The Apprentice Caravan Task Gets Shock Result
SPOILER ALERT: Find out who's been fired after sales-focused week...
The Apprenticelast night after a stormy boardroom showdown following a task which saw the teams selling at a caravan show.
Both team leader Kurt Wilson and Natalie Panayi both found themselves on the end of Lord Sugar's firing finger after their team, Endeavour, sold just £1,479 worth of goods - compared to more than £30,000 in sales notched up by rival team Evolve.
Kurt ended up carrying the can after deciding with Alex Mills to try to sell an expensive retro-style caravan which was unsuited to the clientele at the show they were attending.
Sugar told him: "Kurt, I admire your honesty. You know, that you do admit that it was the wrong product and you admit that you got it wrong as far as that's concerned.
"I'm concerned about you Natalie, that you are here on this third occasion. But Kurt, you messed up on this task, OK. Kurt, you're fired."
But the remaining two candidates appeared to sense that the fun may not yet be over, because Natalie - who had been on the verge of tears a moment before - still appeared petrified.
And she was right to be worried, because his lordship continued: "Alex, I have to think about my £250,000 investment, and am I going to invest it with somebody who maybe is a little bit too young and irresponsible, because this is a very cruel process.
"And Natalie, it's possible that Kurt might have been tactical in bringing you back in here, but on the other hand, you've had a hell of a lot of chances in this process. And you haven't proved yourself to me at all. Natalie, you're fired."
But while Kurt took his defeat stoically, Natalie later insisted that she should have been more forceful.
She said: "Kurt deserved to go for the wrong product choice.
"But I let myself down by not being mouthy enough and not listening to my gut feeling.
"It's about being heard, saying the right thing and not taking any crap. Instead I went into myself as I was so worried about suggesting something and then losing the task. Lord Sugar saying I hadn't proved myself was completely fair."
Rebecca Slater was fired after last week's team-building task.