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Topic: The new Apprentice candidates
Posted By: Bren
Subject: The new Apprentice candidates
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 11:10

A wrestler called Ricky Martin, a beauty salon owner and an ice skater: Introducing the new Apprentice candidates

By http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Emily+Sheridan - Emily Sheridan

PUBLISHED: 10:47, 13 March 2012 | UPDATED: 10:23, 14 March 2012

A professional wrestler named Ricky Martin, a beauty salon owner and an ice skater who worked with Torvill and Dean are among 16 candidates fighting to become Lord Sugar's latest Apprentice.

The latest contestants for the upcoming eighth series of the BBC show were finally unveiled today.

Lord Sugar, 64, is will plough £250,000 of investment into the winner's business idea and become their partner in the venture.

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Who will it be? Lord Sugar unveils his new candidates for this year's Apprentice

And among the more interesting from the range of candidates this year is recruitment manager Martin, from Hampshire, who is a part-time professional wrestler.

Clearly as confident with his business sense as he with his body, Martin boasts: 'I truly am the reflection of perfection.'

Returning for the new series, which kicks off on BBC1 on March 21, are Lord Sugar's advisers Nick Hewer and Karren Brady, who will help him whittle down the contestants over 12 weeks.

Opening the new series, Lord Sugar warns the contestants: 'Don't try and hide. We're not playing Where's Wally here.

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Here come the girls: (L-R) Laura Hogg, Maria O'Connor, Jenna Whittingham, Jane McEvoy, Bilyana Apostolova, Gabrielle Omar, Katie Wright and Jade Nash

'I'm not looking for Lord Lucan, I'm looking for somebody who is going to put themselves forward and show me that they have got the aggression and business acumen to be my partner.

'If I wanted a friend, I'd get a dog. I'm looking for a partner, the Marks to my Spencer, the Lennon to my McCartney.'

Among the candidates is Scots bridal shop owner Laura Hogg, who has ice skated with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, while beauty salon owner Jenna Whittingham competed as a showjumper in the Horse of the Year Show.

Kent restaurateur Maria O'Connor opened her own Greek restaurant when she was 19.

Bulgarian risk analyst Bilyana Apostolova claimed she started off her career when she was six-years-old, selling snails from her grandparents' farm to pharmaceutical companies.

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Boys will be boys: Michael Copp, Azhar Siddique, Nick Holzherr, Tom Gearing, Duane Bryan, Adam Corbally, Ricky Martin and Stephen Brad

In the first week the candidates are divided into two teams - boys versus girls - and are set the challenge of starting their own print business.

They have to buy £500 worth of materials, from mugs to mouse mats, create designs to print on them and then sell their products before their boardroom showdown.

Later tasks will include designing a household gadget, making a condiment, opening a junk shop, creating a fitness DVD, representing urban/street artists and promoting English sparkling wine.

Do you know any of the new Apprentice line-up? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683.

The Apprentice starts on BBC1 on March 21 9pm

THE GIRLS

Bilyana%20Apostolova

Name: Bilyana Apostolova

Age: 25

Job: Risk analyst

Lives: London

Interests: Dancing, baking and travelling

About her: She started her career as an entrepreneur selling snails on her grandparents' farm in Bulgaria.

She says: 'I got myself from a Communist block of flats in Bulgaria to the top of a skyscraper in the heart of the City of London.'

Gabrielle%20Omar

Name: Gabrielle Omar

Age: 29

Job: Architect

Lives: London

Interests: Travelling - she once visited 13 different countries in a year.

About her: Her first job was working in her parents' fish and chip shop when she was 14.

She says: 'When it comes to business I can be like an animal and I will roar my way to the top.'

Jade%20Nash

Name: Jade Nash

Age: 29

Job: Business development manager

Lives: Bedfordshire

Interests: Going to the gym and watching drag racing

About her: She is a former 18-30 rep and worked at her parents' caravan park while she was growing up.

She says: 'What I want is to be able to retire when I'm 45, but I'm such a workaholic that I'll probably carry on until I'm 80.'

Maria%20OConnor

Name: Maria O'Connor

Age: 20

Job: Restaurateur

Lives: Kent

Interests: Shopping and socialising

About her: She opened her own Greek restaurant when she was 19.

