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The Apprentice: Felipe Alviar-Baquero is fired


December 3, 2014
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Felipe Alviar-Baquero became Lord Sugar's latest victim as he was booted off The Apprentice in Wednesday night's episode. The lawyer, originally from Colombia, was brought back into the boardroom with his colleagues Daniel and Katie, where he faced the dreaded words, "You're fired." During the episode, the apprentices were tasked with buying nine items in one day, with the team spending the least deemed the winners. Team Tenacity, led by quick-talking Daniel, secured all items at £709.59, while Team Summit, managed by banker Sanjay, totalled £644.97. The latter was given their prize and whisked off to Silverstone, the home of British motor-racing, to compete in race cars on their track.

Felipe Alviar-Baquero became the latest apprentice to be fired

Project manager Daniel decided to bring back Felipe and Katie into the boardroom. After debating who was responsible for the failure of the task, Lord Sugar made his decision. "Katie, you certainly have shown some common sense in the last nine weeks," said the business magnate. "Common sense is nice, but it's not the criteria of a great business partner. "Felipe, this particular task was a kind of attempt to try and prove to me some tactical piece of genius. And I don't think it's a tactical piece of genius. It's a mixture between what you think you are, an entrepreneur, and a lawyer. "Daniel, you have got that spirit about you, and you've shown me that you've learnt, but four times here – how many more times can I give you a warning? Have I had it with you, is this the end of the road?"

Project manager Daniel (centre) decided to bring back Felipe and Katie to the boardroom

"And this is very difficult, but I'm going to make a decision which I'm possibly, I may be sorry for – you know what Katie, I'm going to send you back to the house today," said Lord Sugar. "Daniel, how many more times can I give you a warning? You bring the team in that got all the items, and yet it crashed completely with a person who you let dupe you. He's made a very, very big error in my opinion in trying to be too much of a smart person. "Felipe, you fought your corner – but Judge Sugar here says 'it's failed.' The Supreme Court Judge Sugar also says 'it's failed.' Felipe, you're fired." Having a final word for Daniel, Lord Sugar added: "You know I can get rid of people when I fancy – simply on the basis I think we've achieved something here with you in the last nine weeks, go back to the house."

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