The show's initial stage, which is not filmed, focuses on open auditions and interviews held across the country; this stage searches for the candidates for a series before filming of it begins, which often attracts thousands of applicants.A second round will usually be held in London for a small percentage of applicants, who divide into groups and are asked to do various exercises to test their business skills and to gauge how they work as a team.Following this, between 20 and 30 applicants are chosen and given an assessment by a psychologist, receiving further checks by the production team and providing them with references, before the final line-up is selected from this group and filming can begin.The number of candidates who appear in a series has varied over the show's history, though consists of a balanced number of men and women; for the first two series, the show featured 14 candidates, increased to 16 between Series 3 to 9 (the fifth series featured 15, as a candidate dropped out with little time left to find a replacement), and later 20 to mark the tenth year of the show (the highest number of any variation of The Apprentice), before eventually consisting of 18 candidates from the eleventh series.In a clip of the new show, Schwarzenegger is shown introducing himself, saying: In addition to the contestants, there will be several other celebrities in the mix as advisers this season.The advisers include Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, Steve Ballmer, Jessica Alba, Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, Chef Rocco Di Spirito, Tracey Edmonds, host Bob Harper, social media star i Justine, and "Moola" CEO Gemma Godfrey.
The Celebrity Apprentice is linked in seasons to its precursor TV show, The Apprentice, which consists of seasons one to six and season ten.
However, the app has now raised almost £150,000 on the site Seedrs, a significant rise on the £120,000 target that was set earlier this week.“We are 122% of our target,” the entrepreneur said in a video announcement on Twitter as she continued to encourage more investors to sign up.“Luckily, you can still get involved, you still have a chance to get in and prove Lord Sugar wrong.”Speaking to Huffington Post earlier this week, Vana had explained: “For the past six months, I have been developing the dating application that I pitched on the show and it has been a total whirlwind.
“Being in the public eye can be difficult, stressful and overwhelming; there is an enormous amount of pressure and it can feel like all eyes are on you.“There are so many women out there who have dreams of starting their own companies but do not have the confidence to follow through; I hope to change this.
Age: 36 What he does: Fashion digital marketing manager What you probably didn’t know about him: He’s described his personality as pizzazz, bang, woosh and bizarrely ‘ping pong’ and he’s ALREADY insulting previous Apprentice candidates, claiming ‘I feel sorry for Lord Sugar because previous applicants have been weak.’ Age: 38 What she does: Business Consultancy Owner What you probably didn’t know about her: She claims she’s like a ‘tasmanian devil’ and she’s also fluent in seven languages. I will get upset by other candidates who don’t know their arse from their elbow.’ Age: 28 What she does: IT recruitment agent What you probably didn’t know about her: Spurs fan Trishna and self described ‘Tomboy’ used to play football semi-professionally, so we’ll be expecting her business pitch to be on target then!
Age: 25 What she does: Children’s clothing company owner What you probably didn’t know about her: The petite ex-pageant hopeful competed in 2013’s Miss Great Britain and is married to Scunthorpe footballer Neal Bishop.