'Where on earth do they find these people?': The nation cringes as Britain's supposed brightest business minds fail to grasp simple spelling on shambolic The Apprentice task 

They're billed as some of the brightest young minds in business, who have been ruthlessly competing for a coveted £250,000 investment in their business.

But Lord Sugar was no doubt questioning the intelligence of his entrepreneurs after they failed to pick up on a simple spelling error during Thursday's episode of The Apprentice.

Tasked with raising public funds to produce reflective gilets for cyclists, Team Titan were almost derailed when Trishna Thakrar wrongly pointed out that they had spelt gilet wrong, insisting that the word needed to two 'L's.  

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Confused? Lord Sugar was no doubt questioning the intelligence of his entrepreneurs after they failed to pick up on a simple spelling error during Thursday's episode of The Apprentice

Twitter immediately went into meltdown following the cringe-worthy exchange, with several viewers admitting that they had doubted themselves and searched for the correct spelling online. 

'Everyone watching the apprentice defo just googled how to spell gilet and realised they actually spelt it right! [sic]' one user wrote, whilst another added: ''The UK suddenly googles the spelling of 'Gilet' #TheApprentice. 

One viewer summarized: 'The nation simultaneously realise they DID know how to spell gilet after all.'

Another viewer despaired at the candidates, tweeting: 'It's not 'gilet' it's 'gillet' where on earth do they find these people? I hope she gets fired just for that #TheApprentice #GiletGate.' 

Oops: Team Titan were almost derailed when Trishna Thakrar wrongly pointed out that they had spelt gilet wrong and insisted that the word needed to two 'L's

Oh dear: Twitter immediately went into meltdown following the cringe-worthy exchange

Hilarious: Viewers were in hysterics at the exchange 

Double checking: Several viewers admitted that they had doubted themselves and searched for the correct spelling online

Reassured: Fans were able to breath a sigh of relief as they realised they were in the right 

'Gilet gate': Another viewer despaired at the candidates but her wish did not come true 

Whilst the candidates may have altered their material to include the now-infamous misspelling, Lord Sugar's aide Claude Littner saved the day by helpfully pointing out the mistake.

Taking Trishna aside, he revealed: ''I'm just having a look at this, I'm surprised by the spelling, that's not how you spell gilet... that's "gillet."'

Overseeing a series of mistakes, the sassy star also took a leaf out of Bart Simpson's phrasebook as he quipped: 'I will eat my shorts if that gets traction on social media. Hashtag concern.' 

Helping hand: The candidates may have altered their material to include the now-infamous misspelling but Claude Littner saved the day by helpfully pointing out the mistake

Tells it like it is: The sassy star also took a leaf out of Bart Simpson's phrasebook as he quipped: 'I will eat my shorts if that gets traction on social media. Hashtag concern'

Red-faced: Making matters worse, in the boardroom, Lord Sugar later pointed out that 'gillet' was a term for a promiscuous lady as he addressed the candidates incredulously 

Making matters worse, in the boardroom, Lord Sugar later pointed out that 'gillet' was a term for a promiscuous lady. 

Looking incredulously at the candidates, he quipped: 'It actually means a loose woman, and you've said on the internet it rides around flashing lights!'   

Thankfully for Team Titan, the pair managed to win the task by a margin of £107 and Team Nebula ending up in the firing line with JD O'Brien ultimately packing his bags.

Fired: Team Nebula ending up in the firing line with JD O'Brien ultimately packing his bags

 

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