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Find out the first contestant to be fired on The Apprentice

Emmy Griffiths

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Michelle was the first candidate to be fired on The Apprentice after her team failed to deliver the goods with her as project manager.

The failing team consisted of Michelle, Alana, Aleksandra, Frances, Grainne, Jessica, Natalie, Rebecca and Trishna, and lost with total sales of £959. Meanwhile, the winning team had Paul as the project manager along with Karthik, Dillon, Courtney, JD, Mukai, Oliver, Samuel and Sofiane, and made a total of £1,428.

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Michelle, Alana and Rebecca was in the bottom three

Lord Alan Sugar criticised the low pricing on the losing team, saying: "I thought I made it perfectly clearly. The important thing about this is to identify what you have there and to establish some kind of pricing policy, in order to know what you can go and sell it for. And according to Claude, you just made it up as you went along… The goods were so cheap, the shoppers could have been arrested for looting."

While the winning team enjoyed an evening with The Swing Patrol learning how to dance the lindy-hop, the losing team were faced with the possibility of being fired, with Michelle, Rebecca and Alana being the final three.

While defending herself, Michelle blamed her sub-team for selling the goods too low, saying: "I thought they were experienced enough for the girls to be able to set that pricing structure themselves".

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Michelle was the first candidate to be fired

While Lord Sugar gave all three candidates a hard time, telling Rebecca that she has "demonstrated nothing" in the task and that Alana's pricing as head of the market team was "completely wrong", it was Michelle who had to leave to competition, with the businessman saying: "you claim to be a business woman and I do see you as responsible for not laying down the rules to your team.

"Michelle, it's very easy for the finger to be pointed at you as the project manager. But having said that, I do think that there's a lot of stuff that you are responsible for… Michelle, you're fired".

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