An Apprentice star from Westhoughton is holding out until next week after being grilled by Lord Alan Sugar.
Aaron Willis was lucky not to be fired from the famed business tycoon as his team failed to pass the challenge.
The Flight Operations Instructor was the program manager for the episode that aired last night (Thursday 13 January) and was tasked with designing electric toothbrushes for children.
Despite having little experience in the field, Aaron himself volunteered to manage assignments for the Boys Team project, which included building an educational app to work with toothbrushes.
Aaron, Nick Showering and deputy manager Connor Gilsenan were brought back to the board as they tried to pin the blame on each other as they struggled to get through next week.
The trio were reprimanded for failing to comply with the briefing as they changed their gender-neutral avatars to men.
In the end Connor was fired, but not happy, saying: “Aaron, he should go home. It’s been a tough time, but I’ve had a lot of setbacks in my football career and this is the first major in In my new career, I will bounce back.”
Aaron has now been removed from the role of project manager for next week’s assignment and has been replaced by Nick.
The new series started two weeks ago and airs at 9pm, with contestants competing to win a life-changing £250,000 investment in their business.
The BBC describes Aaron as having started his own security business after 12 years as a flight operations instructor in the RAF.
The outgoing, dynamic salesman who has traveled the world to previously worked as a milkman, rider and butcher is now “hungry for success” and now “can’t let anyone get in his way”.
He told the BBC: “One of the things I do best is that I can sell to anyone and I think that’s why my business is going to be successful because people are going to buy from me.”
The first episode of “The Apprentice” was watched by 4.6 million people, making it the show’s most popular debut since 2017.