THE Apprentice fans tracked the timing of the scenes in the meeting room – by looking at Lord Sugar’s watch.
The 74 year old businessman appeared on the show this week with a very flashy watch on his wrist.
And it’s clear how long filming lasted by how much time skyrocketed – from lunchtime until dark.
When Lord Sugar and his trusted lieutenants Tim Campbell and Karren Brady greeted the candidates back into the conference room, his watch showed it was 1:20 pm.
But by the time the interviews and recounts ended – plus in this case Lord Sugar was trying a nasty series of non-alcoholic drinks – hours had passed.
By the time they got to the stage where a candidate was fired, his watch showed 6:45, and more than five hours had passed.
The show is known for its brutal timing with a cast of hopeful young entrepreneurs who are often dragged out of bed at four or five in the morning.
And there can also be late nights when filming in the boardroom – which is in fact a TV set in West London – drags on.
The former Apprentice stars have revealed that the moment they were seen leaving Lord Sugar’s office and entering a taxi was pre-recorded.
And neither is the receptionist telling the stars that Lord Sugar is ready for them to be a real employee of him. As many viewers will wonder, she is usually an actress on the payroll of a television company.
Lord Sugar has spoken about the brutally long filming times for boardroom scenes in the past, explaining that in 2019 the scenes were heavily edited.
He said: “We’ve seen it all. What do you get there [on TV] is an edited version of a four- or five-hour session in the boardroom.
“If you watch the rest of 4:30, you see I don’t have much patience and we don’t have much tolerance and we’re a bit excited ourselves.
“Of course we’re pretty used to it by now.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17411377/apprentice-lord-alan-sugar-boardroom-watch/ Apprentice fan discovers Lord Sugar’s watch which reveals the time when scenes were filmed in the meeting room