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Who is The Apprentice's Conor Gilsenan and what's his Instagram?

The Apprentice series 16 is set to debut on Thursday, January 6. Meet this season’s candidate Conor Gilsenan.

Over the years, the entrepreneurial show has won many hearts with its one-of-a-kind concept.

The Apprentice’s candidates are thrown into the deep end of the business world as they try to come up with enticing marketing campaigns for a brand new cruise liner. Tasks include creating an appealing brand and TV advertisement.

Competing on the show this season is corporate executive Conor Gilsenan… So, who is he?

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Who is Conor Gilsenan?

Conor is an Irish former professional rugby player.

His LinkedIn reveals that he played with the London Irish Rugby club until 2020. The sportsman was with the club for seven years between 2014 till 2020.

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After pursuing his passion for Rugby, the star is now a Sales Executive for FIS Capital Market in London.

Conor’s Linkedin also reveals that on the weekends, he runs a mobile events company called The 301 Bar that manages live sporting and music events.

Meet Conor on Instagram

Conor has close to 6,000 Instagram followers. The star’s IG showcases his love and passion for sports.

He also shares pictures with his fiance, family and friends quite often.

From his IG we also know that Conor is a dog-lover.

Talking to the BBC about his upcoming gig on The Apprentice, the star said, “I’m going to be the corporate panther in the boardroom, I’m going to get it done, and I’m going to be Lord Sugar’s perfect business partner.”

Meet the other candidates on The Apprentice 2022

Conor is among the 16 candidates on The Apprentice’s 2022 instalment.

Some of the other contestants are as follows:

Aaron Willis, 38: Flight Operations Instructor
Akeem Bundu-Kamara, 29: Strategy Manager for a financial firm
Akshay Thakrar, 28: Owner of a digital marketing agency
Alex Short, 27: Owner of a commercial cleaning company
Amy Anzel, 48: Owner of a beauty brand
Brittany Carter, 25: Hotel Front of House manager
Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, 26: Owner of a sustainability company
Harry Mahmood, 35: Regional Operations Manager
Harpreet Kaur, 30: Owner of a dessert parlour
Kathryn Louise Burn, 29: Owner of an online pyjama store
Navid Sole, 27: Pharmacist
Nick Showering, 31: Finance manager
Sophie Wilding, 31: Owner of a boutique cocktail bar
Shama Amin, 41: Owner of a children’s day nursery
Stephanie Affleck, 28: Owner of an online children’s store



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Disha is a Political Science graduate from the University of Mumbai, India, who loves languages, reading, and writing about cinema and culture. She loves finding out about the latest entertainment trends and being the first to cover celebrity news. When she's not writing about the latest trending online series, Disha enjoys running.