The first youngster to be fired from Junior Apprentice has vowed he will be at least as successful as Lord Sugar in five years’ time.

Jordan De Courcy, 16, was the project manager of his team Instinct, which underwent a boys versus girls challenge to sell £500-worth of cheese on market stalls.

The boys in Instinct made a loss of £210.01 – while the girls’ team Revolution creamed off a £143.88 profit.

Irish youngster Jordan, who set up his first business aged 12, fired a parting shot as he was driven away in Lord Sugar’s Rolls Royce.

Jordan said: “I’m gutted that I’m leaving. It just annoys me so much to know that there are people left in that house and in the competition that I know I am better than.

“I think give it five years and I can be just as successful if not more successful than Lord Sugar.”

Instinct team members rowed during their task over which product to mark up as the “cheese of the day”.

Jordan decided to bring Rhys Rosser, 17, and Tim Ankers, also 17, back into the boardroom for the first showdown of the series.

But he was told by Lord Sugar: “Jordan, because you couldn’t control these people I’m going to have to say it’s a difficult thing to be the first person to go.

“Twenty eight thousand young people applied for this. While they were sitting on their armchairs scoffing crisps and drinking cola, you made it here. And don’t ever forget that.

“Jordan, with regret – you’re fired!”