She says: 'If you chuck me in the deep end I'll swim, I won't sink.'


Jenna%20Whittingham

Name: Jenna Whittingham

Age: 25

Job: Beauty salon owner

Lives: Lancashire

Interests: Showjumping - she competed at the Wembley 1998 Horse of the Year Show.

About her: She has never been away from home for longer than a week and cannot cook or clean.

She says: 'My personality and character is once seen, never forgotten.'

Katie%20Wright

Name: Katie Wright

Age: 26

Job: Editorial and research director

Lives: London

Interests: Devoted fan of Fulham Football Club.

About her: Her first job was as a pot-washer in a French restaurant when she was 13.

She says: 'I would call myself The Blonde Assassin. I let people under-estimate me just so I can blow them out of the water.'

Laura%20Hogg

Name: Laura Hogg

Age: 28

Job: Bridal shop owner

Lives: Glasgow

Interests: Winter sports.

About her: She once skated with Torvill and Dean.

She says: 'I am going to be one of Scotland's next big exports.'



Jane%20McEvoy

Name: Jane McEvoy

Age: 28

Job: Co-founder of food manufacturing company

Lives: Kilkenny, Ireland

Interests: Animals

About her: She played hockey and camogie - an all-female version of hurling - for her province and county respectively.

She says: 'Anything is achievable if you have drive, determination, and a seriously good work ethic.'


THE BOYS

Adam%20Corbally

Name: Adam Corbally

Age: 32

Job: Market trader

Lives: Derbyshire

Interests: Swimming, football and cycling

About him: He started stacking shelves and now runs a wholesale fruit and veg business.

He says: 'I get too excited, but that shows my passion, it shows my drive and it shows my ability.'

Azhar%20Siddique

Name: Azhar Siddique

Age: 33

Job: Founder of catering and refrigeration company

Lives: Manchester

Interests: His two pet sharks

About him: He says he is inspired by Ikea and its founder, Invgar Kamprad.

He says: 'It's not who shouts the loudest, it's who has the ability to control the conversation.'

Duane%20Bryan

Name: Duane Bryan

Age: 29

Job: Founder/director of drinks distribution company

Lives: Manchester

Interests: Going to bars and clubbing

About him: He is a have-a-go hero after he chased and caught a hit-and-run driver trying to flee the scene of a crash.

He says: 'I am a winner and I am a fighter. In order to be the best you've got to beat the best.'

Michael%20Copp

Name: Michael Copp

Age: 31

Job: Managing director of kitchen and bedroom furniture retailer

Lives: London

Interests: Fishing, walking and boxing

About him: He left school at 15 but now wishes he had stayed in education.

He says: 'I'm better than unique; I'm naturally gifted in business.'

Nick%20Holzherr

Name: Nick Holzherr

Age: 25

Job: Technology entrepreneur

Lives: Birmingham

Interests: Squash, snowboarding and cooking.

About him: He earned money selling golf balls back to golfers aged nine

He says: 'I've got lots of ideas, I know how to whittle them down into ideas that will work and I've got what it takes to make them  happen.'

Ricky%20Martin

Name: Ricky Martin

Age: 26

Job: Recruitment team leader

Lives: Hampshire

Interests: Bodybuilding and wrestling

About him: He moonlights as a professional wrestler at nights and at the weekend.

He says: 'I truly am the reflection of perfection.'


Stephen%20Brady

Name: Stephen Brady

Age: 33

Job: National sales manager

Lives: Vienna, Austria

Interests: Learning languages

About him: He once played in the FA Cup as a semi-professional footballer.

He says: 'Enthusiasm is a huge asset of mine and I believe it's caught and not taught.'



Tom%20Gearing

Name: Tom Gearing

Age: 23

Job: Director of a fine wine investment company

Lives: London

Interests: Watching West Ham and going to gigs.

About him: He says he can be over-confident and does not like early mornings.

He says: 'I'm confident, charismatic and some people say I'm quite good-looking, so that adds to the bill.'
 



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Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2012 at 09:54
Blimey, is this on again already?

Miserable looking bunch but I reckon *snap judgement* one of the guys will win it

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