Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Apprentice fans scoff at the boys’ toothbrush design because Conor Gilsonne is the latest to be fired

Fans of The Apprentice took to Twitter on Thursday evening to mock the boys’ toothbrush design – because it’s the second time they’ve created a product that looks like a ‘turd’.

For 28-year-old Conor Gilsenan, a former rugby professional, it was the end of the road after Lord Alan Sugar gave him the boot.

But it wasn’t a topic that dominated social media as fans of the boardroom drama couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the boys’ already slated Cruise logo and Thursday’s Turds-esque toothbrush design.

‘Can they have a hard time doing it next week!’: Apprentice fans mocking the boys’ toothbrush design with hilarious memes fired off Conor Gilsonne (pictured) latest

The latest work saw boys and girls struggle to create toothbrushes for children ages six to eight, as well as a put-together app to encourage brushing.

The 38-year-old flight operations instructor, Aaron Willis, led the task for the boys, with Connor stepping in as sub team leader.

Despite the group opting for gender-neutrality, Connors opposed the decision and took the team down a subject to appeal to the boys.

The Apprentice fans scoff at the boys' toothbrush design because Conor Gilsonne is the latest to be fired

The Apprentice fans scoff at the boys' toothbrush design because Conor Gilsonne is the latest to be fired

The Apprentice fans scoff at the boys' toothbrush design because Conor Gilsonne is the latest to be fired

Comic: Fans of boardroom drama couldn't help but draw a comparison between the boys' already-slated Cruise logo and Thursday's Turds-esque toothbrush design

Comic: Fans of boardroom drama couldn’t help but draw a comparison between the boys’ already-slated Cruise logo and Thursday’s Turds-esque toothbrush design

He got Whiffy the Wizard as his dental icon, which would encourage the children to brush their teeth for the required amount of time.

With the intention of making the toothbrush look like a stick, the group chose brown and green paint.

‘Can the boys do it light time next week?’ A humorous tweet read, along with a side-by-side comparison of the logo and toothbrush.

The BBC program’s official feed even said: ‘You can’t polish a turmeric, but you can turn it into a toothbrush and name it Wheefi… [Face with hand over mouth],

Taking the reins: Flight Operations Instructor (L) Aaron Willis, 38, led the task for the boys, with Connor stepping down as deputy team leader.

Taking the reins: Flight Operations Instructor (L) Aaron Willis, 38, led the task for the boys, with Connor stepping down as deputy team leader.

Connor’s firing came when he revealed himself to be an expert on apps — though the final product didn’t say it existed.

Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbanks, managed to secure 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed designs.

Francesca’s initial idea – a plain orange toothbrush – was not met with glowing reviews, as Sophie Wilding explained that she aimed to ‘attract a child’.

Goodbye: Connor's firing came as he revealed himself to be an expert on apps — though the final product didn't reflect that

Goodbye: Connor’s firing came as he revealed himself to be an expert on apps — though the final product didn’t reflect that

Turd-esque?  He got Whiffy the Wizard as his dental icon, which would encourage the children to brush their teeth for the required amount of time.

Turd-esque? He got Whiffy the Wizard as his dental icon, which would encourage the children to brush their teeth for the required amount of time.

Girl Power: Meanwhile, girls led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbanks managed to secure 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed designs

Girl Power: Meanwhile, girls led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbanks managed to secure 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed designs

The end product: Francesca's initial idea – a plain orange toothbrush – though not met with glowing reviews, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that they aimed to 'attract a child'.

The end product: Francesca’s initial idea – a plain orange toothbrush – though not met with glowing reviews, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that they aimed to ‘attract a child’.

Beauty brand owner Amy Anjell echoed Francesca’s sentiments, saying: ‘I’m just worried because Francesca is so specific about what she wants.’

This prompted Swindon-born Amy to suggest a new idea: ‘I think we need something that wants to raise a six- to eight-year-old that interests them. I don’t think he’s going to have an orange original toothbrush.’

A snippet of the episode shows the group bouncing their imaginary toothbrush, agreement and admiration between them as their creative juices flow with discussions of rockets, planets, and stars.

