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  • It's an opportunity like no other.

  • I don't like teachers' pets and I don't like school bullies.

  • What I like is young people that have the potential to succeed in business.

  • From all over the country, Britain's youngest aspiring entrepreneurs

  • have come to London.

  • Ow! Hold the door!

  • - Aged 16 and 17... - It was bad management.

  • ..all have a burning passion for business.

  • - Next! - Hi, Niamh!

  • THEY LAUGH

  • They'll battle it out for a prize worth £25,000...

  • ..the ultimate kick-start to a career in business.

  • Where was the business sense here? It's been done before.

  • But to succeed, they'll have to impress the boss.

  • You tried to be too clever, and I'm afraid that it's backfired.

  • In charge of a vast business empire, Lord Sugar started his career

  • while still at school.

  • Now he's on the hunt for his next Young Apprentice.

  • That's not a loss, is it? It's a complete and utter annihilation.

  • - It was my decision to make. - No, it wasn't. - Yes, it was.

  • I hope you enjoy it when we lose.

  • To win, they have to work as a team...

  • We've had some ideas we want to tell you about.

  • - It's done now. We've just finished it. - Well, that's annoying.

  • - ..but shine as individuals... - Oh, my God.

  • ..because, in the end, there can only be one Young Apprentice.

  • You're fired.

  • You're fired.

  • With regret, you're fired.

  • Previously on Young Apprentice...

  • Your task is all about selling at a festival.

  • Ah.

  • Aiming for lavatories and laundry, a very vocal Lucy.

  • I think the thing with the washing machine is that it fits in well with the toilet.

  • It does increase the comfortability of camping.

  • Orchestrating the other group, Patrick played to the oldies.

  • It didn't matter what this market research said cos you'd already booked 'em.

  • Ashleigh got the blues.

  • - You've gone and done it anyway. - She causes a drama.

  • At the festival...

  • Why would you queue up for a smelly Portaloo when you can have this?

  • - ..Girls Aloud... - She's basically just being a bull in a china shop.

  • ..Super Furry Animals...

  • - Onesies. - Get your onesies! You'll look great in a onesie.

  • ..and Dire Straits.

  • - It's a glorified salad spinner. - I couldn't pay people to take them off me.

  • In the boardroom, Patrick's team hit gold.

  • Congratulations. You three are in the final.

  • Once on the rocks, Lucy got on a roll.

  • I have so much to show you. I have real passion for business.

  • I always have been a very hard worker.

  • Out-performing Steven...

  • You're fired.

  • - ..and Andrew. - You're fired.

  • Now just four remain in the battle to become Lord Sugar's Young Apprentice.

  • 6.45am.

  • PHONE RINGS

  • Good morning.

  • 'Good morning. Lord Sugar would like you to meet him at White Hart Lane football stadium

  • 'in 30 minutes.'

  • Guys, White Hart Lane football station in 30 minutes.

  • What was it? White Hart...? White Hart?

  • No idea.

  • 'Lord Sugar's investment would change my life so much.'

  • At the end of the day it's not just the money.

  • It's to have his backing and have his insight on business.

  • 'I definitely deserve this investment off Lord Sugar.'

  • It would really change my life and it would enable me

  • to become one of the best fashion designers in this country.

  • I hate to break it to you, but I think I might win.

  • Like, I'm sorry, but...

  • That's fine, Maria. That's fine. I'll let you think that!

  • 'I've got the best reputation out of the four.'

  • I've only ever been on the losing team twice.

  • I've only been in the bottom three once

  • That's only because I were project manager.

  • And I think Lord Sugar respects that.

  • 'I think my biggest competition is probably Ashleigh.

  • 'She's very loud and she's very confident.'

  • It's not about who's loudest, who can shout loudest.

  • I definitely think I should be here and I definitely think I should win.

  • White Hart Lane.

  • Home of legendary London football club, Tottenham Hotspur.

  • On match days, 36,000 fans pack the stands.

  • Today, two teams face one life-long supporter -

  • former Spurs chairman...

  • ..Lord Sugar.

  • - Well, good morning. - ALL: Good morning, Lord Sugar.

