“That Banksy, he’s just like The Stig isn’t he?”
Yes, it was time for The Apprentice to have an art attack this week and we were served up the usual treats from the hapless wannabes.
The task was based around flogging urban art after identifying two suitable, saleable artists.
The team led by the ever-smiling, gushing and Teflon-coated Gabrielle was slightly less crap than the walking-talking dictionary of urban art led by Tom, so they got to celebrate by smearing each other with paint…no, really, that was the prize for winning the task and they seemed really happy about it too.
It was a fitting end to a mess of a task that neither side seemed to fully grasp.
From patronising the artists (Tom), to embarrassing fawning (Gabrielle), idiotic suggestions (Stephen), unexpected invisibility (Ricky) and unashamed dumbness (Adam), no-one stood out for positive reasons this week. And the whole thing just fell flat.
Gabrielle’s team won despite the fact that they managed to completely cock-up the opportunity for a £10,000 corporate commission and Tom’s team lost because he cocked up his Plan A and then admitted he didn’t have a Plan B.
All in all it was a shambles…and not a very entertaining one at that. Not even Adam’s flitting between open-mouthed imbecile and super sales machine was enough to lift the episode – although comparing Banksy to The Stig was a rare flash of genius.
Laura got booted off for failing to sell enough and talking too much.
And that’s all you really need to know about this task apart from Tom seriously blotted his copybook, Stephen confirmed he’s all mouth and trousers, Jade looks to be joining Adam stuck in the deep end, Gabrielle can make horrendous mistakes and still win, and Jenna and Nick got away with doing nothing.
Oh and one other thing, Adam will probably end up winning.
Roll on next week and let’s hope for a bit more light entertainment amongst the ridiculous business decisions.