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The Apprentice: How did Canary Wharf candidate Jeff Wan fare in Week One?

PUBLISHED: 10:01 05 October 2017

Jeff Wan on the first episode of The Apprentice Picture: BBC/Freemantle Media

Jeff Wan on the first episode of The Apprentice Picture: BBC/Freemantle Media

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WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS Big egos, big ideas and big failures - yes, The Apprentice is back.

The Apprentice candidates Picture: BBC/Jim Marks The Apprentice candidates Picture: BBC/Jim Marks

Canary Wharf’s very own Jeff Wan is among the 18 hopefuls competing to win a £250,000 investment from Alan Sugar, and took the first step towards that in last night’s episode.

As usual, the budding entrepreneurs were divided into men and women, and told their first task: Make and sell burgers.

Jeff had some input into deciding the team’s name, questioning one of the options: “Tower Nine? That’s a good name for now, but what happens when we start losing people?”

But his own suggestions of “Warriors” or “Trojans” were shot down by project manager Danny Grant as “cheesy”.

Jeff Wan Picture: BBC/Jim Marks Jeff Wan Picture: BBC/Jim Marks

The team eventually got around to making healthy buffalo and turkey burgers, which they had to sell both as hot lunchtime food and as packs to retailers.

Jeff and team-mate Elliot Van Emden were tasked with creating labels for the burgers - and later had to manually cross out the word ‘organic’ from every one.

They headed to Brixton, where they struggled to sell, before relocating to Shoreditch - but it was too late.

The boys made a loss of £114.17 - which Lord Sugar branded “diabolical”.

There were arguments over who or what led to the failure of the task - the decision to go to Brixton, the slowness of making the burgers or weak leadership - and at one point Jeff looked as though he would be brought back to the boardroom.

But his three sales over Elliot’s two led to the latter being hauled in for a grilling - though ultimately it was project manager Danny who was the first to be fired.

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