THE Apprentice fans were left gutted last night as the famous Bridge Café wasn’t featured.
The greasy spoon – where the candidates are sent to discuss their tricky tasks following a long, hard day of work – is a much-loved part of the show.
Fans were hoping to see the Bridge Cafe last night
The losers headed to La Cabana instead
But as the series returned to TV last night, the candidates headed to La Cabana instead.
Bosses have in fact been using this second venue, located in Willesden, on and off since 2017, but viewers weren’t impressed.
Taking to Twitter last night, one person wrote: “TAKE THEM TO BRIDGE CAFE IMMEDIATELY #TheApprentice.”
A second moaned: “What happened to bridge cafe? #TheApprentice.”
While a third said: “Please. Let’s see the bridge cafe #theapprentice.”
Filming often takes place in a combination of the two cafes, which are both much-loved by punters despite their slightly rundown appearance.
La Cabana is thought to be used to give a more impressive exterior to the simple Bridge Cafe in the West of the capital.
So much so that Dean Ahmad, who took part in series 15 of The Apprentice, left a gushing review of the place on TripAdvisor after an afternoon spent there.
“At the end of the day, it might look a dive but this cafe is the perfect hideout for when a man is a little emosh,” he wrote of the iconic cafe.
“Found myself here a bit too much lately, through some of the darkest days when in a bit of barney rubble. But for 90p a cup and a quarter pounder that caught my eye a few times, this place definitely deserved a shout out.”
The cafe – which is open to visitors daily – sports a solid 4.5 star review from its visitors, just shy of La Cabana NW10s stellar 4.8 star rating on Google.
Last night saw senior account executive Emma Browne get the boot first after a disastrous first task on the losing team.
The candidates jetted off to the Caribbean following the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions – and were tasked with creating and selling excursions to tourists in Antigua as they were split into two groups – men and women.
18 hopefuls appeared on the show last night – and one was sent home