When the boys lost it was immediately apparent to me that the glum-looking Gerald Ratner should carry the can and get fired. After all he’d not factored in the massive cost of tooling up to capture a limited market with the swap belt and its tiny characters.
As one commentator pointed out the figures were easily tiny enough to get swallowed by a baby…
Gerald complimented Jonathan Ross on his creativity (and the drive to get the swap belt created) and also Gok Wan for his fabulous dressing of the dancers and the set for the presentation. So he said they shouldn’t come back to the boardroom with him to face the firing finger of Sir Alan.
So that left Jack Dee, the man who kept Mr. Ross on the relative straight and narrow and Alan Carr who was fun and as Sir Alan said was a really nice person.
As soon as they got into the boardroom Jack hilariously pointed out that Nick had been suggesting that the lads slope off for drinks, plus he’d lent Nick money which he hadn’t got back yet!
I suspect that boardroom scene took a lot of editing to remove all the scenes of Sir Alan and the others doubled up with laughter from Jack Dees deadpan jokes..
Eventually, it came down to the firing and Sir Alan suggested that the best thing for Alan Carr would be if he was fired so he wouldn’t have to be in the company of two such hang-dog expression people as Jack and Gerald.
The Red Nose Apprentice Loser 2009
Yes, Sir Alan gave Alan Carr the dreaded pointy finger and told him he was fired.
Was it fair, was it normal Apprentice stuff? Yes in a weird way it was. It was certainly fun and congratulations to everyone who took part for Comic Relief.
The Apprentice 2009
And of course the good news is that The Apprentice returns on 25th March – Hurrah!