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We were sleep-deprived, exhausted and on edge after 22-hour working day, says fired Apprentice star Conor Gilsenan

THE Apprentice’s Conor Gilsenan has revealed the show’s latest challenge left him “sleep-deprived and on edge” after a gruelling 22-hour working day. The Irishman, 29, was fired in a boardroom shootout tonight with Aaron Willis and Nick Showering after the boys once again lost to the girls. In the battle of the brushes, the teams […] ...

THE Apprentice’s Conor Gilsenan has revealed the show’s latest challenge left him “sleep-deprived and on edge” after a gruelling 22-hour working day.

The Irishman, 29, was fired in a boardroom shootout tonight with Aaron Willis and Nick Showering after the boys once again lost to the girls.

Conor Gilsenan was the second contestant to be fired from The Apprentice 2022
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The boys’ toothbrush drew comparisons to a poo[/caption]

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Conor was disappointed to finish 15th[/caption]

In the battle of the brushes, the teams went head to head to create a toothbrush for six to eight-year-olds before pitching their products to major industry players.

In an exclusive chat with The Sun, Conor said: “My team were up at half 4 and we went to bed at 2.30 that night. It was a straight 22 hour slog pumped up with adrenaline. You’re running on fumes, and then we’re up at 5 the next day to go and pitch to one of the leading medical care groups in the UK and one of the leading high street retailers.

“The whole thing is intense. It’s exhausting, you’re sleep deprived, you’re on edge a lot of the time. It’s quite difficult to hold your nerve and make composed and educated and calm decisions. It’s so far removed from reality in that sense.”

For the second week in a row the boys were decimated by Lord Sugar and sidekicks Karen Brady and former winner Tim Campbell.

They secured zero orders for their wizards’ wand while the girls’ space design saw them pick up 11,000 buys and romp to victory.

A major problem with the lads’ product was its brown design resembled a poo. Incredibly, it was the second time in two weeks that their projects had been likened to a turd.

Conor laughed: “I’m honestly convinced they’re hypnotised the branding and product teams to think the brown and green was a good colour. For the record, I had nothing to do with either of those products. It’s so so funny. You couldn’t script it would happen two weeks in a row.”

The former London Irish rugby player joked he had a strong case for “unfair dismissal” after his exit.

He was surprised former RAF Flight Operations Instructor Aaron brought him back into the boardroom, having previously fought his corner in a team discussion.

Of Aaron’s direct attitude, he said: “He’s definitely got a more abrasive style than myself and Nick have, but that’s his prerogative, his way of doing things and it’s not how I conduct myself.

“I’m glad I didn’t get into that arm wrestle with anyone . I’m certainly not happy that I finished 15th but I think if I went down another route and played the game and got really aggressive and direct with people I think that would have potentially been more damaging.”

Conor is now focused on his mobile bar business The 301, which sees him sell booze at events from a Land Rover and horsebox.

He created the brand in four weeks and credits his experience on The Apprentice with helping him succeed.

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Team leader Aaron came in for criticism[/caption]

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