They may spend their days running around bargaining, bartering and let's face it mostly bickering but this year's The Apprentice candidates are definitely not on a budget when it comes to accommodation.
Zoopla have revealed that the house that they have been staying in and it's seriously luxe. The property situated on John Street in Bloomsbury, West London has an estimated value of £7,626,000 and commanded a rental value of over £17,117 per month when it was last listed on Zoopla in October last year. We guess Lord Sugar is footing the bill.
So, what exactly does £17,117 per month get you? Well, the Georgian house consists of five en-suite bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, a large garden and a spacious roof terrace. Plus there's accommodation for "staff" too natch! The interior decor is anything but Georgian inspired with leopard print rugs, mirrored tables and neon coloured furnishings.
So how does Zoopla know this house is the one? They say: "A production company believed to be filming the new series of The Apprentice started an eight-week shoot on John Street. When we checked it out, we found residents’ parking permits were reportedly suspended outside numbers 34 to 36 to allow access to filming. And today we spotted a tell-tale clip of the interior of a home we recognised from our research."
John Street is a popular filming location with Mission Impossible plus TV series including Mr Selfridge, Lucan and 24 all shooting scenes on the road. The average property on the street is divided up into apartments and offices and that valued at an average of £2.5m.
The area is mainly known for being the legal quarter of London, featuring four legal Inns of Court - Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn – which date back to the 14th Century. Authour Charles Dickens former family house on Doughty Street close to John Street, has now been transformed into the Dickens Museum, attracting lots of visitors to the area each month.
This is the first time the candidates have stayed in Bloomsbury, previous properties have been North of the river including Highgate and Hampstead Heath.
The Apprentice starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One.