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Ilford student Navdeep enjoys second week of victory in the Young Apprentice

PUBLISHED: 10:46 09 November 2012

Young Apprentice , episode  2  Picture Shows: Navdeep Bual, Ashleigh Porter-Exley - (C) Talkback Thames

Young Apprentice , episode 2 Picture Shows: Navdeep Bual, Ashleigh Porter-Exley - (C) Talkback Thames

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Ilford teenager Navdeep Bual came out on top once again in the second episode of BBC show the Young Apprentice.

Young Apprentice, episode 2. Navdeep Bual with teamates in the cookbook challenge  - (C) Talkback Thames - Photographer: screen grabYoung Apprentice, episode 2. Navdeep Bual with teamates in the cookbook challenge - (C) Talkback Thames - Photographer: screen grab

The 16-year-old Seven Kings High School student has survived two eliminations to be a step closer to the £25,000 prize fund towards starting a business.

In this week’s challenge, contestants were split into two teams to launch a successful cookbook.

The teenagers had to come up with a concept, find recipes, design and publish their book before convincing retail giants to put it on their shelves.

Navdeep’s team went for a classic student cookbook with a twist.

They settled on the title #Where’smummy for the cartoon-like book for students cooking for themselves for the first time.

But tensions started to simmer when the group faced difficulty getting recipes and completing the book on time.

Navdeep was chosen to pitch the final product to experts from book shop Waterstones, Sainsbury’s and online retailer Play.com.

She said: “This has the potential to become a brand because people can take pictures of their recipes and put them on Twitter.

“We think it has huge potential.”

The former head girl classes public speaking as one of her strengths and she did not let the team down, helping them towards sales of 7,500 copies.

Lord Sugar warned the team against arguments but rewarded them for outselling their opponents with a trip to a dessert bar.

There are 10 candidates left in the running and only six shows for one to come out on top.


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