The Apprentice star Courtney Wood escaped by the skin of his teeth when he brushed off a howling porky as a typo in the gruelling interview round of The Apprentice.
The final five faced Lord Sugar’s pals for a vigorous roasting in the terrifying episode in which it was revealed Courtney’s claims of being the “country’s best salesman” might not actually be true.
Experience: Head Designer. Invented The Earth.
Aspirations: To Anonymously Fart In A Lift Full Of Supermodels.#theapprentice— The Apprentice (@bbcapprentice) December 15, 2016
It turns out he actually meant “county” but he managed to get away with it by claiming it was a typo.
He was also busted claiming to be a “head designer” when he was actually the only designer.
While the typo defence seemed to satisfy Lord Sugar and his cronies, viewers on Twitter were not so convinced.
Dear Courtney: There is a difference between a "typo" and a "bold-faced lie". #TheApprentice— Joe C (@Joe_C_London) December 15, 2016
Courtney, you and I am both know that wasn't a typo!December 15, 2016
But the audience forgave all when he was challenged to sketch a novelty gift idea and knocked up a Lord Sugar dispenser during his interview.
The Lord Sugar dispenser?! GIVE COURTNEY THE £250k. #TheApprentice— Dale (@dalewetter) December 15, 2016
To be fair, I would buy the Lord Sugar dispenser. That is hilarious #TheApprentice— Natalie Mosson (@nataliemosson) December 15, 2016
Claude backing Courtney, he clearly wants to see the Sugar dispenser on the market too! #TheApprentice— Archimedes (@kitpatlecter) December 15, 2016
He had been put through a gruelling process, alongside Jessica Cunningham, Grainne McCoy, Alana Spencer and Frances Bishop, which culminated in Claude Littner telling him he wanted to give him a whack.
“Hello Claude”December 15, 2016
Looooooool Courtney walked in mad confidence and Claude drops that #TheApprentice— T (@Latentes) December 15, 2016
The Apprentice final will air on Sunday on BBC One at 9pm.