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The Apprentice's Ross criticised by viewers after labelling himself a genius

He was soon dispatched by Lord Sugar.

The latest fired Apprentice candidate has been described as “stupid” after he flaunted his intelligence in a boardroom showdown with Lord Sugar.

Ross Fretten, 29, became the latest casualty of the BBC programme on Wednesday night after he told the business mogul that “statistically speaking I am very smart”.

“I actually do have the IQ of an official genius, which I’m kind of proud of,” he said, adding: “My IQ does sit in the bracket of genius”.

He was soon dispatched by Lord Sugar and viewers on social media were quick to revel in the assured Fretten’s demise.

@FifiMutoni tweeted: “Ross the genius is gone. Not so genius are ya?! Am not sure I know what he’s done in any of the tasks.”

@StuBram labelled it “one of the greatest moments in boardroom history”.

@Lawlor_Lori posted: “Ross you genius! Ooh wait, no you got fired.”

@Celticpraxis wrote: “Oh, Ross! Who knew a genius could be so utterly, devastatingly STUPID?.”

@Tzimmy1 tweeted: “Ross the genius is apparently not genius enough for the apprentice I see.”

Fretten left after Team Vitality had lost yet another challenge after candidates were tasked with finding a range of objects, including an Amstrad computer and a Tottenham Hotspur scarf for the lowest possible price, to mark Lord Sugar’s 70th birthday.

But after the group made a loss of more than £430, the business mogul singled out Fretten as a “fish out of water” on the show and criticised him for doing too little.

:: The Apprentice returns next Wednesday at 9pm.

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