BBC Apprentice 2017: Meet the Candidates ★ The Shortlisted’s Player Ratings ★

Yeah, the series 13 of the BBC Apprentice kicks off this Wednesday 4th October at 9 PM on BBC1, and my usual player ratings are ready to go.

And oh, just in case you were wondering, yes, you should definitely be listening to me, since I predicted the winners for two years in a row, and I’ve also interviewed both Joseph and Alana for my Frank Interviews 😉

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The Shortlisted’s Official Player Ratings
of the BBC Apprentice 2017 candidates

★★★

Andrew Brady

He is a Project Engineer. He says:

“I’d liken myself to Clark Kent.”
You know what, I like his little face and his unpretentious way of being. Let’s give him a chance.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 7/10

★★★

Anisa Topan

She owns a PR Fashion Agency. She says:

“I like telling people what to do…I’m a kind of control freak… just because I like the control.”
Sorry, I’ve seen too many control freaks pissing everybody off at work. And in life.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 4/10

Anisa Topan_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Bushra Shaikh

She is the owner of a clothing company. She says:

“First of all, I’m a mother. And a Muslim. And I’m young. And now it’s definitely my time”
And Lord Sugar is looking for a business partner. Not a factotum.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 3/10

Bushra Shaikh_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Charles Burns

He runs a number of businesses in different industries. He says:

“I don’t know anyone any age that has done what I’ve done at 23, not even at 53. I’m a third-generation business owner of a jewellery store that is 120 years old.”

Never met anyone boasting that much about their family’s money. Upper-class hero.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 0/0

Charles Burns_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Danny Grant

He owns an online retail store. He says:

“I’m loyal. I don’t get on with people with a stick up their a**e.”
I do like him, but I’ve seen too many laid-back candidates getting fired for messing around without delivering anything.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 6/10

Danny Grant_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Elizabeth McKenna

She owns a florist chain. She says:

“I’ve got feet as big as my mouth ”
I strongly believe that the things you choose to focus on end up defining you…

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 4/10

Elizabeth McKenna_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Elliot Van Emden

He owns a law firm. He says:

“I’ve been a Conservative since the age of 16”, “I’m ruthless in business.”
He says plenty of terrible things with this big smile on the face. He scares me.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 2/10

Elliot Van Emden_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Harrison Jones

He is a Sales Executive He says:

“You gonna remember this name: Harrison Jones”, “My mum used to tell me I was the chosen one.”
Yeah, a lot of waffle and big statements, I agree. But at least he doesn’t throw the others under the bus.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 8/10

Harrison Jones_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Jade English

She is a PR & Marketing Manager. She says:

“I think you regret the things you don’t do more than the things you can try and fail at.”
Either she is a good candidate or a total fake, I don’t know. Let’s give the girl a chance.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 6/10

Jade English_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

James White

He owns a recruitment company. He says:

“I’m a very good-looking guy”, “There’s more than my pretty face”, “I would rate myself 9 out 10.”

so, The Shortlisted’s verdict is: 0/10

James White_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Jeff Wan

He is a Business Analyst and a semi-pro hip-hop dancer. He says:

“Lord Sugar is a winner. When I was a kid I was told: if you want to be a winner, you stick with the winners.”
No opinion whatsoever, but I like that he is a dancer, so let’s see him in action.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 6/10

Jeff Wan_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

 Joanna Jarjue

She is a Digital Marketing Manager. She says:

“My natural face looks like I want to kill someone.”
I wonder why they put at least one individual like this in each and every series.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 0/10

Joanna Jarjue_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Michaela Wain

She owns a business in the construction industry. She says:

“I’m not schmoozy and businessy. I’m just so normal.”
And it’s fine, girl, it’s fine. But don’t forget that Lord Sugar is looking for someone outstanding, not normal.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 6½/10

Michaela Wain_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Ross Fretten

He is a Digital Product Consultant. He says:

“I have no role model. I do what I want to do and I make sure to get things done.”
For now I quite like him, but need to see him in action.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 7/10

Ross Fretten_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Sajan Shah

He is the owner of an event company. He says:

“I’m like the Head of HR, but I hate the word HR so I made my own title.”
At least, we’ve got something in common.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 6/10

Sajan Shah_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Sarah Jayne Clark

She owns a clothing company. She says:

“I don’t’ trust people.”
What else.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 0/10

Sarah Jayne Clark_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

Sarah Lynn

She owns a confectionery company. She says:

“The most exciting thing about sweets is that they’re colourful, they’re fun, they make people smile, so they’re just… like me.”
I don’t know if it’s because she reminds me of an old schoolmate of mine who was fake as hell, or just because she compared Lord Sugar to a lemon sherbert, but I’m quite suspicious here.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 4/10

Sarah Lynn_The Shortlisted 2017

★★★

Siobhan Smith

She owns a wedding company. She says:

“I fly aeroplanes, I scuba dive, jump off cliffs, paragliding, parachute jumping…”
She looks like someone who is just too busy to waste her time bitching around. I like her temper.

The Shortlisted’s verdict: 8/10

Siobhan Smith_The Apprentice 2017

★★★

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