Zeeshan Shah heads 'The Apprentice' series

Zeeshan Shah heads 'The Apprentice' series
Zeeshan Shah heads 'The Apprentice' series

An Asian contestant is amongst the 16 hopefuls that will fight for the title of Lord Alan Sugar’s ‘The Apprentice’ on the hit BBC One show.

The ninth series, which kicks off next week, will see 27-year-old property investment CEO Zeeshaan Shah compete for the position. Zeeshaan, who grew up in Pakistan, believes his greatest strengths are that he is an eternal optimist, street-smart and well-connected. He says his weaknesses would include bossiness and that he can۪t do something if his heart isn۪t in it. Starting his career as a part-time waiter, he believes his greatest business achievement is still yet to come.

He says, “I۪m a Great۪ of my generation. I۪m an innovator and leader in business. I take inspiration from Napoleon; I am here to conquer.”

The other seven boys consist of Alex Mills, Jason Leech, Jordan Poulton, Kurt Wilson, Myles Mordaunt, Neil Clough and Tim Stillwell.

The girls team consists of Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Leah Totton, Luisa Zissman, Natalie Panayi, Rebecca Slater, Sophie Lau and Uzma Yakoob.

‘The Apprentice’ kicks off on BBC One on Tuesday 7th May at 21:00, followed by Wednesdays at 21:00 from 8th May.