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The Apprentice: Why every candidate wears a big coat and scarf when they're fired

The Independent logo The Independent 12/10/2017 Jacob Stolworthy
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The Apprentice viewers are growing increasingly confused as to why fired candidates continually emerge from Lord Sugar's boardroom wearing a big winter coat despite seen performing tasks on hot sunny days.

Well, the mystery has been answered with The Mirror revealing a pretty simple explanation.

It turns out that the shot of fired candidates walking to the taxi is filmed ahead of all challenges on the first day of filming.

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The coats and scarves are deployed to cover up the candidate's clothing for continuity purposes so that when they do eventually get fired and inevitably give their piece to camera about why Lord Sugar made the wrong decision, they won't have changed outfits from the time they leave the building to when they get into the taxi.

Coats and scarves are used to cover up their clothing for continuity, as it's likely they will be wearing something else on the day of their actual exit - when they have to film their reaction to getting booted in the taxi.

Furthermore, the reason why producers film these segments before any of the tasks begin is for logistical reasons: Lord Sugar's offices are a fair distance from The Apprentice television studio.

That's not the only continuity error exposed by viewers, 'PA' who tells the candidates to go into the boardroom looks at the same calendar every time. This is because it's a fake calendar and not representative of Lord Sugars actual meeting arrangements.

It's also been pointed out that the PA who tells the candidates to make their way into the boardroom for the final showdown with the business tycoon sits in front of a computer bearing a fake calendar - something a spokesperson told The Mirror occurs “for data protection reasons.”

The latest series of The Apprentice continues next Wednesday (18 October) on BBC One.

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