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Grainne McCoy keeps Apprentice hopes alive

By Staff Reporter

Published 21/10/2016

Survivor: Grainne McCoy
Survivor: Grainne McCoy

Newry woman Grainne McCoy (31) has survived another week on her quest to become Lord Sugar's newest business partner.

However, team-mate Oliver Nohl-Oser was less fortunate after becoming the third candidate to be fired by the notorious business mogul in The Apprentice.

Nohl-Oser, the director of a sausage company, fell foul in a food-based task after being elected project manager for Team Nebula by Lord Sugar when he mixed up the single-sex teams.

But the upbeat businessman said he "must congratulate" himself for landing a spot on the BBC programme regardless, which sees budding candidates vie for Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment in their business plans.

Lord Sugar asked the candidates to manufacture sweets and sell them to trade and the public in Brighton.

Nohl-Oser struggled to make decisions when it came to the pricing strategy and Lord Sugar also did not fancy his choice to produce salt and vinegar fudge.

After pitching to trade and selling to punters in the East Sussex town, Nebula made a total profit of £615.08 while Titan, which produced cappuccino and strawberry champagne-flavoured sweets, made £785.66.

Nohl-Oser opted to bring Paul Sullivan and Mukai Noiri back into the boardroom with him to face Lord Sugar in the showdown.

But the tycoon finally aimed his firing finger at project manager Nohl-Oser, admitting he was "confused" over why he failed miserably.

The Apprentice continues next Thursday at 9pm on BBC One

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