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Just when reality television shows start to look stale, they reward us with moments of gloriously unexpected drama. Take The Apprentice

BBC1’s The Apprentice is a busted flush. Whether it’s the monosyllabic abuse from Alan Sugar, the pantomime eyebrows of his two sidekicks, the ludicrous tasks, the predictability of the rows between the viciously competitive participants or the uniformly bizarre marketing-speak that they adopt—we’ve seen and heard it all before. Or that was what I was thinking, until I saw the seventh episode of the current series, the fourth, in mid-May. Now it’s the best thing on telly, isn’t it?

The week of episode seven turned out to be seven days of triumph for the series. It wasn’t Alan Sugar’s appearance…

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