The Apprentice 2022: Who is the West Midlands hopeful seeking Lord Sugar’s investment?

BBC’s hit show The Apprentice makes its return to TV screens this week featuring one contestant from the West Midlands - but who is he?

It has been two long years since Lord Alan Sugar last bellowed the iconic phrase ‘You’re Fired’ across his boardroom.

The Apprentice, which has been on our screens since it debuted in 2005, was forced to suspend filming following the outbreak of Covid-19.

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But now the BBC’s popular television programme will return for its 16th series on Thursday 6 January.

A total of 16 contestants will battle it out for £250,000 of business investment from Lord Sugar, who is accompanied by a different duo this season.

Former The Apprentice winner and entrepreneur Tim Campbell takes the place of fan favourite Claude Littner, who was forced to pull out due to an accident last year.

Whilst businesswoman and current West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady remains in her advisory role.

In this season of The Apprentice, only one of the 16 contests hail from the West Midlands, so who is he?

Harry Mahmood

From: West Midlands

Age: 35

Occupation: Regional Operations Manager

What he says: "Everything I’ve looked into achieving, I’ve achieved. I’ve literally done everything I’ve put my mind to."

Harry, 35, takes inspiration from the kindness of his grandparents.

He always makes sure to help and support anyone and everyone he can.

Describing himself as “the Asian version of Lord Sugar”, the 35-year-old wants to work with the billionaire businessman to help grow a bath bomb empire.

Harry says that he wants to work with Lord Sugar so they can both become “the bad boys of the bath bomb worlds.”

How to watch The Apprentice 2022

The new series of The Apprentice will hit screens on Thursday 6 January on BBC One.

It will air at 9pm and will be available to watch on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.