Apprentice sidekick Karren Brady has a chuckle after catching sight of one of the show’s hopefuls in a pair of skimpy shorts in this week’s instalment of the BBC One series.

The candidates are told to devise a fitness routine to pitch to health club chains, in the latest attempt to impress Lord Sugar.

Azhar Siddique is given a pair of tiny red shorts to wear in team Phoenix’s promotional video for their 1980s-themed workout, Groove Train.

But, much to West Ham vice-chairman Karren’s amusement, the 33-year-old is not exactly comfortable in his outfit.

With a smile on her face, she tells Azhar, the managing director of a catering and refrigeration company: “You don’t look very happy, those shorts look a bit small to me.”

Azhar later urges his team: “You need to sort these shorts out, seriously.”

Rival team Sterling come up with a class called Beat Battle, which combines martial arts with street dance.

But when the fitness clubs appear not to have understood their promotional video, they are forced to demonstrate their moves live.