Two pharmacists are set to feature as contestants on the upcoming 2022 series of the BBC’s The Apprentice, which follows 16 entrepreneurs in their attempt to win £250,000 worth of investment from Lord Alan Sugar.

Navid Sole, who graduated from King's College with a Master’s in Pharmacy in 2017, hopes to create a successful pharmacy business with the help and expertise of Lord Sugar. 

Although his name does not appear on the GPhC register, 27-year-old Mr Sole claimed on his Apprentice candidate profile to be ‘a qualified pharmacist’ as well as a ‘Nicki Minage superfan’.  

The London- based pharmacist described himself as ‘quirky and unique’ and said he plans to ‘stay true’ to himself throughout The Apprentice process. 

According to his Instagram profile, the young pharmacist runs a successful Nicki Minaj fan page boasting over 386k followers.  

Mr Sole has also garnered his own fair share of fame having appeared on several reality TV shows including: Rich Kids Go Skint and Eating with my Ex.  

Meanwhile, another pharmacist Haroon ‘Harry’ Mahmood, a pharmacy manager at a Well pharmacy in Darlaston, hopes that he and Lord Sugar can work together to develop his bath bomb business and become the ‘bad boys of the bath bomb world’. 

On his candidate profile, Mr Mahmood described himself as an ‘Asian version of Lord Sugar’.  

He also said he was ‘inspired by the kindness of his grandparents’ and ‘wants to help and support people’. 

Two years ago, 35-year-old Mr Mahmood was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the community.  

The new series of The Apprentice airs on BBC One on Thursday 6 January at 9pm.