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It’s watch-between-your-fingers time again as The Apprentice is back! Oh, how we’ve missed this glorious cringe-fest! Lord Sugar, Karren Brady and Claude Littner are back on top form as 18 candidates vie for a £250,000 investment.

For their first task, the teams must sift the gems from the tat in a room of antiques before attempting to sell as many as possible, to the public and to the trade. Lord Sugar warns this is a ruthless bunch –’They’d pull the plug on your life support machine just to charge their phone,’ he quips in the boardroom – but how will they fare when one of the project managers is chosen on the basis of ‘watching a lot of Bargain Hunt’? Prepare to guffaw with laughter.