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Edward Hunter is the first candidate fired from The Apprentice this series

Edward Hunter is the first candidate fired from The Apprentice this series

Edward Hunter is the first candidate fired from The Apprentice this series

Accountant Edward Hunter has run out of juice and felt the squeeze from Lord Sugar - becoming the first person fired from the new series of The Apprentice.

The 25-year-old from Reading failed to impress the business mogul during the debut task and was pulped after his team lost a fruit and veg challenge.

Edward's relaxed approach rubbed his team-mates up the wrong way, as well as the tycoon, who branded him "a slow internet line, which you have to sit and wait for."

Project manager Edward - who describes himself as a "man with strength of character and conviction who is honest and direct" - said he had no regrets, and believed the firing was "natural justice".

"It was a fair firing. If we had won, I would have been given the bulk of the credit and because we lost, I have taken the flak.

"I have no regrets, that's the bottom line. I wouldn't change anything - I'd be changing who I was if I was to do that," he said.

The British-Afghan accountant said he felt he had more to prove than the other candidates: "It probably did seem a bit like that. I did feel like I was the only one who didn't already have their own company, so I'm sure it looked that way."

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Viewers saw the two teams being given £250 each to buy fruit and vegetables, then sell them for a profit.

Girls' team Venture brought home the profits selling fresh fruit pots and vegetable pasta, while Team Logic decided to make orange juice and tomato soup.

After Hunter spent £150 on oranges without consulting the team, his colleagues were left fuming about being in the dark over his business plan.


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