The Apprentice 2022 final LIVE: Kathryn & Harpreet to battle for Alan Sugar's investment; plus time & how to watch on TV

THE Apprentice 2022 final kicks off tonight where one lucky candidate will win the £250,000 & become Alan Sugar's next business partner.

There are just TWO candidates left in the competition, all hoping to score that partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, and scoop the cash prize of £250,000.

Harpreet Kaur is a 30-year-old owner of a dessert parlour from West Yorkshire and describes herself as a born leader, who is fearless.

She goes up against Kathryn Louise Burn, a 29-year-old owner of an online pyjama store from Swindon.

Having worked a range of different jobs, she has plans for her pyjama business to move forward.

The two finalists will be tasked with launching a new business and pitching it to Lord Sugar for the chance to win a £250,000 investment.

The person who impresses the most, will hear those immortal words: "You're hired!"

Read our Apprentice 2022 final blog below for the latest updates…

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    Explained: Who is Harpreet Kaur?

    Harpreet Kaur is a 30-year-old owner of a dessert parlour from West Yorkshire.

    She describes herself as a born leader, who is fearless.

    She wants to develop her already successful, six-figure coffee and cakes business to become a leading brand in the UK.

    Harpreet explained: “I’m definitely not in business to make friends, I’m here to make money, and I’m pretty sure Lord Sugar isn’t looking for a new mate.”

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    How does Lord Alan Sugar select candidates?

    Once an applicant passes the application stage, they'd ne expected to attend initial meetings, followed by another round of interviews, before reaching the final stage.

    Anyone who is successful in applying for a future show will need to make sure they’re available for up to 13 weeks for filming.

    That could include taking time off work.

    As certain tasks may be filmed overseas, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated – unless you have a medical exemption – to be considered for the show.

    The winner will receive investment of up to £250,000 and will go into a 50:50 business with Lord Sugar.

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    How to apply for The Apprentice?

    Unfortunately, the closing date for series 17 applications was 11.59pm on Friday, February 4, 2022.

    The application date for 2023 is yet to be announced.

    However, when applications reopen, hopeful contestants can fill out the form on the show’s official website.

    In order to apply you need to be over the age of 18.

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    Previous winners of The Apprentice

    Tim Campbell, who won the first series of The Apprentice, stepped in for businessman Claude Littner in the boardroom as he was recovering from a serious electric bike accident.

    Lord Sugar has been fronting the series since its launch in 2005 and in that time has partnered with over a dozen businesses.

    In 2019, the series was won by artisan bakery boss Carina Lepore, who opened a second branch of her Dough Bakehouse business in Beckenham, south London.

    The year before, Leeds-based swimwear brand owner Sian Gabbidon secured the coveted investment, while series 13 saw Lord Sugar crown both finalists winners for the first time in the show's history.

    James White, who ran an IT recruitment firm, and Sarah Lynn, who owned a confectionery company, were both given £250,000 by the business tycoon.

    Meanwhile in 2016, Welsh-based cake company owner Alana Spencer secured the investment for her brand Ridiculously Rich.

    Far-right commentator Katie Hopkins also famously appeared in the show, losing out in the 2007 final to Simon Ambrose, who landed a job with Lord Sugar.

    Michelle Dewberry won the second series of the show, narrowly beating no-nonsense bookies' favourite Ruth Badger, who later bagged her own TV series.

    Dewberry was applauded by Lord Sugar for holding down three jobs while she was still at school. Nowadays, she is a consultant and regularly appears as a pundit on TV, and is also a presenter on GB News.

    In 2017, she announced she was standing for Parliament as an independent candidate in the Hull West and Hessle constituency.

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    What time is the final on TV tonight?

    The Apprentice final will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

    It will be followed by The Apprentice: You're Hired spin-off on BBC Two at 10pm, with comedian Tom Allen interviewing the winner, runner-up and Lord Sugar.

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    Happy birthday Lord Sugar!

    The Liverpool Street station stunt also coincided with Lord Sugar's birthday.

    Campbell added: "A massive happy birthday to Lord Sugar and today on his birthday he is going to gift someone an amazing £250,000.

    "He is an amazing entrepreneur, one of Britain's greatest.

    "He's invested over £3 million in business across his time on the show.

    "He's created jobs, given people life-changing opportunities, and he should be someone we are really proud of."

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    Tim Campbell describes Harpreet and Kathryn as 'amazing'

    Previous winner and Lord Sugar aide Tim Campbell said: "Harpreet and Kathryn are two amazing contestants who have really exemplified what it takes to be a great candidate on the show.

    "Both have led from the front in terms of winning tasks and both have contributed really well in terms of successful tasks or learning along the way.

    "These two young ladies have collaborated, are really passionate and are both determined to succeed.

    "It's going to be a tough decision for Lord Sugar to decide who he is going to invest in."

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    The Apprentice stars surprise commuters

    Tim Campbell and the finalists of TV show The Apprentice surprised commuters at London Liverpool Street station ahead of the final episode which will see one of them crowned the winner.

    The BBC One show finalists Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Burn posed at a pop-up of the Loser's Cafe, which offered beverages on the concourse, during morning rush hour on Thursday.

    Campbell, who won the first series of the show in 2005 and replaced Claude Littner in the boardroom for the latest season, conducted a BBC Concert Orchestra which performed the show's famous theme tune to commuters.

    There was also an appearance by the series' infamous "Turdal Wave" logo, which welcomed workers into the city on the day the final of the show will be aired.

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    Who is Kathryn Louise Burn?

    Kathryn Louise Burn is a 29-year-old owner of an online pyjama store from Swindon.

    Having worked a range of different jobs, she has plans for her pyjama business to move forward.

    She describes herself as ambitious and a “savage”.

    She revealed: “My dreams in my head are absolutely huge and I believe I can achieve them.”

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