- 17 Oct 18
Don’t miss The Apprentice on BBC tonight (Wednesday, 17) October at 9pm, as this third episode of the season has a tasty task with an Irish connection.
The Apprentice filmed at The Exhibitionist Hotel in Kensington, which is run by Irish company TheKeyCollections.
Dubliner Christopher Kenny, TheKeyCollections’ Group Marketing Manager who appears in The Apprentice show, was contacted by Boundless Production last May about filming in the hotel for a BBC business series.
Christopher commented: “We jumped at the opportunity to be involved as we had just taken over the management of The Exhibitionist in Kensington and we were absolutely delighted when it was later confirmed that programme was The Apprentice.”
Luckily Christopher happened to be in London when filming took place on 9 May and was delighted to take part in the ‘Donut challenge’.
Christopher said: “Filming happened very quickly. The Apprentice candidates arrived, had to sell the range of Donuts they had created and filming was completed in about 10 minutes. It’s great exposure for the hotel and our guests had something extraordinary to remember about their stay at The Exhibitionist.”
Check out the trailer for The Apprentice episode 3:
The first season of the British version of The Apprentice first aired in 2005. So far there's been 14 seasons of the show.
The programme has been given positive reviews by several newspapers. In the popular press, The Sun newspaper has called it "The thinking man's reality show", and The Daily Mirror described it as "jaw-dropping viewing"
Broadsheet newspapers have given the programme a similarly positive reception, with The Daily Telegraph calling it "The most addictive show in years", and The Guardian saying that it provided "A salutary lesson in aggressive buying and selling, hiring and firing". The Sunday Times said that it was "not just a game show: it's a business school." The Evening Standard was also favourable, describing the programme as "terribly compelling"
According to a report released by Ernst & Young in August 2013, the rise of popular television programmes like The Apprentice, have helped to encourage and foster an entrepreneurial culture across the UK. The report revealed that 71% of entrepreneurs surveyed thought the UK encourages an entrepreneurial spirit.