Training defended himself against viewers’ complaints that the last episode was too “bad”.
On Thursday (March 16), the reality series aired its final episode, which revealed the final five candidates to find Lord Sugar’s loyal assistants, including Claude Littner and Linda Plant.
However, viewers complained that the event, which is often a fan favorite, was particularly difficult this year, with many saying they felt the contestants were “bullied” by the interviewer.
However, a spokesperson for the series said in response: “The interview round is more than a regular interview. Its purpose is to help determine their business plan is possible to secure the investment of £ 250k.
“As such, every detail must be carefully scrutinized, and counselors will sometimes need to ask difficult questions. The stakes are high for candidates, and emotions are high for them to seek confirmation.” their place in the finals.
Joining Littner and Plant were Mike Souter and Baroness Karren Brady, who sit with Sugar in the boardroom.
Brady found herself at the center of one of the most brutal moments of the episode. As Megan Hornby left her interview, which went horribly wrong, she called Brady by her first name, to which Brady replied: “It’s Baroness Brady to you. My friends call me Karren.”
It also left two of the candidates in tears, with Victoria Goulborne and Dani Donovan both breaking down during their interviews. However, each candidate clearly stated before the interviews that they were very worried about the interview they had with this business woman, as she had been monitoring their progress for a long time.
But it was too much for some viewers, some of whom said they wouldn’t watch it anymore Training which resulted.
Claire Donnachie tweeted: “The interviewers seem to be bullying the finalists. It’s not an interview. This is the last time I watch it Training.”
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Jake Johnstone added: “These interviews are really bad. All the talk of cutting and kidney but some of this is bullying.”
Saj called the incident “not good”, writing: “This is bordering on bullying,” while Jo added: “Why are people so rude to #Apprentice? Don’t take the business plan for granted. It’s bullying, not constructive criticism.”
One viewer, S Zarras, said that “their little girl was shocked when she saw the interview process”, adding: “Young people go through a lot of stress. I never want her to believe that when she goes to her first interview The work will be like this.”
At the end of the episode, Sugar evicted Victoria, Dani and Megan, leaving Rochelle Raye Anthony and Marnie Swindells as the 2023 finalists.
Training The finale airs on BBC One at 9pm on Thursday (23 March).