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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May, 2005, 07:56 GMT 08:56 UK
Apprentice TV winner to be chosen
Sir Alan Sugar
Sir Alan Sugar will tell the winner: "You're hired"
Hit reality show The Apprentice ends on Wednesday with the last two candidates battling it out for a 100,000 job with Amstrad tycoon Sir Alan Sugar.

Saira Khan, 34, and Tim Campbell, 27, have beaten 12 other contenders to make it to the last programme.

Their final task is to organise a boat party on the River Thames, using former contestants to help them out.

The show has been a ratings winner for BBC Two and Sir Alan has said he would be prepared to make a second series.

The winner of the final episode, as every other episode, will be the candidate who makes the most money from the task.

US success

One contender will be dismissed with Sir Alan's catchphrase: "You're fired." The winner will be told: "You're hired."

Sir Alan has given his reasons why he picked his final two.

"Saira's not an easy character but she's a decent girl - there's something very powerful about her," he said.

"Tim is like a Ferrari without petrol. He is an empty template and I can mould him."

The BBC series is based on Donald Trump's successful US show The Apprentice, which attracted 20 million viewers.

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