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The Apprentice's eliminated contestant says: 'I would have fired all three of us'

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October 20, 2016
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Project manager Oliver Nohl-Oser was the third casualty of Lord Sugar's boardroom on Thursday night's episode of The Apprentice.

The sausage supremo, who owns a food distribution business, left Lord Sugar "confused" as to why Team Nebula's confectionary business failed in the task.

"Oliver, your best hope for £250,000 is to buy yourself a scratch card. You're fired," said Lord Sugar, allowing Paul and Mukai to go back to the house.

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"Oliver, your best hope for £250,000 is to buy yourself a scratch card. You're fired," said Lord Sugar

Speaking to HELLO! Online, Oliver says he wasn't completely surprised by the firing. "It's very difficult to say but I think if I had been in Lord Sugar's shoes, then I probably would have fired all three of us. That's being totally honest," he said.

"I'm not going to pass any blame on anyone!" he added. "But you see Mukai and Lord Sugar – his fingers were millimetres apart – saying he was that close to being fired too.

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"I think Paul is a very strong character. At the beginning I got a little bit, not frightened by Paul, but I couldn't get a word in. In the first episode it was me that said let's go down to Lots Road, and that was when we got the good products valued. But Paul's a good guy. My friendship with him grew as the process went on."

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Oliver said that despite viewers thinking the candidates are "despicable people", they're all "really lovely"

Oliver said he got on with all of the other candidates, despite what viewers may think.

"They were all really nice, likeable guys," said Oliver. "When my friends, and I think viewers, watch it - they all think they're despicable people, but they're all really lovely and a lot of them have got great businesses. They'll go far and they're really determined individuals."

"Frances and Grainne really had my back," he added. "Karthik was great, he's just so flamboyant and loud. He's a character in himself and I think he'll go far in a TV career."


"They were all really nice, likeable guys," said Oliver

The 33-year-old businessman from Wiltshire admitted that he was "just me" in the show. "You don't want to come across pompous," said Oliver.

While he was "truly grateful" for the experience, his one complaint was about the house. "It was quite difficult for the boys, nine boys in the house and only one shower worked!" said Oliver. "Having a cold shower at four o'clock in the morning was not pleasant. But you just have to get on with it and not moan. Lord Sugar doesn't like moaners."

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