David Odhiambo, Young Apprentice 2012

It’s that time of year again where we can recline back in our sofas to watch a bunch of egotistical, self-obsessed, pretentious suit wearing hopefuls completely humiliate themselves while trying to become the UK’s next business mogul. And these are all teenagers.

The Junior Apprentice is back along with its infamous characters, one being 17-year-old David Odhiambo, originally from Kenya – the land of Barack Obama; well, his dad anyway.

The former head-boy at Barnfield West Academy, Luton, achieved a staggering 13 A* to A grades at G.C.S.E level. He said of his achievement

I had to come in at weekends, half term, sometimes from 7am, but I’m so glad we did.

So David’s a smart guy, but judging by his generic Apprentice styled one-liner – we might have to prepare to cringe whenever he’s on screen. It is traditional for the soundbites to be ridiculously bad and David’s didn’t disappoint. His says:

I have a disease called megalomania; this is a condition that means I am highly obsessed with wealth, power and omnipotence.


Original, we know. We’re fully expecting him to be a completely arrogant and obnoxious upstart. But he’ll probably be really sweet and phone his mum every night, cry on screen about missing his little siblings (whom he wakes up and prepares for school every morning) and pray every night before bed.

The Luton raised student also hopes that one day he will be studied in history *Rolls Eyes*

However, David apparently still keeps himself grounded by working as a paperboy and as a part time tutor.

The Young Apprentice starts on Thursday 1 November at 8pm on BBC One. Let the bragging begin.