The Apprentice 2017: Who's Who Guide To The Candidates

The Apprentice 2017
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Here's our guide to all the candidates taking part in The Apprentice 2017, as Lord Sugar's hit series returns to BBC1 - check out the hilarious quotes!

The Apprentice 2017: Meet the Candidates

Here's our guide to all the candidates taking part in The Apprentice 2017, as Lord Sugar's hit series returns to BBC1 - check out the hilarious quotes!

James White, 26

The Apprentice 2017 James White

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JOB: IT recruitment firm owner, Birmingham

CLASSIC QUOTE: "Intimidation motivates me. I want to be bigger and more successful than anyone else."

Ross Fretten, 29

The Apprentice 2017 Ross

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JOB: Digital product consultant, Essex

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I’m usually the smartest person in any room and I’ll make sure people know that."

Jeff Wan, 28 [Fired Week Two]

The Apprentice 2017 Jeff

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JOB: Business analyst, London

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I’m going to throw people under the bus and I’m going to get on the bus, take the wheel and get that investment."

Andrew Brady, 26

The Apprentice 2017 Andrew

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JOB: Project engineer, Cheshire

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I don’t blow smoke up someone’s behind. If someone deserves credit, I will give them it."

Jade English, 25

The Apprentice 2017 Jade

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JOB: PR & marketing manager, Manchester

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I’m a brilliant negotiator and not all talk – I put every weird idea into action and get results."

Sarah Lynn, 35

The Apprentice 2017 Sarah Lynn

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JOB: Confectionery company owner London

CLASSIC QUOTE: "Women are like tea bags – you don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water."

Charles Burns, 24

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Job: Management consultant, Manchester

CLASSIC QUOTE: "When life throws you lemons, make and sell lemonade for a healthy profit."

Bushra Shaikh, 34

The Apprentice 2017 Bushra

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JOB: Clothing company owner, Surrey

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I’ve been raised not to be a pushover – In the words of Destiny’s Child, I’m an independent woman."

Sarah Jayne Clark, 25

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JOB: Clothing company owner, Derbyshire

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I am the definition of a girl boss – I get things done."

Michaela Wain, 33

The Apprentice 2017 Michaela

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JOB: Construction business owner, Bolton

CLASSIC QUOTE: "In business I am like a bulldog. If you mess with me I have lockjaw."

Siobhan Smith, 34

The Apprentice 2017 Siobhan

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JOB: Wedding company owner, London

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I fly aeroplanes and scuba dive and I’m a blogger and a mother. A lot of people call me superwoman."

Joanna Jarjue, 23

The Apprentice 2017 Joanna

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JOB: Digital marketing manager, Manchester

CLASSIC QUOTE: "Don’t wake a sleeping lion. If you underestimate me. I might just bite."

Anisa Topan, 36

The Apprentice 2017 Anisa

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JOB: PR fashion agency owner, Surrey

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I’ve got everything Lord Sugar needs. I’m passionate, dynamic and persistent – he’ll love that."

Elliot Van Emden, 31 [Fired Week Three]

Apprentice fired Elliot

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JOB: Legal firm owner, London

CLASSIC QUOTE: "Sometimes to get to the top, you have to grease the pole behind you."

Elizabeth McKenna, 39

The Apprentice 2017 Elizabeth

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JOB: Floristry chain owner, Nottinghamshire

CLASSIC QUOTE: "My big feet are good for two things – getting me into trouble and kicking butt."

Sajan Shah, 24

The Apprentice 2017 Sajan

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JOB: Event company owner, London

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I am like a Chinese dish – potent, deliciously driven, full of flavour and I sure do sizzle."

Danny Grant, 32 [Fired Week One]

The Apprentice 2017 Danny

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JOB: Online retail store owner,Kent

CLASSIC QUOTE: ‘I don’t get on with people with a stick up their ****.’

Harrison Jones, 27

The Apprentice 2017 Harrison

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Sales executive, Watford

CLASSIC QUOTE: "I am always willing to work to full capacity to achieve my goals."

The Apprentice returns at 9.00pm on BBC1, Wednesday 4 October.

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