Apprentice Fans Left Fuming After Lord Alan Sugar Fails To Pick A Winner!

18 December 2017, 08:36 | Updated: 18 December 2017, 08:46

Lord Sugar Apprentice final

Viewers of the show slammed the business magnate's final decision as a cop-out following a tense final on Sunday night.

Fans of The Apprentice were met with an unexpected twist as the series 14 came to a dramatic close.

The tense final saw hopefuls James White and Sarah Lynn go head to head in a last-ditch battle to win over Lord Sugar as a business partner and bag £250,000 for their prospective start-ups.

Following twelve weeks of brutal firings by Lord Sugar, eager fans watched from the edge of their seats to see who would be crowned the winner.

However, fans were left shocked as a stumbling Lord Sugar mulled over his decision only to double his investment and hire both candidates as his business partners.

The move has since been slammed by fans, who have previously enjoyed his cut-throat decisions in the past, with many branding his actions on Sunday night as a "total cop out" after admitting he was unsure about who to hire.

Many viewers took to Twitter to vent their fury about the shocking plot twist, which occurred for the first time in the show's 13-season history.

Elsewhere, fans weren't so impressed with the business pitches being put forward, with some failing to see how Sarah and James' respect business and IT recruitment firm were going to be successful. 

Despite the backlash from fans, finalists James and Sarah have since expressed their delight at both being able to walk away with the cash and start working on their businesses full time.

James revealed to MailOnline: "Lord Sugar couldn’t make a decision. It was definitely different for this to be the result, but he felt it was unfair to give it to one and not the other. I feel amazing about it; I'm so glad we could both win!"

Sarah added: "It's a win/win for us. I never expected this as an outcome but it was such a joy when Lord Sugar said he was going to make this double investment."

"Both services that our companies offer are different, and he's spoken highly of us both through the process. But no-one expected it."

Not the result we were hoping for but good luck to them both!