A select bunch of Apprentice candidates will be battling it out to become Lord Sugar's latest business partner. The format of the BBC series is relatively unchanged since its launch in 2005. Selected online bookmakers will be offering odds on who will win the 250K apprentice investment.
Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor
Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor
Ahead of the 1st episode of The Apprentice, the bookmakers offered the following Apprentice odds.
|Brad Johnson||Construction||North Yorkshire||7/1||Fired Task 9|
|Joseph Phillips||Safari Guide||Worcestershire||7/1||Fired Task 6|
|Megan Hornby||Confectionary||East Yorkshire||10/1|
|Simba Rwambiwa||Sales||Birmingham||10/1||Fired Task 10|
|Gregory Ebbs||Antiques||Shropshire||12/1||Fired Task 3|
|Shannon Martin||Bridal Boutique||West Yorkshire||12/1||Quit Task 2|
|Avi Sharma||Banker||London||14/1||Fired Task 9|
|Denisha Kaur Bharj||Finance||Leicestershire||14/1||Fired Task 4|
|Emma Browne||Account Executive||County Kildare, Ireland||14/1||Fired Task 1|
|Marnie Swindells||Court Advocate||London||14/1|
|Reece Donnelly||Talent Agency||Glasgow||14/1||Quit Task 6|
|Shazia Hussain||Recruitment||London||14/1||Fired Task 5|
|Victoria Goulbourne||Pick n Mix sweets||Merseyside||14/1|
|Dani Donovan||Hair Extensions||Hertfordshire||16/1|
|Kevin Darcy||Accountant||Dublin, Ireland||16/1||Fired Task 2|
|Mark Moseley||Pest Control||London||16/1||Fired Task 8|
|Rochelle Anthony||Hair and Beauty||Bedfordshire||16/1|
|Sohail Chowdhary||Martial Arts||Southampton||16/1||Fired Task 7|
Ahead of the series, some but not all of the best betting sites offer Apprentice betting.
Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor
You will have a short window of opportunity to place a bet before the series kicks into full gear.
Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor
We will add the Apprentice betting odds as soon as they are available in this section of the Apprentice blog.
Making a bet on who will be the winning Apprentice is as easy as picking a contender from the list of candidates.
The betting odds for The Apprentice will see plenty of speculation and a lot of fluctuation.
Here is a round-up of the Apprentice Betting Timeline from our OLBG News feed.
The penultimate week of The Apprentice is here with an all-female final five in the books for a second year following Simba Rwambiwa's firing last week. Our betting industry insider gives an updated look at the odds for this year's series with Dani Donovan now 2/1 at the top of the market to win the show. Rwambiwa was the third favourite to win the series according to our insider last week but this has all changed following his shock departure.
Following the latest firing from this year's series of The Apprentice, we're now left with an all-female Final Five for the second season in a row. Simba Rwambiwa was the final candidate fired in the regular tasks after failing to impress Lord Sugar against Dani Donovan and Megan Hornby on Team Apex. Rwambiwa was the third favourite to win the series according to our betting industry insider but this has all changed following his shock departure on Thursday's show. Despite being on the losing side in this week's episode it's Megan and Dani who remain the favourites to win the show.
This year's series of The Apprentice is nearing Lord Sugar's hiring stage and Megan Hornby remains the favourite to win the show according to our betting industry insider. Hornby has continued to impress throughout this year's series and has been the outright favourite for the last few weeks to be hired by Lord Sugar. The latest betting odds say there's a 30% chance of Hornby winning The Apprentice this year just ahead of Dani Donovan in the market.
Pest Control company owner and former soldier Mark Moseley was the latest contestant fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice following the recent task. Moseley's leadership wasn't good enough according to Lord Sugar last week with losing control of the profit and loss for the task given as the main reason for his dismissal in the boardroom. The lack of communication with the customers, who didn't know they would be in a proper prison experience, left the task in disarray and left Sugar with no option but to fire the Team Leader this week.
