute force to be reckoned with.’
She says: ‘I’m always being compared to the Kim Kardashian of the business world because I’m doing business with a hint of glam.’
Occupation: Technology recruiter
Key info: Wants to champion a varied representation of diverse women in the world of business
She says: ‘I don’t need any friends in business. I am here to win this.’
Occupation: Martial arts school owner
Key info: Raised in a council house and worked hard to create business and warns other candidates to be ‘wary’
He says: ‘I am calm and collected, but if they do come at me? I will bite and I will sting, and I will leave my mark.’
Occupation: Director of construction company
Location: North Yorkshire
Key info: Self-made business that turns over half-a-million after being made redundant just four years ago
He says: ‘I have a business plan that will see us turn over seven figures after year three and who knows where else that could take us.’
DENISHA KAUR BHARJ
Occupation: Financial controller
Key info: Says she wants the investment opportunity because she wants to ‘be mentored by the best to be the best’
She says: ‘There’s only one Denisha Kaur.’
Occupation: Owner of an online antiques marketplace
Key info: Previously worked as a professional cannon-firer in Malta
He says: ‘I would say, a willingness to try different things and not being afraid to be slightly different is one of my biggest strengths.’
Key info: Started his water sports equipment business during lockdown, whilst working in his job in the financial services
He says: ‘With Lord Sugar as my business partner, I know we can ride that wave into the UK and beyond…’
Occupation: Court advocate
Key info: A gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman
She says: ‘I deserve Lord Sugar’s investment because I have given my blood, sweat and tears to my business.’
Occupation: Theatre school owner
Key info: Is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment and claims to be the youngest CEO of a further education college in the UK
He says: ‘I’m here to prove that Scotland is filled with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and that we are not in fact a haggis-eating, kilt-wearing nation.’
Occupation: Bridal boutique owner
Location: West Yorkshire
Key info: Is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry.
She says: ‘Lord Sugar needs to be my next business partner, so I can make him millions.’
Occupation: Senior sales representative
Key info: Is a self-confessed ‘perfectionist’ who says his business will improve the quality of people’s lives
He says: ‘If people can’t buy into you, they’ll never buy anything from you.’
Occupation: Owner of online sweet business
Key info: Former flight attendant who started business in lockdown which grew into social media success
She says: ‘I’ve travelled all over the world and am not afraid to take on a challenge.’