The Apprentice 2013: Ninth series begins tonight on BBC One, 9pm

The ninth series of The Apprentice begins on BBC One this evening.

Lord Alan Sugar – with the help of Nick Hewer and Karren Brady – begins the search for a candidate worthy of setting up in business with him – with a £250,000 investment to help get their idea off the ground.

As usual, the millionaire businessman sets out his stall with his introductory pep talk – but this one takes place at midnight, after which it’s straight on with the first task.

The 16 contestants are divided into teams – boys versus girls as usual – and each group is taken to a shipping container full of imported products.

Their challenge is to work through the night to sort the products out and then sell everything before 4pm. The search begins for businesses that will be interested and dawn deals are done – but with the clock ticking, the blunders begin..

The candiates taking part in this series are: Jordan Poulton, Jazz Ampaw-Farr, Kurt Wilson, Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Myles Mordaunt, Natalie Panayi, Alex Mills, Luisa Zissman, Tim Stillwell, Rebecca Slater, Jason Leech, Sophie Lau, Neil Clough, Leah Totton, Zeeshaan Shah and Uzma Yakoob

The Apprentice 2013 begins on BBC One and BBC One HD from 9pm tonight!

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Last updated: Tuesday 7 May 2013
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