And we're off! The first candidate of 2016 has heard the dreaded words "You're fired".
Michelle Niziol, a property consultancy owner, has become the first person this series to be shown the door by Lord Alan Sugar - unsurprisingly, given that she was the project manager of the losing team.
She failed to lead the women's team to victory in a task that saw the contestants try to sell a number of vintage items at market.
Going home first can't be easy.
-- Elliott Shepherd (@ellshepherd) October 6, 2016
Michelle may have only got a handful of minutes' screen time out of the show, but as is the deal with reality TV, it was enough for viewers to firmly make their minds up about her.
Good start in the apprentice!! Didn't like that Michelle
-- Jamés Ludlam (@Chumza123) October 6, 2016
-- Cara (@cara_sidwells) October 6, 2016
So glad Michelle went on The Apprentice ????
-- Jodie Robson (@jojojodie) October 6, 2016
However, some viewers were pleasantly surprised to discover via spin-off show The Apprentice: You're Fired that Michelle was actually rather nice after all.
Michelle is brilliant on BBC 2 ? Just goes to show you that The Apprentice makes people out how they want too! #TheApprentice
-- Jo Morris (@JoMorris_) October 6, 2016
Michelle looks a lot less tired on The Apprentice: You're fired
-- Kulfi (@UlfiKulfeee) October 6, 2016
Spare a thought for the men - they may have been triumphant, but their reward of learning how to dance lindyhop wasn't exactly a classic treat.
We've met all of the candidates now - so place your bets for who will be fired next week!