The latest series of The Apprentice is nearly upon us and that can only mean one thing: audition video time.
A staple of the BBC reality favourite, these clips give the candidates an opportunity to make outlandish claims as to why they are ideal person for to receive funding for their business plan from Lord Sugar.
This concept arguably reached its zenith in 2010, when contestant Alex Epstein claimed: “You know what, if I was an apple pie, the apples inside would be orange.”
However, Epstein’s place in Apprentice history may now be under threat from 2016 hopeful Aleksandra King.
The 38-year-old own of a business consultancy company in London, Aleksandra is apparently fluent in seven languages.
However, her way with words leaves a little to be desired.
“I don’t fear other candidates, the only things I fear are tsunamis, volcanoes and Ebola,” she explains in her audition tape.
It only gets worst from there. “I can speak cat,” she confidently declares.
What follows is several minutes of meowing and hissing the likes of which we haven’t seen since the days of George Galloway pretending to be a “pussycat” on Celebrity Big Brother.
One of 18 candidates on the new series of the show, King has at least found a way to make herself one to watch before the show even starts.
Maybe the whole cat speak thing was part of some cunning plan – it’s certainly a whole lot better than Karthik Nagesan’s audition video, which seems to focus solely on his monobrow.
These people need help, not a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.