Apprentice hopeful James McQuillan is lost for words when his CV is described as ‘exceptionally bad’ in tonight’s penultimate edition of the reality show.

Telecoms sales manager James is forced to explain himself when Sir Alan Sugar’s adviser Claude Litner struggles to make sense of jargon used in his CV.

And he’s left red-faced when Claude describes his CV as ‘jibberish’ and ’90 per cent unreadable’.

James is up against stiff competition from Debra Barr, Lorraine Tighe, Kate Walsh and Yasmina Siadatan for a £100,000-a-year job with Sir Alan Sugar.

At the end of tonight’s show, three candidates will be fired, leaving just two to battle it out in Sunday night’s final.

The Apprentice is on tonight at 9pm on BBC1.

CLICK below to watch James’s interview with Claude