the apprentice 2023 lineup

The rumoured lineup for The Apprentice 2023 has been revealed – and they’re all *gorgeous*

January can’t come soon enough

The wait is almost over! Just three more weeks to go until The Apprentice starts up again. With 2022’s instalment giving us absolutely endless chaotic content like “First Time Dies” and Whiffy the Wizard’s “turd brush”, to say I’m excited for 12 more episodes of THAT is a painful understatement.

We already know that Tom Campbell will be coming back alongside Claude Littner (amazing, showstopping, can’t wait), Karren Brady and, obvs, Lord Sugar. But, what about next year’s candidates?

Six have already been confirmed so far, and they’re all inexplicably beautiful and popular already. I’m hoping for a Nick/Brittany-style scandal please!

So, here is the rumoured lineup for The Apprentice 2023 so far:

Megan Hornby

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Photo via @meghornbyx on Instagram

Following in the footsteps of fellow dessert business owner (and this year’s winner) Harpreet Kaur, Megan Hornby hopes to wow Lord Sugar with her business, Club Candy. The Hull-based restaurant isn’t actually opening until later this week (16th December) – but a valuable investment could be just what it needs.

Dani Donovan

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Photo via @danidonovan__ on Instagram

Dani is best-known for her not-so-small biz, Mermane Hair Extensions. According to The Daily Star, she also opened her own shop and hair extension-training academy at just 21! Impressive, if you ask me.

Victoria Goulbourne

victoria goulbourne

Photo via @victoria_goulbourne on Instagram

Looks like Megan might be in for some competition, as Victoria owns “UK’s most Instagrammable pick n mix” shop The Sweet Life – which has 4k followers on TikTok. If she wins Lord Sugar’s investment, she reportedly hopes to open a chain of stores all around the country.

Rochelle Anthony

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Photo via @rochellerayeanthony on Instagram

Rochelle is already a pretty BIG name in the world of hairstyling. She founded and runs The Dolls House in Milton Keynes, a salon specialising in balayage and hair extensions. She already has 22.5k Instagram followers, and The Daily Star has reported her business is worth over £60k.

Avi Sharma

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Photo via @avitv_ on Instagram

Okay, so it’s not immediately clear what kind of business Avi runs – and it kinda looks like he gave up his job at a bank to do motivational speaking. That being said, he’s already published an e-book, been on ITV News and says he’s “living the dream”. Good luck to him!

Reece Donnelly

the apprentice 2023 lineup

Photo via @reecedonnelly on Instagram

Apparently, Reece Donnelly was once on Waterloo Road – so, sorry everyone, the investment should automatically be given to him. He’s also been on Britain’s Got Talent and that old CBeebies show, Carrie and David’s Popshop. In 2017, he founded a theatre school in Scotland, as well as winning Young Scot of the Year in 2018.

The new series of The Apprentice starts on 5th January at 9PM on BBC One. 

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