The girls once again appeared before Trump but Lord Sugar quipped in the boardroom that his app was a bit ‘racy’ for toothbrushing at bedtime.

Boardroom banter: Girls once again confront Trump but Lord Sugar quips in boardroom that his app was a bit 'racy' for toothbrushing at bedtime

Boardroom banter: Girls once again confront Trump but Lord Sugar quips in boardroom that his app was a bit ‘racy’ for toothbrushing at bedtime

EXCLUSIVE ‘The Odds Stacked Against Me’: Fired Apprentice star Conor Gilsonne takes a dig at Lord Sugar, claiming he only hires candidates with active occupations

By Sarah Packer for MailOnline

Conor Gilsenan has taken a dig at Lord Sugar by claiming that he only hires contestants with active professions – after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired.

The former rugby professional, 28, told MailOnline that he understands that Lord Sugar is made aware of each candidate’s business plan from the very beginning of the process and that it plays a big part in the decisions they make in the boardroom.

In an exclusive interview, The Irishman, who was not running an established company at the time of the show’s filming but has since worked out his business proposition, insists: ‘The odds were stacked against me.’

'I wasn't in that position': Conor Gilson takes a dig at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires contestants with active professions - after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired

‘I wasn’t in that position’: Conor Gilson takes a dig at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires contestants with active professions – after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired

He said: ‘Lord Sugar certainly looks at business plans.

‘It would have been great to win it, but seeing past shows he usually invests in people whose businesses are run and established but I wasn’t in that position, so the odds were stacked against me.

“In his defence, he has limited information to make a decision, especially in the early stages.

‘He is a very confident and accomplished businessman and I think his brash style and he himself has served him well without any regret, but I know that is not my style of leadership.

‘I don’t think it’s kept in business as much as it used to be.’

'It's not my leadership style': Connor tells MailOnline he understands each candidate's business plan is conveyed to Lord Sugar from the start of the process

‘It’s not my leadership style’: Connor tells MailOnline he understands each candidate’s business plan is conveyed to Lord Sugar from the start of the process

Connor, who now runs a mobile beverage business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be ‘defined’ by his brief stint on the BBC One show.

In fact, he even refused to post a picture of his promotional shot on his Instagram in order to avoid being known among his friends as ‘the guy going on The Apprentice’.

He added: ‘One thing about The Apprentice – it’s a small chapter in my life, and I will not be defined by it.

Moving on: Connor, who was not running an established company at the time of the show's filming but has since established his business proposition, insists: 'The odds were stacked against me'

Moving on: Connor, who was not running an established company at the time of the show’s filming but has since established his business proposition, insists: ‘The odds were stacked against me’

‘It was a fun experience, but I’ve done a lot of other interesting and great things like I’ve played professional rugby for nine years, I recently got engaged, I set up a business, a great group of friends around me is me

‘I’ll post about it on Instagram eventually, but I definitely don’t want to be the guy who went on The Apprentice.

‘That was never the objective, I’ve always been a big fan of the show and I was nine months out of my rugby career and the opportunity came and I thought it would be out of my comfort zone.’

Connor was given the boot after the boys lost a week in a row, failing to impress Lord Sugar with his wand-inspired electric toothbrush.

Describing his time on The Apprentice, he said: ‘I’m proud of myself that I kept my cool and I was pretty cool, and I’ve never gotten too personal or undercut with anyone.

‘I remembered that time and thought I should have done things differently and be more confrontational, but now that I’ve seen it, I think that must have really bothered me.

‘I’m much better off going in, being myself, fine and moving on with my life, rather than arriving in episode 10 and coming off as a loose cannon.’

The Apprentice continues tonight at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer

'It's a small chapter in my life': Connor, who now runs a mobile beverage business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be 'defined' by his brief stint on the BBC One show (featured Alex Short, Aaron Willis and Connor) does.

‘It’s a small chapter in my life’: Connor, who now runs a mobile beverage business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be ‘defined’ by his brief stint on the BBC One show (featured Alex Short, Aaron Willis and Connor) does.

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