Who won The Apprentice 2016 tonight? Winner revealed after final task

The Apprentice 2016 winner revealed: Who won The Apprentice UK

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The Apprentice 2016 winner has been revealed tonight by Lord Sugar in the final task.

After 12 weeks of competition, tough tasks and battles both in and out of the boardroom, this evening was The Apprentice 2016 final.

Alana Spencer and Courtney Wood for the final two and they had to launch their businesses.

The pair then faced off in the boardroom with Lord Sugar one final time before the winner was declared.

Who won The Apprentice 2016?

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After a tense final boardroom, Lord Sugar declared Alana Spencer the winner of The Apprentice 2016.

The 24-year old baker beat the other 17 candidates in the 12th series of The Apprentice, to win a £250,000 business investment and 50/50 partnership with Lord Sugar.

In the final, Alana pitched her bakery business while rival Courtney showcased his novelty gift store.

The pair enlisted the help of former candidates to create a brand, advertisement and pitch.

Alana and Courtney then had to present their business plans to 200 industry experts plus Lord Sugar himself.

After Lord Sugar heard feedback from the experts, he called the final two to the boardroom for one last time.

In the boardroom, Lord Sugar made his final decision after the candidates’ last impassioned pleas for his investment: "It’s a tough one, but I’ve got to make a decision, and go with my gut feeling. So, Alana, you’re going to be my business partner.”

After learning of her win, Alana said: “It’s amazing, I think I’m still in shock! But I’m incredibly excited about the future of ‘By Alana’ and about working with Lord Sugar – I can’t wait to get started.”

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Explaining his choice, Lord Sugar said: “I chose Alana because she went on a great journey. Week 1, Week 2, she looked like she was dead meat.

"But this is what The Apprentice is about, people pick it up as they go along, which she did. Her determination and her business plan was the best. She’s a very bubbly, intelligent young lady – I know she got a bit intimidated when I spoke to her a few times in the boardroom, but she came through very, very well.”

The Apprentice will return to TV next year for a brand new series.

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