Sweet shop owner Megan Hornby remains the 5/2 favourite to win The Apprentice according to our betting industry insider following this week's episode. Hornby was on the losing team this week but her and Simba Rwambiwa came out of the task with their heads held high dressing up as police officers and turning around their teammates' poor mistakes. The betting odds give an implied probability of 28% that Hornby wins the show ahead of former favourite Dani Donovan who is out to 7/2 now to win.
We have a new favourite in the betting to win The Apprentice TV show and that is Megan Hornby, who bookmakers have now made the 5/2 favourite to win Lord Sugar's quarter of a million-pound investment in a business idea.
Hair Salon owner Dani Donovan remains the favourite for this year's series of The Apprentice according to our betting industry insider ahead of this week's episode. The contestants have to design a Children's lunchbox and app on this week's show and the odds may start to change around as more contenders are fired. Donovan has a 28% chance of winning the show according to the odds after impressing in recent weeks.
Hair Salon owner Dani Donovan is the new favourite to win this year's series of The Apprentice according to our betting industry insider ahead of this week's episode. Donovan has come right into 5/2 to win this year's series after impressing in recent weeks with former favourite Marnie Swindells drifting right out. Joe Phillips, who called himself the 'James Bond of the business world', is the second favourite at 4/1 to win the hit show.
Marnie Swindells stays as the favourite to win this year's series of The Apprentice following Week Four's infamous Discount Task. The latest betting odds from our betting industry expert see Swindells continue as the 7/2 favourite to win the show this year despite being on the losing team this week. Joe Phillips is the second favourite according to our betting expert who has him at 5/1 in the market with a 16% chance of winning the show.
Court Advocate Marnie Swindells remains favourite to win this year's series of The Apprentice ahead of Week Four's infamous Discount Task. The latest betting odds from our betting industry expert see Swindells remain the 7/2 favourite to win the show this year after the teams mixed for the first time last week. Joe Phillips is now the clear second favourite according to our betting expert who has him at 5/1 in the market with a 16% chance of winning the sho
Marnie Swindells is the new favourite to win this year's series of The Apprentice after the girls team won Week Two's Bao Bun task. The latest betting odds from our betting industry expert put Swindells as the 7/2 favourite to win the show this year as we head into Week Three's Cartoon task. Gregory Ebbs and Joe Phillips are the joint second favourites according to our betting expert who puts them both at 5/1 in the market.
Week Two of The Apprentice airs this Thursday evening and bookies continue to give odds on the potential winner of the show. Brad Johnson, who dubbed himself as the 'Del Boy of Teesside', is the 7/1 favourite for this year's series after Week One.
Betway have a whole host of odds for the candidates of this year's series with Megan Hornby the favourite female candidate at 10/1. The Hull sweetshop owner is looking for Alan Sugar to invest in her business which is described as the 'perfect hen do location'.
Emma Browne was the first contestant fired by Lord Sugar in this year's series of The Apprentice. Browne was given the boot by Lord Sugar after being disruptive to the girls team after constant bickering on the task.
The Irish contestant was a 12/1 shot to win the show before Thursday's episode but was the first person fired.
The hair salon owner from Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire says her unique selling proposition is her personality and says that she wants to inspire would-be business owners. The 26-year-old Dani Donovan says her business fills a huge gap in the market.
Marnie Swindells is a Court Advocate from London, she says she can be a bit headstrong but so far in this series she has come across as balanced and one of the better candidates.
She is also a Gold Medal-winning boxer so should be able to handle the rough and tumble of the boardroom.
The East Yorkshire-born Megan Hornby runs a successful sweet shop, she said she found a gap in the market and went for it. She thinks with the Lord Sugar investment she could grow the brand nationally.
Another hair salon owner who says she is the Kim Kardashian of the business world by bringing glamour to business.
Knows the hair industry like the back of her hand and thinks with Lord Sugar on board would be a force to be reckoned with.
