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Chigwell candidate shines in episode one of The Apprentice

PUBLISHED: 11:58 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:58 07 October 2016

The Apprentice candidate Paul Sullivan from Chigwell. Picture BBC/Boundless.

The Apprentice candidate Paul Sullivan from Chigwell. Picture BBC/Boundless.

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The first episode of The Apprentice saw Chigwell businessman Paul Sullivan come across as an impressive team leader.

The self-proclaimed charmer bravely volunteered to take up the poisoned chalice of first-week project manager but impressed with his savvy business sense.

Marketing manager Paul led Team Titan to victory as the all-male team successfully flogged their antiques down the market, beating Team Nebular by £469.10.

He told fellow contestants: “I’ve spent quite a few hours watching Bargain Hunt.”

Speaking on his audition tape, Paul said he had lots on common with Lord Sugar, who is also from Chigwell.

“I had my first job in a market on a stall, I was 11 selling electronic good which I suppose it’s where he made his money,” he added.

“I like to think I am a good sales man, I like to think I sell without selling if that’s possible.”

The treat for the men this week was a chance to learn how to lindy-hop by vintage dance group Swing Patrol.

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