Sir Alan Sugar revealed the 16 contestants who will fight to be his fourth pupil as the winner of The Apprentice 4, which premieres next week on BBC One.

There is the typically wide age range (22-36) and diverse backgrounds, with one male who’s a satellite television engineer and one female who’s a mosaic artist. But they all share one thing: the desire to be a winner!

As contestant Ian Stringer, 26, says: “There are two types of people in the world: Winners and… I don’t know how to say the word. I can’t say it.”

The word you’re searching for Ian is… loser!

At a press launch in central London on Tuesday, ruthless mogul Sir Alan said: “We look for young, interesting characters who have a general portfolio of skills.

“But who knows? Some [TV wannabes] may slip through. Some of them may get carried away when they see themselves up on the big screen.”

The Apprentice 4 kicks off on Wednesday, March 26, with some fishy business in North London.

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