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Fired Apprentice Dan sparks social media lookalikee buzz

When Twitter wasn’t crowing about Ruth Whiteley’s Battenberg suit or April Jones’s fish-cake-style bun, it was trying to work out exactly who fired The Apprentice candidate Dan Callaghan looked like...

Chris Addison

For a minute I thought I was watching #Thethickofit tonight… #TheApprentice #separatedatbirth @mrchrisaddison pic.twitter.com/A243w4IZNT

— Hannah Tilley (@britishcabbage) October 14, 2015

 

I like Dan. He's like a more nervy, twitchy Chris Addison in The Thick of It. #TheApprentice

— gibbzer (@gibbzer) October 14, 2015

 

Man , @mrchrisaddison went to all that effort to qualify for #TheApprentice and got fired in the first week.

— andy marczak (@andymarczak) October 14, 2015

 

Poor Oliver Reeder getting fired in #TheApprentice week1….oh sorry, I mean Dan! It began to blur with TheThickOfIt. Sorry @mrchrisaddison

— Emma Thompson (@Pommity) October 14, 2015

 

Dan will go back to his sideline of being a Chris Addison impersonator in his spare time. #TheApprentice

— Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) October 14, 2015

 

Dan looks like someone has deflated and then re-inflated @mrchrisaddison #TheApprentice

— #Cutteridge (@JamieCutteridge) October 14, 2015

 

Edward Norton

I've just figured who Dan reminds me of, he's a UK Edward Norton. #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/YtVr2eviGS

— Josh T (@TannerJay) October 14, 2015

 

#TheApprentice also Dan looks weirdly like Ed Norton. Is this some weird method prep for a new project?

— Dom (@domtizzle) October 14, 2015

 

The team leader should be sacked. She didn't realise that she could've made loads more money selling kisses from Ed Norton. #TheApprentice

— Simon Berry (@SimoncBerry) October 14, 2015

 

Mr Bean

I want Mr Bean to win. #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/lUZX1oKaJu

— Kate Lawler (@katelawler) October 14, 2015

 

Dan is the most hilarious #TheApprentice candidate ever. It is actually Mr Bean combined with the suicidal ginger fella from Full Monty.

— Fisher (@TheKidFisher) October 14, 2015

 

If Michael Sheen played Mr Bean, you'd have Dan #TheApprentice

— Jack Thorpe (@TMitC) October 14, 2015

 

(Plus Will from The Inbetweeners)

Dan reminds me of Mr Bean crossed with Will from The Inbetweeners #bbcapprentice #TheApprentice #bbc

— Suzanna (@suzimillington) October 14, 2015

 

Paul McCartney

Ah well. Dan might get offered the role of Paul McCartney in a low budget biopic. #TheApprentice

— Darryl Wilks (@dgwilks) October 14, 2015

 

Dan looks like a young Paul McCartney #TheApprentice

— Emily (@The_Niall) October 14, 2015

 

A lone voice for JD in Scrubs

Dan reminds me of when JD in Scrubs fantasized about having a perm #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/Iln7lENj8i

— Mohsin Arain (@MohsinArain91) October 14, 2015

 

And Screech from Saved By The Bell

Dan reminds me of this chap #Hopeless #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/nIIAS95Plp

— Rob Hayes (@Robhaye5) October 14, 2015

 

Plus, a shout-out to Grace/April Jones. Thanks Twitter.

Glad they managed get Grace Jones on #TheApprentice pic.twitter.com/bB1TTI1rDX

— Richard Allen SRSB (@Rich16Allen) October 14, 2015

 

This year’s candidates are a well turned-out bunch so tonight's shampoo task should have been easy for them, but saying the right thing on camera doesn’t come so naturally.

While Scott’s misspelling of desert was easy to brush off, the boys’ team’s taglines were knot.

(Boundless/BBC)

(Boundless/BBC)

 

Without splitting hairs, here are the highlights from episode two:

1. Elle’s joy that Brett is back on the boy’s team:

“I think the fact we got rid of Brett cos he’s bald… that’s good”

2. Richard’s thoughts on the girls’ group:

“That pecking order hasn’t been settled and this task will wind it back up again”

3. Brett and Richard discuss the boys’ group hierarchy:

Brett: “There is no pecking order with us lot”; Richard: “Because I’m at the top and you lot are underneath!”

4. PM Aisha lays down the law to her team:

“I just want to say if anybody’s not productive in this team at the end of the day and we lose, they’ll be coming in the boardroom with me, I don’t care. Everybody needs to get on board”

(Boundless/BBC)

(Boundless/BBC)

 

5. Mergim brings his thoughts on what the brand should be:

“My idea is sexiness”

6. Brett on Richard’s pitching style:

“He looks like David Brent, doesn’t he?”

7. Vana on the girls’ inspired colour choice:

“The green bottle was chosen because the cactus is green”