Victoria Goulbourne is a former Flight Attendant from Merseyside and through that job she says her customer service skills are unrivalled. The Lord Sugar investment could make her sweets business fly
FIRED: Simba Rwambiwa, Image BBC
The 26-year-old Sales rep from Birmingham has come across as thoughtful and considerate. The self-confessed perfectionist says his business guarantees profit - a very bold statement to put to Lord Sugar.
The Banker who graduated from Nottingham University in 2019 is the youngest candidate at just 24 on this series of The Apprentice.
He says he wants to escape the banking rat race.
Brad Johnson, Image: BBC
The North Yorkshire-born entrepreneur was made redundant in 2019 and then set up a construction company
He prides himself on his determination and work ethic and actually having a proven company he thinks will stand him in good stead with Lord Sugar.
The Apprentice format was created by producer Mark Burnet in 2004 with Donald Trump as the first host.
In 2005 the series arrived in the UK with Alan Sugar in the Trump role.
Originally candidates were competing for an apprenticeship with one of his companies, this changed in 2007 to a business investment.
At just 19 Lottie Lyon and Ryan-Mark Parsons (series 15) have been the youngest apprentice candidates. Amy Anzel (series 16) is the oldest at 48.
The winner would now receive 250K and Lord Sugar as their business partner.
The theme tune used on The Apprentice creates tension and anticipation and is by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.
The show regularly pulls in around 7 million viewers in the UK.
|Series||Premiere date||Finale date||Winner||Runner-up||Average viewers (millions)|
|1||16 February 2005||4 May 2005||Tim Campbell||Saira Khan||2.6|
|2||22 February 2006||10 May 2006||Michelle Dewberry||Ruth Badger||4.43|
|3||28 March 2007||13 June 2007||Simon Ambrose||Kristina Grimes||5.62|
|4||26 March 2008||11 June 2008||Lee McQueen||Claire Young||7.29|
|5||25 March 2009||7 June 2009||Yasmina Siadatan||Kate Walsh||8.37|
|6||6 October 2010||19 December 2010||Stella English||Chris Bates||7.87|
|7||10 May 2011||17 July 2011||Tom Pellereau||Helen Milligan||8.8|
|8||21 March 2012||3 June 2012||Ricky Martin||Tom Gearing||7.35|
|9||7 May 2013||17 July 2013||Leah Totton||Luisa Zissman||7.34|
|10||14 October 2014||21 December 2014||Mark Wright||Bianca Miller||7.4|
|11||14 October 2015||20 December 2015||Joseph Valente||Vana Koutsomitis||7.33|
|12||6 October 2016||18 December 2016||Alana Spencer||Courtney Wood||7.28|
|13||4 October 2017||17 December 2017||Sarah Lynn / James White||—||6.94|
|14||3 October 2018||16 December 2018||Sian Gabbidon||Camilla Ainsworth||7.32|
|15||2 October 2019||18 December 2019||Carina Lepore||Scarlett Allen-Horton||7.17|
|16||6 January 2022||24 March 2022||Harpreet Kaur||Kathryn Louise Burn||7.09|
|17||5 January 2023|
The average age of the winning apprentices is 27 Years. The youngest winners have been aged 24 (Leah Totton, Mark Wright, Alana Spencer) and the oldest winner is 31 (Tom Pellereau).
|Apprentice Year Of Show||Apprentice Winner||Business|
|2022||Harpreet Kaur||Sweet Cookie Treats|
|2019||Carina Lepore||Bakery - Dough Artisan Bakehouse|
|2017||Sara Lynn/James White||Information Technology/Sweets|
|2016||Alana Spencer||Luxury Cake Business|
|2014||Mark Wright||Search Engine Optimisation|
|2013||Leah Totton||Cosmetic Clinic|
The 2006 winner Michelle Dewberry has forged a successful broadcasting career. She presents Dewbs & Co on the GB News channel.
The table below shows the tasks the Apprentice winners undertook and how successful they were in the tasks.
