It is big night tonight for fans of The Apprentice because the final is happening after weeks of tasks.

Normally I would be looking forward to the BBC One show but this year I feel quite indifferent about it.

I will probably end up watching but unfortunately this series has been disappointing to say the least.

At the start of the series, the programme did seem more business-focussed and the candidates appeared to know what they were talking about.

Tasks made sense because it revealed if people had the right skills to work for Lord Alan Sugar.

Things changed though after the format changed where the winner receives a £250,000 investment into their businesses from the Amstrad creator.

I see how some of the tasks relate to core entrepreneurial skills and can highlight if candidates don’t have the right qualities to run a successful enterprise.

Some of them are unrealistic, including coming up with a good video game or a baby food, which would take months in the real world.

After watching the interviews last week, which look terrifying, I’m baffled at how some of the business plans got through because some of them did not seem particularly different or riveting.

I know the programme is heavily-edited but I don’t understand how some of the candidates got through to the show after hearing some of the baffling comments which displayed a severe lack of common sense.

The show is now in its 17th series but I feel it has had its day and BBC bosses need to say You’re Fired to it.