  • Very well done for getting into the final.

  • You've come a very, very long way from when we started,

  • and one of you is going to end up with my £25,000 investment.

  • Now, looks a bit unfair at the moment

  • with Lucy standing over there on her own.

  • So, Ashleigh, join Lucy.

  • So in the year where Britain took to the world stage in sports,

  • your task is to come up with a brand-new range of sportswear

  • that's going to go global.

  • First, you're going to have to design your brand,

  • and then you're going to have to come up with a logo

  • or a strapline of some kind to say what your sports range stands for.

  • And finally, you're going to put on a showcase event

  • to launch your new brand in front of an audience of experts, including me.

  • Now, it's a difficult task,

  • so I've brought some old friends back for you.

  • Now, the good news is, all this is taking place in Manchester,

  • a fantastic city, known for its textile industry and its sports heritage.

  • So, this is the final run-in for my £25,000 investment.

  • And I'll be seeing you in a couple of days' time in the boardroom.

  • - So, good luck and off you go. - ALL: Thank you, Lord Sugar.

  • From professional kit...

  • to urban street fashion,

  • the £4 billion UK sportswear market is big business.

  • Each team has three days to come up with a new sportswear brand

  • and apply it to plain garments supplied by Lord Sugar.

  • By launching their printed sportswear to a panel of industry experts,

  • the teams must prove their brand could go global.

  • The two finalists in each team

  • must work together as joint project managers.

  • This should be an interesting task, I feel.

  • - This should be a winning task. - This HAS to be a winning task.

  • But only one candidate can win Lord Sugar's £25,000 investment.

  • First job for both teams - decide on a sportswear market to target.

  • Firstly, I'm sort of attracted to the winter sports.

  • There's whole continents that you can't do winter sports in.

  • - That's true. - I quite like wellbeing. - I don't like wellbeing.

  • - Streetwear has been done a lot. - I really don't like streetwear.

  • I think it's done, it's boring.

  • I think the things we all wear

  • and have most interest in is probably streetwear.

  • I think we'd be daft if we didn't go for that.

  • - Are you happy with streetwear? - It's right. You've made the right decision.

  • Awesome.

  • Guys, I want to go with cycling. That's my gut instinct.

  • Because of the Tour de France and the Olympics you can encourage people to get more...

  • We could bring in the whole eco-friendliness of cycling.

  • - We'll make a young cycling brand. - Like a trendy cycling brand.

  • That makes people want to cycle rather than take cars.

  • I'm going to choose cycling. Patrick, are you happy with this?

  • We have to be. We can't beat around the bush.

  • We're in the final and Patrick and Maria have been teamed up together.

  • Who's in charge? They both are.

  • Who's really in charge?

  • Maria.

  • Manchester.

  • Built on wealth from the textile trade...

  • and home to the most valuable sports club in the world.

  • 2pm.

  • Both teams split up.

  • One half to research retailers...

  • ..the rest to meet a focus group.

  • En route, Patrick and Maria's team brainstorm brand ideas.

  • - Hi. - Have you got any ideas for names?

  • I'd like Rusty Chain, Puncture, um...

  • - I like Puncture. I think it's got a ring to it. - Are you serious?

  • If you have a puncture on your bike you can't go anywhere.

  • I had the same idea on Cyc, like C. Y. C.

  • So, like, short for "cycle".

  • It's not bad, that. It's not bad.

  • It's simple and it's something that can catch on easily.

  • What would be the tag line with it?

  • Cyc, um...

  • "Just do it." Oh, no, sorry!

  • LAUGHTER

  • Come on, be serious now. We've got to get this done. We need a tag line.

  • I like "Lead the way". It's like new fashion statement.

  • Nav suggested - this is really good - "Cyc, lead the way".

  • - That's quite good. - It's quite different, though. - I like that.

  • Evolve, Manchester - training-centre for urban street sport.

  • Having chosen streetwear, it's time for Ashleigh to find out what her market wants.

  • It doesn't matter about the clothing or the shoes or whatever.

  • From a brand perspective, what do you want them to have?

  • - So, like, the issue... - Ethics. - Yeah, ethics.