Are Early Morning Phone Calls to Interns Genuine? We Finally Have Answers

With The Traitors over for another year, there’s a reality TV-shaped void in our lives that we’re now ready to fill.

Thankfully, the new series of The Apprentice is here, which means we’ll be spending the next 12 weeks of our lives immersing ourselves in all the usual finger-pointing, awkward puns, eye-rolling and, of course, things -that matter. phone call in the morning.

But how sincere is this warning? Do contestants really have to jump out of bed to answer the trusty landline? And do they really have as little time to get ready in the morning as we are led to believe?

Well, former candidate Thomas Skinner has the answer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Thomas Skinner attends the 2020 National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: Thomas Skinner attends the 2020 National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Thomas – who competed on The Apprentice in 2019 – revealed to Sky Casino that the unpleasant call actually came as soon as it appeared on screen, and candidates were given just 20 minutes afterwards to fully prepare for the long day ahead. .

However, if you’re wondering how they manage it, there’s a bit of TV magic at play.

“They tell you the night before what time the phone is going to ring,” Thomas recalled. “So you can set your alarm half an hour earlier to start preparing.”

Alan Sugar with this year's Apprentice starAlan Sugar with this year’s Apprentice stars

A total of 18 new contestants competed on The Apprentice this season, in a bid to secure a £250,000 investment under the guidance of Alan Sugar.

To help him make the decision, the Amstrad founder will be assisted by entrepreneur Karren Brady and the first Apprentice winner, Tim Campbell.

The Apprentice returns on Thursday nights at 9pm on BBC One.

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