The new series of The Apprentice is set to start on January 5 on BBC One.
And some of the female hopefuls keen to impress Lord Alan Sugar and secure a life-changing £250,000 cash injection for their businesses look like they wouldn’t look out of place on Love Island.
A look through their various social media accounts shows the business-minded beauties posing in bikinis from various tropical destinations around the globe.
From the beach to the boardroom! The new Apprentice hopefuls, (including Dani Donovan) are a bunch of bikini-clad beauties s who wouldn’t look out of place on Love Island
A cut above: Hair salon owner, Dani started her business as a teenager and is one of 18 contestants keen to bag £250k from Lord Sugar from her business
Ambitious hair salon owner, Dani Donovan, started her business as a teenager.
The blonde beauty looks incredible on her Instagram page, wearing a plunging black bikini in front of a palm tree lined backdrop.
Online sweet business owner, Victoria Goulbourne also stands out, wearing a skimpy blue triangle bikini with high-leg briefs.
The former flight attendant turned business owner also looks incredible wearing a daring brown cut-out swimsuit.
Naughty but nice: Online sweet business owner, Victoria Goulbourne also stands out on Instagram, wearing a skimpy blue triangle bikini with high-leg briefs
Work hard, play hard: By night, she likes to hit the bar and can be seen drinking a glass of white while wearing a crop top and leather trousers
By night, she likes to hit the bar and can be seen drinking a glass of white while wearing a crop top and leather trousers.
Self-titled Kim Kardashian of the business world, Rochelle Anthony, who also owns a hair salon and academy can be seen wearing a nude swimsuit in one glam snap.
She also poses up a storm in a strappy red one-shoulder number which suits her perfectly.
Rochelle, who calls herself a ‘tenacious, fierce, and determined businesswoman.’ can also be seen wearing a black one-piece as she poses up a storm in a hot tub.
She said: My biggest weakness is that I don’t like the word ‘no’ and I don’t listen to it. I will always turn it into a ‘not yet’, and I cannot let go. I will do things single handedly, just because I need to get it done. I’ve had a business in the past that I quickly realised wasn’t right.
‘I’ve got very good intuition as I know I have a strong brand; I always learn from my mistakes and turn everything into a positive and use it to fuel my new ventures into the successes they deserve to be.’
Bathroom selfie: Self-titled Kim Kardashian of the business world, Rochelle Anthony, who also owns a hair salon and academy can be seen wearing a nude swimsuit in one glam snap
She also posed up a storm in a strappy red one-shoulder number which suited her perfectly
Man in her life? Rochelle could also be seen wearing a black one-piece as she posed up a storm in a hot tub
Court advocate Marnie Swindells might be dressed to impress in her blue suit in press shots for the show.
But in her own time, the body-confident blonde, who has ‘experience in the boxing industry,’ is not afraid to flaunt her assets.
One stunning shot shows her wearing a cross-body wet-look bikini top and bottoms which had cut-out sides and a criss-cross section.
Cut it out! Court advocate Marnie Swindells who has ‘experience in the boxing industry,’ is not afraid to flaunt her assets and looked great in a criss-cross bikini on her socials
Not to be outdone: Sweet shop owner Megan Hornby has also shared a series of glam images including one of herself at Disney wearing a black plunging number
Crop it like it’s hot: She flashed some serious cleavage as she posed against a pink backdrop in heels
A second image sees her wearing a one-shoulder golden dress with a sexy thigh-split as she drinks wine on board a boat on holiday.
Not to be outdone, sweet shop owner Megan Hornby has also shared a series of glam images including one of herself at Disney wearing a black plunging number.
And bridal boutique owner, Shannon Martin, who claims she can ‘make Lord Sugar millions’ also looks fantastic in a series of glam plunging frocks.
She said: ‘My biggest weakness is probably the fact that I want everything now, so I really struggle to prioritise.
‘When I come up with an idea, I want to just do it there and then and take everybody along with me on the ride.
‘It can cause a bit of stress because I just want it today, I need to learn to be a bit more of a planner.’
Money on her mind: And bridal boutique owner, Shannon Martin, who claims she can ‘make Lord Sugar millions’ also looks fantastic in a series of glam plunging frocks
She means business: With a big smile on her face, Shannon wore a plunging blazer for a toilet selfie
THE APPRENTICE 2023: MEET THE CANDIDATES
Occupation: Safari Guide
Key info: The “James Bond of the business world” with a degree in Zoology
He says: ‘If Lord Sugar wants to invest in a business to help save the ocean, one lip balm at a time, then I’m his guy.’
Occupation: Pest control company owner
Key info: A former soldier who says he can ‘sell to anyone’ with the gift of the gab
He says: ‘If Lord Sugar doesn’t pick me, then he’s missing a trick.’
Occupation: Sweet shop and café owner
Location: East Yorkshire
Key info: She says her business fills a gap in the market and has the potential to be nationally recognised.
She says: ‘I think that no matter what situation I am thrown into, I will always give one hundred percent truth, even if it’s hard to hear.’
Occupation: Hair salon and academy owner
Key info: Describes herself as ‘tenacious, fierce and determined’ and says together with Lord Sugar they would be ‘an absolute force to be reckoned with.’
She says: ‘I’m always being compared to the Kim Kardashian of the business world because I’m doing business with a hint of glam.’
DENISHA KAUR BHARJ
Key info: Started his water sports equipment business during lockdown, whilst working in his job in the financial services
He says: ‘With Lord Sugar as my business partner, I know we can ride that wave into the UK and beyond…’
Occupation: Court advocate
Key info: A gold medal-winning boxer and imaginative businesswoman
She says: ‘I deserve Lord Sugar’s investment because I have given my blood, sweat and tears to my business.’
Occupation: Theatre school owner
Key info: Is determined to become the first Scottish candidate to secure Lord Sugar’s investment and claims to be the youngest CEO of a further education college in the UK
He says: ‘I’m here to prove that Scotland is filled with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and that we are not in fact a haggis-eating, kilt-wearing nation.’
Occupation: Bridal boutique owner
Location: West Yorkshire
Key info: Is hoping to be the first business partner to bring Lord Sugar into the lucrative bridal industry.
She says: ‘Lord Sugar needs to be my next business partner, so I can make him millions.’