Kettering man hoping to impress Lord Sugar as The Apprentice starts tonight

Karthik Nagesan Picture: BBC
Karthik Nagesan Picture: BBC

Will the owner of a Kettering company be able to impress in the boardroom when The Apprentice returns to our screens tonight?

Karthik Nagesan owns a Kettering-based IT consulting company and is one of 18 new candidates starring in the new series of BBC1’s The Apprentice.

The 33-year-old will be taking on the challenges set by Lord Alan Sugar for the new series of the popular show.

According to the profile on the BBC’s website, Mr Nagesan says his friends would describe him “as a born leader who takes charge and blazes a trail”.

Karthik cites his role model as Alexander the Great because he was “a master strategist and a brilliant tactician”.

He believes he is firm yet polite, making him the ultimate ‘human magnet’, the website adds.

He is also quoted as saying, “If I wanted to be like everyone else, I’d have waxed my monobrow”.

In his interview video, he says: “I’ve got a nice little – nice big – monobrow.

“For the last 10 years, people have been telling me: ‘Pluck it out, be like everybody else, have two eyebrows,’ but Karthik – or the big K – is not somebody who’s like everybody else.”

The new series starts at 9pm on BBC One tonight.

The first episode will see the candidates selling collectables at Wimbledon car boot sale, where they will be under the close scrutiny of Lord Sugar’s trusted aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner.