The Apprentice rumoured line-up including ex-Waterloo Road actor and TikTok star

BBC series The Apprentice has shot budding entrepreneurs and business owners to fame in recent years – but some of the class of 2023 seem to have already found fame in their own right.

The popular reality TV series returns to our TV screens next year, with 18 new candidates all competing to win a life-changing £250,000 investment in their businesses.

Lord Sugar will once again be joined by his trusted advisors Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell MBE, along with Claude Littner, who returns for two episodes.

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However before stepping into the boardroom, some of the candidates may already be familiar to viewers, and here, Daily Star takes a closer look at some of the rumoured 2023 candidates, according to The Sun.

Reece Donnelly

Reece Donnelly is one of the 2023 Apprentice candidates – but TV viewers may recognise him from a number of other series.

Not only a budding entrepreneur, it seems Reece is a talented performer, after appearing on Britain's Got Talent in 2022.

That's not all, as he also appeared in BBC series Waterloo Road and TV adverts for T-Mobile after landing his first acting role on CBBC at the age of six years old.

His passion for acting also led Reece to found his Theatre School in Scotland in 2017.

Victoria Goulbourne

Victoria Goulbourne is the owner of business The Sweet Life, which is said to be "The UK's most instagrammable pick 'n' mix."

However, the business owner is also a TikTok sensation, with more than 42k followers on the platform, and a huge 12.7k followers on Instagram.

The Apprentice star can often be found flaunting her toned physique on her Instagram page, with the star sharing snaps of her stunning figure on the platform, including one sizzling snap in a tiny burgundy swim suit.

She also shares snaps into her travels, with Victoria recently visiting Asia and currently based in Saigon, Vietnam.

Away from social media, she also hopes to open high street retail branches of The Sweet Life in the UK.

Dani Donovan

Dani Donovan has certainly made a name for herself through Instagram, after promoting her business Mermane Hair on the social media platform.

The entrepreneur has more than 6k followers on Instagram, where she shares behind the scenes snaps of customers having their own hair extensions fitted.

That's not all, as Dani also launched her own retail store before the age of 21 years old, and launched her own accredited training academy for hair extensions.

Rochelle Anthony

Dani Donovan is not the only 2023 contestant hoping to win investment for their hair business, as she is joined by another budding hair salon owner.

Rochelle Anthony runs The Dollshouse Salon in Milton Keynes, where customers can be treated to services including hair extensions and glamorous make-overs.

The salon has been so successful that Rochelle was honoured with the Best Local Business Award in 2018.

That's not all, as the entrepreneur has also amassed a huge 22,000 followers on Instagram, with the business itself worth more than £60k.

Avi Sharma

Avi Sharma is an entrepreneur and author, with the 2023 candidate reported to have published an e-book in the past.

The Sun reports that Avi announced on social media that he had quit his job in September in order to "follow his dreams," with the entrepreneur formerly working for a bank.

They also report that he is keen to launch his own presenting career and offers public speaking roles, saying that he is available for coaching and offers an insight on how to "smash your interview" while also "goal setting for winners".

Megan Hornby

Megan Hornby is another business owner hoping to appeal to Lord Sugar's sweet tooth, after launching her business, Candy Shop.

The entrepreneur opened two outlets in her hometown of Hull, East Yorkshire following the pandemic, which sells confectionary alongside sweet treats such as milkshakes and desserts.

Speaking to The Mirror about her business, Megan said: "I really didn't think I'd be doing this well."

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