Apprentice 2014: Businessman Chiles Cartwright becomes first candidate to be fired from show
Shropshire businessman Chiles Cartwright has become the first candidate to be fired from this year’s The Apprentice after Lord Alan Sugar failed to buy into his sales tactics.
Chiles Cartwright, 35, fell foul of the show boss after contestants were split into male and female teams and asked to take on all of the sales challenges featured from the previous nine series in a bid to grab the largest profit.
He owns two companies, a consultancy business and a building materials supplier.
Chiles Cartwright took on the role of project manager for the first task but fell foul after failing to complete and losing the task.
The girls came out on top in the task which saw them selling an array of items from a choice of hot dogs, t-shirts and coffee, leaving the boys to face a grilling in the boardroom, and Chiles Cartwright under the cosh as the leader of the most poorly performing of two male sub-teams.
Chiles Cartwright said after he was fired from BBC’s The Apprentice: “I’m absolutely gutted about coming out first, I would have loved to have been in longer, but I don’t really look back on things. If I woke up in the morning and someone said to me, <<You can be on The Apprentice for one episode>>, I’d still take it.
“I was concerned about going out in the first week because it’s not enough time to get to know people, if I could have stayed for a couple of weeks my ability would have shone through. I still feel I would have been the most credible candidate in the process, had I survived after week one.”
Chiles Cartwright explained that he had been shocked by the chaos of the first week, which this year welcomed 20 candidates instead of 16.
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