The Apprentice last night on BBC1 was the typical entertaining hour that those of us who are fans of the show have come to expect. But the show did highlight an appalling lack of "class" from some contestants who believe that their own "class" put them above the rest.
Sir Alan chose to fire Nicholas de Lacy Brown, a straight "A" student and barrister who despite only making a small error on pricing up goods, chose to launch an astonishing attack on his project manager for "not being educated", in that he did not go to a private school and people who "talk about football" were not worthy of his time.
As a result, the project manager called Alex was saved by Sir Alan Sugar seemingly because two toffs had it in for the "normal guy".
Nicholas de Lacy Brown thought on the show afterwards on BBC 2 (The Apprentice - Your Fired), that he came over well, even though the studio audience didn't share his opinion because what the show revealed was a dreadful snobbishness amongst some people still exists where they feel that their school tie counts for much more than the way you treat people.
The good news was that East End boy and self made man Alan Sugar has no time for people who rely on double barrelled names and old school ties, he wants people who can walk the walk, not talk the talk, and I bet plenty of the 6.4 million viewers last night were as pleased as I was to see the patronising toff get fired.