James McQuillan, Lorraine Tighe & Debra Barr Are Fired From The Apprentice


Tonight’s Apprentice show had to be the best of the series so far. I love to watch the candidates squirm under the pressure of the four part interview and every year there is serious fall out from this phase of the process.

Although Sir Alan sacked three candidates before next week’s final, the big loser tonight was without doubt James McQuillan. James was almost mocked by each of Sir Alan’s advisors. They branded him as immature and it didn’t help that he littered his interview with Karen full of Willy Wonka references. Claude said his CV was full of jibberish, and the line of the night had to be James description of his last job as:

‘I put a leash on people who spunk money up the wall.’

The fact that he sold himself by saying that Sir Alan should hire him because:

I can bring ignorance to the table

just proves how much the village idiot he really is.

Lorraine’s big downfall tonight was the fact that she talked an abundance of crap to her interviewers, rambling on about her powers of mind reading. If the mother of two really could tell what people were thinking surely she would wash her hair or choose a less ridiculous colour of lipstick before venturing out of the house.

Debra impressed the interviewers with her composure and intelligent responses to their questions however the fact that her co-workers and former bosses described her as:

‘rude, foul mouthed and ignorant. ‘


‘very aggressive and rude, people either love her or hate her, most people hate her.’

raised serious concerns about her ability to function within a team environment. When Sir Alan fired her he admitted that it may have been a huge mistake but he didn’t feel that she was yet ready or mature enough for the challenges he would expect her to face.

So next weeks final will see Kate and Yasmina go head to head. Given that Yas lied about her turnover and profits and wasn’t too worried about the prospect of making her mother homeless should her restaurant go under, I can’t see her winning……can you?

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!