The Apprentice is back for its fifteenth series on BBC One for all its regular boardroom banter and business bust-ups.

And while much of the show is the same, there seems to be one core element of the show missing: the team names.

Each year the two teams decide on cringe-worthy – and now iconic – team names such as Synergy, Nebula, and First Forte. But two episodes into the new season and fans have been scratching their heads over what this year’s teams are called.

So, what’s happened to the team names on The Apprentice 2019?

The Apprentice (2019 series 15) – (C) Boundless – Photographer: Ray Burmiston

The Apprentice team names

As usual, each year, the candidates are split by gender in two teams to compete in challenges set by Lord Sugar.

But last year’s series of The Apprentice also had the same issue of no team name for the first couple of episodes.

Team names for series 14 were revealed in episode 3, so there is a chance they will be decided next week (Wednesday, October 16th). This part of the show has not been removed from The Apprentice.

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Claude clears it up

Last season saw adviser Claude Littner clear up the issue and he’s done it again!

When a viewer asked Claude on Twitter why there were no team names on The Apprentice, he replied simply “patience!”

Hopefully it won’t be long until we find out what hilarious names the candidates will choose this year. We can’t wait to see what Ryan-Mark or Lottie – this season’s ‘love to hate’ candidates – have come up with.

What will the teams be called this year?

Until the teams have team names, fans have been coming up with joke names for them.

One viewer took inspiration from the ice cream challenge in episode 2 (Wednesday, October 9th) and decided that the girls should be called “The Ice Maidens” and the boys “The toff frosties.”

Another joked that “disaster” and “no hope” should be the names for the teams this year!

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