The WIN column shows how they did when they were project managers, so you can see that Carina Lepore won 3 times and Tom Pelleru and Mark Wright lost both times they were in charge of a task.
The LOSE column shows how many times they lost as a project manager with series 8 winner Ricky Martin losing 2 of his 3 project manager tasks.
The IN column shows how many winning teams they were in, the top performers here were Carina, Harpreet and Michelle.
TASKS LOST is self-explanatory with every Apprentice winner losing at least one task.
2019 winner Carina Lepore is the most successful winning apprentice of all time with a 91% task win rate.
The Apprentice TV show is always incredibly popular with viewers and punters regularly pulling in audiences of over 7 million.
Apprentice betting odds are available at the start of each series.
The favourite along with all the new Apprentice candidates will be published shortly.
8 males and 9 females have won the Apprentice including when the prize was shared in the 2017 series.
|Apprentice Candidate||From||Age||Pre-Launch Betting Odds||Business Background||Status|
|Francesca Kennedy Wallbank||Surrey||26||3/1||Sustainability||FIRED EPISODE 5|
|Akshay Thakrar||London||28||4/1||Marketing||FIRED EPISODE 9|
|Amy Anzel||London||48||6/1||Beauty||FIRED EPISODE 6|
|Kathryn Louise Burn||Swindon||29||6/1||Online Pyjamas||FINALIST|
|Harpreet Kaur||West Yorkshire||30||9/1||Desserts||WINNER|
|Alex Short||Hertford||27||10/1||Commercial Cleaning||FIRED EPISODE 4|
|Nick Showering||London||31||12/1||Finance||FIRED EPISODE 8|
|Akeem Bundu-Kamara||London||29||14/1||Finance||FIRED EPISODE10|
|Aaron Willis||Chorley, Lancashire||38||20/1||Flight Operations Instructor||FIRED EPISODE 10|
|Conor Gilsenan||London||28||20/1||Sales||FIRED EPISODE 2|
|Harry Mahmood||Coventry||35||20/1||Operation Manager||FIRED EPISODE 1|
|Navid Sole||London||27||20/1||Pharmacy||FIRED EPISODE 3|
|Sophie Wilding||Cheltenham||32||20/1||Cocktail Bar||FIRED EPISODE 7|
|Stephanie Affleck||Kent||28||20/1||Children's Store||FIRED EPISODE 11|
|Brittany Carter||Bristol||25||25/1||Hotels||FIRED EPISODE 11|
|Shama Amin||Bradford||41||25/1||Children's Nursery||WITHDREW EPISODE 3|
Harry Mahmood is fired in the first week after proving argumentative.
You're Fired audience thought him unlucky to lose his place.
Rugby player Conor Gilsenan was another who seemed unfortunate to be fired, however, the boy's design of the toothbrush could not have gone any worse, and someone needed to go.
Pharmacist Navid Sole was brought back into the boardroom by project manager Sophie Wilding along with Akshay Thakrar.
In a tense boardroom, Navid was fired, it could have been any one of the three!
Alex Short forgot to sell or even mention the Catch of the Day in the fish task.
That FINished his time on The Apprentice 2022 and he was fired by Lord Sugar.
The early favourite Francesca Kennedy Wallbank left the series after this task.
Her role as Sub Team Leader came under scrutiny after she misspelt the title of the video game, and it was GAME OVER.
Amy Anzel was fired after not stepping up throughout the series, most observers thought her time was up.
Sophie Wilding was fired after her team lost the task, she was deemed to have confused her colleagues when briefing them.
Nick Showering a finance manager was fired after doing very little of value in this episode.
The candidates were tasked with selling a range of goods via a shopping channel.
Team leader Akshay Thakrar was held accountable after his team lost, he was the latest candidate fired.
The final two male candidates were fired, leaving a semi-final of 4 female apprentices.
Lord Sugar has chosen his finalists with Harpreet (Dessert Parlour) and Kathryn (Pyjamas) fighting it out for the investment.
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