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Apprentice final line-up is decided

1 of 1 The final is on Wednesday July 17 at 8:00pm on BBC One
The final is on Wednesday July 17 at 8:00pm on BBC One

The two contestants who will battle it out in the final of The Apprentice on BBC One were chosen on Wednesday night's show.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Cake shop owner Luisa Zissman and doctor Leah Totton will compete to win a £250,000 investment and to become Alan Sugar's business partner.

Zissman's business idea is a branded baking ingredients website, while Totton's is a non-surgical cosmetic treatments clinic.

On Wednesday night's show football centre manager Neil Clough lost out on a place in next Wednesday's final with his estate agency website idea, even though Sugar admitted that he was his favourite candidate.

Sugar said: "If this was all about me giving someone a job, I'd give you a job tomorrow. But coming into business with me, I'm afraid not my friend."

Clough said: "I'm absolutely gutted. My biggest regret is I was given a chance to put in a Plan B and I didn't, and I absolutely do regret that.

"Whether or not that end goal of winning took over, I don't know. I'm so competitive, that's why I think I'm so gutted now. I wanted it so much and it's difficult to take.

"For Lord Sugar to say, 'You're the right man, you've just got the wrong plan', I could see he was sort of willing me to be the person that goes into business with him.

"But my business plan wasn't right for him, I did make a couple of mistakes with it. I do respect his decision."

Francesca MacDuff-Varley and Jordan Poulton were the two other candidates to miss out on a place in the final, which airs on Wednesday July 17 at 8:00pm on BBC One.

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