The Apprentice viewers were FUMING with the final result

The Apprentice

by Alex Ross |
Updated on

After 12 weeks of popular TV show The Apprentice, the final took place on Sunday, but viewers were left fuming at the result

Sarah Lynn, 35 and James White, 26 made it into the final after seeing off 16 other candidates including Michaela Wain, Elizabeth McKenna and Joanna Jarjue.

But what happened in the 2017 final really didn't impress viewers. Instead of choosing one finalist to be his business partner, Lord Alan Sugar left everybody in shock by making both finalists the winners.

For the first time in the show's history, Sugar revealed he "genuinely couldn't decide" and told them, "This particular year, I'm going to double my investment. I'm going to start a business with both of you."

Check out: 10 richest British celebs under 30


10 richest British celebs under 30 - SLIDER

Adele worth1 of 10

1. Adele (£132m)

It probably comes as no surprise that Adele is sitting comfortably on top of Heat's 2017 under 30s rich list. With 15 Grammy's under her belt, the 29-year-old mum-of-one is quite deservedly rolling in the cash.

Liam Payne worth2 of 10

6. Liam Payne (£40m)

In sixth place (along with his 1D bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan) is Liam Payne. Worth a cool £40m, he's worth double that of his girlfriend and baby mama, Cheryl Tweedy.

Daniel Radcliffe worth3 of 10

2. Daniel Radcliffe (£78m)

Who'd have thought back in 2001 that little Harry Potter would one day appear naked on Broadway (in the play Equus - not just as a streaker!) and be worth a stonking £78m? Not us, that's for sure! Good on ya, lad!

Harry Styles worth4 of 10

4. Harry Styles (£50m)

The youngest celeb on the list, Harry Styles is officially the richest member of One Direction. Worth an impressive £50m, mini Mick Jagger (as he shall henceforth be known), seems to be smashing life as a solo star.

Emma Watson worth5 of 10

5. Emma Watson (£48m)

Another Harry Potter alumni, Emma Watson seemed to have no troubles breaking free of Hermione, landing roles in films including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bling Ring, and Beauty and The Beast.

Ed Sheeran worth6 of 10

3. Ed Sheeran (£52m)

He may be just a normal bloke who enjoys nothing more than a pint (or eight), but Ed Sheeran's bank account is pretty extraordinary. And with his song-writing prowess (Shape of You reached number 1 in 44 countries!), we predict his bank balance to keep growing.

Louis Tomlinson worth7 of 10

6. Louis Tomlinson (£40m)

Has someone just told Louis Tomlinson what he's worth? Is that why he's so shocked? Probably...

Zayn Malik worth8 of 10

9. Zayn Malik (£37m)

We think we finally know why Zayn Malik - owner of the world's finest cheek bones - always looks so glum; because he's the least wealthy member of One Direction. Coming in £3m behind Louis, Liam and Niall, and a painful £13m less than Harry, would put a scowl on our faces too tbf.

Niall Horan worth9 of 10

6. Niall Horan (£40m)

Surely the sweetest member of One Direction (just look at his little face!), Niall Horan has been carving out a respectable name for himself as a solo artist, and recently topped the US album charts with his debut solo album, Flicker.

Little Mix worth10 of 10

10. Little Mix (£28m, £7m each)

Can we hear it for the girls? Yes, lovely Little Mix take 10th place in the richest Brit stars under 30. Although it should be noted that they're worth £28m as a group (not that we'd be complaining with £7m each!).

As a result of his decision, both Sarah and James will receive a £250,000 business investment and 50/50 partnership with Lord Sugar.

After the decision was made, viewers quickly took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the result:

Speaking about his decision, Lord Sugar said, "Deciding on a winner was the most difficult decision I have had to make in all 13 series of** The Apprentice **to date.

"James and Sarah were extremely impressive and their proposed business plans were very different but equally strong."

He added: "I genuinely couldn't decide between them, so after deliberating long and hard, I decided to stump up £500,000 and invest in them both."

Alan Sugar
©Getty Images

Sarah and James join previous winners including Tom Pellereau, Alana Spencer and Mark Wright. Sarah will work on her sweet business, whilst James will be running an IT recruitment business.

Congratulations to the Sarah and James!

The Apprentice is expected to return to our TV screens in 2018.

WATCH: Inside Meghan Markle’s princess lessons


Torvill and Dean: 'Dancing On Ice has jeopardy... It's live and dangerous!'

Awks! Strictly Come Dancing stars rumoured to have had a one-night stand are outed on Twitter

Is this the plushest CBB house yet?

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us