The Apprentice 2011: Accountant Edward Hunter is first to be fired as the new series kicks off

The Apprentice 2011: Accountant Edward Hunter is first to be fired as the new series kicks off

The Apprentice 2011: Accountant Edward Hunter is first to be fired as the new series kicks off

10:49 PM on 10th May 2011

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You”re fired! Edward Hunter was the first to be shown the door by Lord Sugar as the new series of The Apprentice kicked off tonight

Not impressed: Lord Sugar was unimpressed with Edward

Not impressed: Lord Sugar was unimpressed with Edward”s comments in the boardroom as he tried to defend himself

Loss: The group lost the fruit and vegetable task to the girls

Loss: The group lost the fruit and vegetable task to the girls” Team Venutre

Celebrating: The girls leave the boardroom after learning they had won the taskCelebrating: The girls leave the boardroom after learning they had won the task

Celebrating: The girls leave the boardroom after learning they had won the task

Back in the boardroom: The newest recruits return to our screens tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. Sir Alan takes them with turning 250 of fruit and veg into cool hard cash

Back in the boardroom: The newest recruits return to our screens tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. Sir Alan takes them with turning 250 of fruit and veg into cool hard cash

Preparations: The girls

Preparations: The girls” team, led by Melody, discuss their tactics for the task and decide on the name Team Venture

Taking the vote: The boys disagree on the team name but in the end go for Team Logic

Taking the vote: The boys disagree on the team name but in the end go for Team Logic

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Don”t give up your day job: The Girls team, Venture find the fruit and veg task problematic when they opt for a pasta dish

Cooking up a storm: Susan and Edna take charge in the kitchen as the team prepare their fruit salads

Cooking up a storm: Susan and Edna take charge in the kitchen as the team prepare their fruit salads

Plans turned to pulp: Alex Britez Cabral and Glenn Ward from the boys team Logic are left hand-squeezing the oranges for their fruit juice

Plansturned to pulp: Alex Britez Cabral and Glenn Ward from the boys team Logic are left hand-squeezing the oranges for their fruit juice

Too much technology The blender appeared too technical for the boys team

Too much technology The blender appeared too technical for the boys team

Doh! Edward struggles as the pressure mounts during the team

Doh! Edward struggles as the pressure mounts during the team”s first task

This is what we do: Edward struggles to be authoritative as he leads his team

This is what we do: Edward struggles to be authoritative as he leads his team

Plush: The contestants make their way into their temporary abode in Richmond-Upon-Thames

Plush: The contestants make their way into their temporary abode in Richmond-Upon-Thames

Nice outfits! The girls

Nice outfits! The girls” fruit salad team sell their wares in Canary Wharf, but are stunned when they run out of fruit to sell

You need your five a day! The girls then made their way to Euston Station to help selling the vegetable pasta

You need your five a day! The girls then made their way to Euston Station to help selling the vegetable pasta

Soup time: The boys chose to sell their tomato soup in Liverpool Street station

Soup time: The boys chose to sell their tomato soup in Liverpool Street station

Dishing it up: The boys feed the hungry commuters with hot tomato soup

Dishing it up: The boys feed the hungry commuters with hot tomato soup

Celebration: The girls return to the house after their victory to a champagne reception

Celebration: The girls return to the house after their victory to a champagne reception

Cheers: The girls clink glasses as they celebrate winning the first task of the new series

Cheers: The girls clink glasses as they celebrate winning the first task of the new series

Fighting his corner: Edward chose to take Leon and Gavin back into the boardroom, but couldn

Fighting his corner: Edward chose to take Leon and Gavin back into the boardroom, but couldn”t save himself

Goodbye: Lord Sugar points as he fires Edward, the first contestant to be fired from this series

Goodbye: Lord Sugar points as he fires Edward, the first contestant to be fired from this series