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How to watch The Apprentice 2019 online for free: stream from UK or abroad

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Over halfway through series 15 of this show and it's safe to say that The Apprentice 2019 has been quite the roller coaster already. We've already seen the businesswomen and men do almost anything they can to get their hands on that  £250,000 and a place in the sun. Not sure where you can get your fix of this dramatic reality series? Keep reading and we'll show you how to watch The Apprentice online - regardless of where in the world you are.

Who will Alan Sugar pick as his new business partner, and who will get fired? All will be revealed during the following weeks of cutthroat competition. 

The Apprentice online: when's it on?

Episodes of The Apprentice 2019 air weekly on Wednesday nights at 9pm BST on BBC One.

Of course, you can also watch The Apprentice online on the BBC iPlayer.

Now with only six contestants left for this year's Apprentice, the competition is officially underway which means explosive boardrooms, fighting over who is in charge and the whopping £250,000 is the goal. 

Episode eight brought not one but two eliminations - this isn't a first for The Apprentice but it is still quite shocking. Don't worry, we won't tell you in case you're still catching up - what we will tell you instead is that the challenge was coming up with two different songs for two brands.

But now we are ready for a whole new episode with a brand new challenge and of course, elimination. The contestants will definitely have to up their game, especially the ones who have been somewhere in the middle - competition is becoming more brutal by the minute.

Don't miss out on a second of the action - keep reading to find out how you can watch The Apprentice online from anywhere in the world (and we do truly, mean anywhere).

How to watch The Apprentice online for free in the UK:

To watch The Apprentice all you need to do as a UK resident is get onto the BBC. You also need to have paid your licence fee, but that's the law so we're going to presume you've done that! The final will be aired on BBC One which can be watched via an aerial or the internet. 

To watch the show via internet this is possible live using BBC iPlayer or You can also watch the show after it's aired on catch up using BBC iPlayer which is on a host of devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

Stream The Apprentice from anywhere else in the world for free:

If you're out of the country or live abroad but still want to watch the final episodes, fret not, it's still possible. You can access the BBC iPlayer via the app or a dedicated TV streaming website as long as you appear to be in the UK. This is possible using a VPN and

Which VPN is best for you? Our fave is ExpressVPN . And how do you use that to access The Apprentice? Read on to find out all you need to know.

1. Download and install a VPN
The best way to stream The Apprentice for free outside the UK is to download and install a VPN with a free trial or 30-day money back guarantee. We've tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with Express - but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:

The best 3 VPNs for streaming sports online
1. ExpressVPN:  the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and 3 months free
2. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming

2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select anywhere in the UK - it's super easy to do.

3. Go to
The service is free and a great legal way to stream every minute of The Apprentice 2019 - whether in the UK or not.

Who are the contestants on The Apprentice 2019?

Presenting the 16 wannabe businessmen and women

  • Dean Ahmad, 20, Sports Management Agency Owner
  • Scarlett Allen-Horton, 32, Recruitment Company Owner
  • Lewis Ellis, 28, Digital Marketing Project Manager
  • Pamela Laird, 29, Beauty Brand Owner
  • Carina Lepore, 30, Artisan Bakery Owner
  • Lottie Lion, 19, Librarian

Who has already been eliminated?

  • Shahin Hassan, 36, (Chartered Engineer)
  • Kenna Ngoma, 24, Ice Cream Company Owner
  • Souleyman Bah, 20, Para Athlete and Motivational Speaker
  • Lubna Farhan, 33, Finance Manager
  • Riyonn Farsad, 30, Events Manager
  • Iasha Masood, 27, Account Manager
  • Jemelin Artigas 34, Network Marketing Consultant
  • Thomas Skinner, 28, Pillow Company Owner
  • Marianne Ralwins, 23, Risk Management Consultancy Owner

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