Apprentice 2019 candidate Lewis Ellis: age, job, Ayia Napa hoax

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Fan of YouTube pranksters and #fakenews? Then 2019 Apprentice candidate Lewis Ellis is your man.

The BBC boardroom present is again with 15 model new candidates vying to win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 funding.

As all the time, our new recruits are a wholesome mixture of formidable and deluded, satisfied their enterprise plans are those Lord Sugar ought to again.

However earlier than we get to the nitty gritty of enterprise plans, the hopefuls should first work collectively to finish a sequence of duties beneath the watchful eyes of Karren Brady and Claude Littner as a way to impress Lord Sugar himself.

Right here’s all you have to find out about Lewis Ellis – the digital advertising mission supervisor who’s eager to workforce up with the enterprise mogul.

Lewis Ellis: The Info

Age: 28

Occupation: Digital Advertising Mission Supervisor

Lives: Lancashire

YouTube: lostboylewis

LinkedIn: Lewis Ellis

What does Lewis Ellis do?

Sure, Lewis is a Digital Advertising Mission Supervisor by day, and likewise has expertise as a marketing consultant – however it’s possible you’ll recognise him from past the boardroom.

Again in 2016, the 28-year-old managed to idiot your complete world after joking he and two buddies had by chance travelled from celebration island Ayia Napa, Crete, to Syria on a fishing boat.

The membership rep posted a sequence of pictures on Snapchat documenting the sorry story – earlier than admitting on his Fb web page that it was all a hoax.

Whereas he nonetheless posts on his YouTube channel LostBoyLewis, our prankster has seemingly grown up a bit in more moderen years, now posting interviews with influential enterprise homeowners on his channel. He defined he hoped to begin his personal enterprise quickly, and needed recommendation on how to achieve success – so he ought to be ready for The Apprentice to say the least.

Outdoors of fooling the world’s press, Lewis’s CV (out there to learn on his LinkedIn account) sees the candidate boast about studying a brand new talent each six months, driving a bike, being an completed skier – and having as soon as been a Latin and Ballroom dancer.

What are Lewis Ellis’s abilities?

A self-proclaimed “maverick” who doesn’t wish to observe the foundations, Lewis is assured of his competitiveness and willpower – nonetheless, he’s not obtained a lot of a poker face as he typically betrays his true emotions along with his vivid facial expressions.

Lewis provides on his CV: “I’m the kind of one who likes to get the job performed. I’m a fixer, a doer, and love a problem. I’ve all the time gone the additional mile and am always pushing myself to succeed.

“I attempt to discover the enjoyable facet in even essentially the most laborious of duties and all the time try to make others smile. My objectives are nice and I’ll cease at nothing to achieve them. The distinction between me and all others, I’m prepared to outwork anybody.”

The Apprentice launches Wednesday 2nd October at 9pm, BBC One

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