What to Read Next

EXCLUSIVE Young Apprentice review: Harry Maxwell says Lord Alan Sugar right as David Odihambo fired, Maria Doran and Patrick McDowell in trouble

Harry Maxwell
30 November 2012
EXCLUSIVE Young Apprentice review: Harry Maxwell says Lord Alan Sugar right as Ashleigh Porter-Exley wins over Lucy Beauvallet
View photos
Harry Maxwell at last week's Yahoo omg! Party with writers Ellie and Chris

@HarryMaxwell, BBC1's 2011 Young Apprentice, gives his top omg! moments and verdict on the latest series, exclusively for Yahoo! omg! UK.

Last week I criticised Young Apprentice for not being entertaining.

This week, if I was Tulisa, I wouldn't be banging the table as much (IN RAGE), as David Odihambo became the fifth candidate given the non-pork chop.

The task was entertaining, but mainly because all the candidates were a bit thick. As a huge Apprentice fan, I can safely say this would be the one series I could miss watching.

The Apprentice needs those "wow they are really good" moments, and that's what this series is missing!

But anyway, on with my top omg! moments…

1: "Hurry up you Lazy Boyz"

As some candidates huddle around an iPad awaiting Lord Sugar's instruction, it's up to Maria Doran to get everyone downstairs.

Maria shrieked "HURRY UP YOU LAZY BOYS" to chivvy everyone along and PRACTICALLY wagged her finger at one point too.

Ultimately, the task to create a kids club and pitch it to investors was announced. Thank God, or producers, for that.


The teams divide as Ashleigh Porter-Exley is appointed project manager of Platinum while Navdeep Bual leads team Odyssey.

Navdeep, who is still ridiculously nicknamed "Nav" by her team, is later seen inside a black car with Patrick McDowell en-route to market research.

SHOCK as Patrick touches Nav's leg, while saying (/ whimpering) "It will go well" in a potentially pervy way. Camera pans to Chrysler exterior, WHO KNOWS what was going on inside as the journey continued.


Navdeep's team pitch a sciencey "blow things up because that's what everyone loves" kids club, while Ashleigh Porter-Exley's SQUAD opts for putting paint on yourself and running around.

Oh, the creativity in this camp.

After Navdeep pitches better than Ashleigh, it's off to the boardroom as we hear Lady GaGa music in the background.

They really are going to need their poker faces. Not just because none of them are that good, but Steven Cole and Maria Doran were frowning what's called a "goblin face" in market research earlier. I'm not even joking.


As Ashleigh Porter-Exley's Team Platinum are "annihilated" receiving zero orders, she brings David Odihambo and Andrew Tindall into the battle of death.

Just before Lord Sugar fires David for being a failed Obama tribute act, he ALMOST burts into a bit of Beverley Knight saying "Shoulda Woulda Coulda".

Now THAT would be entertainment (if Nick Hewer and Karren Brady were backing dancers).


It's hard not to criticize who gets fired when they're all as bad of each other. But last week I said David Odihambo and Andrew Tindall would be in danger, and they were.

Andrew Tindall needs to step things up, I can never remember what he does and had to look up his name when writing this.

Steven Cole remains my favourite because he seems like a top lad, and you get the sense Lord Sugar likes him, but we need to see more of him selling/ coming up with ideas to warrant winning.

Patrick McDowell is in a similar situation, but is less likeable than Steven.

Lucy Beauvallet is the clear favourite to win. She has previously led well, has minimal ideas (but still more than the others), and you get the vibe she can pitch as she's so well spoken. But she needs to prove her sales ability in upcoming tasks.

I am on the fence with Navdeep Bual, Maria Doran and Ashleigh Porter Exley. Navdeep pitches well, but that's about it. Ashleigh is good at maths, but that's about it. I love Maria because she is so feisty, but the edit hasn't shown any real business acumen as yet.

That's all for this week! Join the conversation on Twitter @HarryMaxwell and comment below/ check out my Apprentice highlights on YouTube!

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military - Takes 1 Min!

Chemicals Destroy Car

A simple chore became a whole lot more for this unlucky motorist when pool-cleaning chemicals ate through his truck.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Ever Googled Someone? Do A "Deep Search" Instead

Entering a Name and State on this site could reveal info you thought wasn't available. Have you searched yourself or someone you know yet?

Stop Paying Too Much For Your Prescriptions.

Drug prices vary wildly between pharmacies. GoodRx finds the lowest prices and discounts. Compare prices, print free coupons & save up to 80%.

Is Gut Yeast Causing Your Weight Gain? (Find Out)

Whatever you do... Don't eat these 4 foods that cause gut yeast to harm your health.

Personal Loan Rates as low as 5.99% APR

$25,000 for $742/mo. 3 yr repayment, $0 down payment. No obligation quotes. Get up to 5 offers in minutes. Quotes are free! Start loan request now.

The New Fuel Behind Oil's Death Spiral

A stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel that could hand the United States 100% energy independence.

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Dealing With Pregnancy is Hard Enough. Getting Heartburn While Pregnant is a Pain. Learn What Causes Heartburn During Pregnancy.

10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Wonder What Merchants Do With Year End Inventory?

The calendar year changed, but warehouses are still full. Find out when top brands liquidate their 2015 overstock. Sign up, get notified. It's simple.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!