Oct 27 2008

The Apprentice Week 6

Published by at 7:24 pm under Blog,TV

Welcome to the live blog for week 6 of The Apprentice. For those of you who have been part of previous weeks blogs you know the drill, so let your fingers do the walking and give us your opinions as the show unfolds. For those of you who are new, here’s a recap of the last few weeks of The Apprentice Ireland.


Week 1 saw 14 hopefuls (7 women and 7 men) broken into two teams, Phoenix and Dynamo, led by Joanna Murphy and Mark O’Rourke respectively. They battled it out to see who could make a larger profit selling fresh fruit on Moore Street. The girls’ team, Phoenix, had a close win and after a very polite and friendly day, David Neary went quietly into the night.

Week 2 kept the two teams together to be run by Orla Power and Ronan Whitty. Once again, Phoenix won out in a task which saw both teams stage a launch party for a new EA game. Phoenix impressed EA execs enough and Dynamo’s Ronan was joined by Derek Ramsey and Mark O’Rourke in the boardroom. Bye bye Derek.

Week 3 mixed the teams up a bit. No longer is it men vs women. Avril Daly took leadership of Phoenix and Shane took over Dynamo. Running a 30th birthday party for Supermacs, Dynamo had their first win. Avril brought Stuart Butler and Ronan Whitty into the boardroom and Ronan went home.

Week 4 was run by Orla McAdam (Phoenix) and Brenda Shanahan (Dynamo) and they were tasked to design a “Personal Loan Card” for Blue Cube Loans, and sell the concept of the Card to three retailers. The team who most impressed was Dynamo again. Avril was back in the boardroom, along with Joanna Murphy and Orla McAdam. Avril was fired.

Week 5 was a controversial week. The live blog was sure that Stuart was going home, but in a surprise turn Bill Cullen sent Orla McAdam home because Stuart is “a fighter”. The task was to shoot and edit a 45 second TV commercial for “The Elysian” development in Cork City. Dynamo won (despite two very flawed ads from both teams) and Shane joined Orla and Stuart in the boardroom.


So…what’s to happen in Week 6? The teams will be going back to Bill Cullen’s roots – they’ll be selling cars. To join in, use the live blog below or click here to open it in a separate window. I’ll get things going around 8.45. See you then.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “The Apprentice Week 6”

  1. Maxi Caneon 27 Oct 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Hey hey, it’s friends time again.

  2. melon 28 Oct 2008 at 8:46 am

    Who was fired last night??

  3. Darrenon 28 Oct 2008 at 9:15 am

    @Mel Despite the fact that 100% of the live bloggers thought Nicky O’Callaghan’s poor leadersip would have her packing her bags, Mark O’Rourke was fired. He was having an ‘off’ couple of days and repeatedly said to Bill Cullen that he “just lost it”. Bill was left with very little choice but to send home his golden boy.

  4. Lottieon 28 Oct 2008 at 10:23 am

    That was the first real surprise of the series.

  5. Ianon 28 Oct 2008 at 11:54 am

    I am very shocked, I thought Mark was ‘the one’ but he did lose it in that task.

    He lost interest and was a poor performer, althought Nicky wasn’t much better.

  6. Annieon 28 Oct 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Mr Potato Head is gone? Damn, he was good telly value. That is surprising I have to say.

  7. Darrenon 28 Oct 2008 at 4:39 pm

    @Lottie What about last week’s choice, Orla? That was a bit of a surprise too. Although Stuart certainly proved himself this week.

    @Ian I know – I’m still amazed Bill let him go. I doubt he’ll have much difficulty getting a job though.

    @Annie He was fun to watch. No idea what happened to him though – it felt like he sabotaged himself.

  8. janeton 27 Oct 2009 at 11:24 pm

    what exactly was the vat error this week, did they fail to include the vat in the final end cost of the product or did they fail to cost VAT onto the purchase price of the product?

    really enjoying the show –

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