THE Apprentice contestants stayed in a £13million luxury Notting Hill house as they battled it out to win the show.
The 18 hopefuls were holed up in this stunning eight-bedroom property, boasting neighbours such as Simon Cowell, Damon Albarn and Robbie Williams.
Viewers will watch this evening as the wannabes settle into the posh pad as they gear up for Lord Sugar’s infamous ‘process’.
The stunning double-fronted Victorian property includes eight bedrooms, a south-facing garden, three reception rooms and a playroom – not that any of the contestants will be needing that.
With over 6,400 square feet there’s plenty of room for everyone to have some space, which will hopefully prevent any huge rows between the hopefuls.
As the images show, the property features colourful decor (by award-winning designer Nicky Haslam) and elegant furniture, including numerous sofas – ensuring the contestants will have the perfect environment to tackle Lord Sugar’s tasks and hone their business plans.
Property website Zoopla estimates that the property has a current value of a staggering £13,137,000 – nearly eight times the average price tag for a property in Notting Hill, which stands at £1,667,494.
The impressive property is currently available to rent, but prospective tenants will need deep pockets to cover the £29,033 monthly rent.
Those battling it out for Lord Sugar’s £250,000, when the show starts tonight, include a former speechwriter for David Cameron and a “semi-professional hip-hop dancer”.
The first task they will take on is about selling food, and last season’s winner Alana Spencer makes a surprise return to bring the candidates some words of encouragement.
She will update hopefuls – and viewers – on her progress since claiming her £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar when the new series launches on BBC One.
Joining returning business experts Lord Sugar, Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner on the safe side of the table, she tells the show: “I really didn’t have an idea of how to grow a big business until I sat down with Lord Sugar and his team and put together a plan that, if I can pull it off, is going to be great.”
The Apprentice returns to BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday, when one business hopeful will be fired from the contest.
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