Katie survives skeleton scare on The Apprentice

DEFENDING PLACE: Katie Bulmer-Cooke in the boardroom.
DEFENDING PLACE: Katie Bulmer-Cooke in the boardroom.
Have your say

APPRENTICE hopeful Katie Bulmer-Cooke survived a boardroom scare las night.

The Ashbrooke mum was brought back to face Lord Sugar by fellow candidate Felipe Alviar-Baquero along with Daniel Lassman.

Alviar-Baquero went on to say he felt let down by the way the rest of his team – Daniel Lassman, Katie Bulmer-Cooke and Mark Wright – turned on him.

But it was lawyer Alviar-Baquero who became the latest candidate to be fired after Lord Sugar tore a strip off him following a row over a paper skeleton.

Teams were sent on a treasure hunt, where they had to source items including a diamond, some kosher chickens and a full-size, anatomically correct skeleton, from around London at the best price.

Controversy arose when Alviar-Baquero suggested to his team that a flat-pack skeleton would cost a fraction of the price of a 3D model – but unimpressed, show boss Lord Sugar fined the team for their risky move.

It led to the team losing and the Colombian hopeful being fired.

The 33-year-old defended his decision and said that as a lawyer, he did not see anything in the description calling for a ready-built figure.

He explained: “If someone sends you for coffee at the best price, you go and get instant coffee, I presume. It might not be beans but it’s still coffee.”

The Apprentice continues on BBC1 on Wednesdays at 9pm.