Last night the Apprentice returned to our screens, as Lord Sugar and his henchmen put another group of the finest business minds in the country through their paces. As expected there were a number of blunders by all involved and one team posted a measly profit of just over £1, resulting in the firing of Dan Callaghan.
But once the terror of the board room has subsided the contestants were able to retreat to a rather more appealing environment. That’s right the contestants house, which this year is a £8m property in Bloomsbury, near Holborn in central London.
The Georgian property covers some 6,500 square feet and although it has been completely renovated to a high modern standard, it still maintains much of its period charm. Last year the property was on the market for just over £17,000 a month, so the £250,000 the competitors are fighting for would cover the costs for about 14 months, good thing Alan is footing the bill then.
Across the properties five floors are six bedrooms, a huge combined kitchen, dining and living space, a spacious outdoor roof terrace – equipped with outdoor dining area and even its own 54ft private garden accessible via a spiral staircase. A feature worth its weight (or size) in gold around central London.