Apprentice fans laugh at boys’ toothbrush design as Conor Gilsenan latest to be fired

Fans of The Apprentice flocked to Twitter Thursday night to poke fun at the boys’ toothbrush design – because it’s the second time they’ve created a product that looks like ‘poop’.

For former rugby pro Conor Gilsenan, 28, it was the end of the road after Lord Alan Sugar gave him the boot.

But that was not the topic that abounded on social media, as fans of the boardroom drama couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the boys’ previously planned cruise logo and the brush design. Thursday teeth.

“Can they do it once next week!”: Apprentice fans poked fun at the boys’ toothbrush design with hilarious memes as Conor Gilsenan (pictured) was the last to be fired

The latest task saw the boys and girls battle to create a toothbrush for kids ages six to eight, along with a companion app to encourage brushing.

Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor, led the task for the boys, with Conor as the sub-team leader.

Although the cohort opted for gender neutrality, Conor objected to the decision and came up with a theme for the team to appeal to boys.

Comedic: Fans of the boardroom drama couldn't help but draw comparisons between the boys' previously planned cruise logo and Thursday's toothbrush design

Comedic: Fans of the boardroom drama couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the boys’ previously planned cruise logo and Thursday’s toothbrush design

They derived Whiffy The Wizard as their dental icon, which would encourage children to brush their teeth for as long as needed.

With the intention of making the toothbrush look like a wand, the group ended up choosing brown and green hues.

“Can the boys do it one more time next week?” A comedic tweet read, alongside a side-by-side comparison of the logo and the toothbrush.

The official BBC program feed even joked: “You can’t polish a poop, but you can turn it into a toothbrush and name it Whiffy… [Face with hand over mouth]’.

Take the reins: Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor (left) led the task for the boys, with Conor as the sub-team leader

Take the reins: Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor (left) led the task for the boys, with Conor as the sub-team leader

Conor’s firing came after he came forward as an apps expert – but the end product didn’t talk about it.

Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to win 11,000 toothbrush orders after wowing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design.

Francesca’s original idea – an ordinary orange toothbrush – did not receive rave reviews, however, as Sophie Wilding stressed that their goal is “to attract a child”.

Goodbye: Conor's dismissal came after he came forward as an apps expert - but the end product didn't reflect that

Goodbye: Conor’s dismissal came after he came forward as an apps expert – but the end product didn’t reflect that

Turd-esque?  They derived Whiffy The Wizard as a dental icon, which would encourage children to brush their teeth for as long as needed.

Turd-esque? They derived Whiffy The Wizard as a dental icon, which would encourage children to brush their teeth for as long as needed.

Girl power: Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to win 11,000 toothbrush orders after wowing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design

Girl power: Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to win 11,000 toothbrush orders after wowing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design

End Product: Francesca's initial idea - a solid orange toothbrush - did not receive rave reviews, however, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that their goal is

End product: Francesca’s initial idea – a solid orange toothbrush – did not receive rave reviews, however, as Sophie Wilding stressed that their goal is “to attract a child”

Beauty brand owner Amy Anzel took Francesca’s feelings into consideration, saying, “I’m just worried because Francesca is so specific about what she wants.”

This led Swindon-born Amy to come up with a whole new idea: “I think we need something that a six to eight year old wants to take, that interests them. I don’t think a basic orange toothbrush will do. this.’

A clip from the episode showed the group designing the envisioned toothbrush, with agreement and praise bouncing among them as their creativity flowed with a discussion of rockets, planets and stars.

The girls once again had the edge, but Lord Sugar joked in the boardroom that their app was a bit ‘racy’ for bedtime brushing.

Joke in the boardroom: The girls once again got the upper hand, but Lord Sugar joked in the boardroom that their app was a bit 'racy' for bedtime brushing.

Joke in the boardroom: The girls once again got the upper hand, but Lord Sugar joked in the boardroom that their app was a bit ‘racy’ for bedtime brushing.

EXCLUSIVE “The odds were against me”: Fired Apprentice star Conor Gilsenan attacks Lord Sugar, claiming he only hires candidates with active companies

By Sarah Packer for MailOnline

Conor Gilsenan attacked Lord Sugar claiming he only hired candidates with active companies – after becoming the second apprentice candidate to be made redundant.

The former rugby pro, 28, told MailOnline he understands Lord Sugar is informed about each candidate’s business plan early on in the process and that this plays a huge role in the decisions he makes in the meeting room.

In an exclusive interview, the Irishman, who was not running an established business when the show was filmed but has since put together his business proposition, insists: “The odds were against me.”

‘I was not in this position’: Conor Gilsenan attacked Lord Sugar claiming he only hires candidates with active companies – after becoming the second apprentice candidate to be made redundant

He said: “Lord Sugar is definitely reviewing business plans.

“It would have been great to win him, but looking at previous shows he usually invests in people who have their businesses up and running and established, but I wasn’t in that position so the odds were stacked against me.

“In his defense, he has limited information to make decisions, especially early on.

“He is a very confident and accomplished businessman and I think his abrasiveness style and he is shameless himself has served him well, but I know that is not my leadership style.

“I don’t think it’s as commonly placed in business as it used to be, either.”

‘It’s not my leadership style’: Conor told MailOnline he understands Lord Sugar is informed of each candidate’s business plan early in the process

Conor, who now runs a mobile drinks company called The 301 Bar, refuses to be “defined” by his brief stint on the BBC One show.

Indeed, he even refused to post a photo of his promotional photo on his Instagram to avoid being known among his friends as “the guy who went on The Apprentice”.

He said: “One thing about The Apprentice – it’s a small chapter in my life, and I won’t be defined by it.

Moving on: Conor, who was not running an established business when the show was filmed but has since implemented his business proposition, insists:

Moving on: Conor, who was not running an established business when the show was filmed but has since implemented his business proposition, insists “The odds were against me.”

“It was a fun experience, but I did a lot of other interesting and awesome things like I played professional rugby for nine years, recently got engaged, started a business, I have a large circle of friends around me.

“I’ll talk about it on Instagram eventually, but I sure don’t want to be the guy who went on The Apprentice.

“That was never the goal, I was always a huge fan of the series and I was nine months into my rugby career and the opportunity presented itself and I thought it was there. would put it outside of my comfort zone. “

Conor received the boot after the boys lost for a week in a row, failing to impress Lord Sugar with their wand-inspired electric toothbrush.

Reflecting on his time on The Apprentice, he added, “I’m proud of myself for keeping my cool and being pretty calm, and I’ve never been personal or undermined by anyone.

“Back then I remember leaving and thought I should have done things differently and been more confrontational, but now that I looked at it I think it would have actually haunted me.

“I’d much rather come in, be myself, look like I’m okay and get on with your life rather than go to episode 10 and sound like a bit of a cowardly cannon.”

The Apprentice continues tonight at 9 p.m. on BBC One, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on demand on BBC iPlayer

‘It’s a little chapter in my life’: Conor, who now runs a mobile drink company called The 301 Bar, refuses to be ‘defined’ by his brief stint on the BBC One (photo Alex Short, Aaron Willis and Conor)

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