AN Apprentice star from Westhoughton has made it through to next week after being grilled by Lord Alan Sugar.

Aaron Willis was lucky to not be fired by the famous business tycoon as his team failed their challenge.

The flight operations instructor was the project manager for the episode aired last night, Thursday, January 13, with a task to design an electric toothbrush for children.

Despite little experience in the field, Aaron himself volunteered to project manage the task for the boys team, which included building an educational app to go alongside the toothbrush.

Aaron, Nick Showering, and sub-manager Connor Gilsenan were brought back into the boardroom, where they attempted to pin the blame on each other as they struggled to get through to next week.

The trio were reprimanded for not following the brief as they had changed a gender neutral avatar to one of a male.

Ultimately Connor was fired, but was not happy about it, as he said: "Aaron, he should have gone home. It's a tough one to take but I've had plenty of setbacks in my rugby career, and this is the first major one in my new career, and I'll bounce back."

Aaron has now been dropped as project manager for next week's task, with Nick taking on the role instead.

The new series started two weeks ago and airs from 9pm, with contestants competing to win the life-changing £250,000 investment for their business.

The BBC describe Aaron as having served in the RAF for 12 years as a flight operations instructor, Aaron has set out to start his own security business.

From travelling all around the world and previously working as a milkman, horseman and butcher, this outgoing and full of life salesman is ‘hungry for success’ and at a stage now, where he ‘can’t let anyone stand in his way.'

He told the BBC: “My strongest point is that I can sell to anybody and I think that’s the reason why my business will be a success, because people will buy from me.”

The first episode of The Apprentice was watched by 4.6 million people, making it the show’s most popular launch since 2017.