The task; to make high end ice lollies for a corporate company; create & sell appealing ice lollies to the public and the winner would be the team with the most profit!
With Carina Project Manager, actively encouraged by Lottie, not yet prepared to step up and put her neck on the line – but it was only Week 2!
Lottie is someone who likes to be in the limelight and have the spotlight firmly on her at all times, so when she was offered the role of Sub Team Leader but declined putting forward Marianne instead, immediately
viewers were on high alert by her game playing antics!
Although young and inexperienced, (although the way she dresses gives the impression of someone much older) she has enough
confidence for all the candidates in this process and doesn’t appear to be someone who does anyone else a favour without there being something in it for her!
takes the role after being put forward by Lottie whose experience she feels is more suited.
Lottie did contribute positively in making suggestions for the theme for their
lollies before moving into the pitching team which was supposed to be managed by Marianne but who for this task seemed to lose the power of speech with no ability to lead giving Lottie endless opportunities to take centre stage and grab camera time –
Unfortunately she utilises this whether she had something of relevance and worth to say or not! Consequently, from the off her style of how she would stay in the process was demonstrated.
Lottie is an attention seeker, obviously someone who has been told from a very young age how wonderful she is and so she believes it and has a can do attitude. The latter I am all for in life as it is good to be flexible and adaptable
enough to turn your hand to different things and have a coping mechanism that can be triggered to survive various situations.
But where Lottie goes wrong is her immaturity
for this process will always shine through when competing against others with more experience (even though by looking at all the candidates it is easier to identify their flaws than the impressive talents they all like to brag about).
When Scarlett took the women away from the negotiating table, even though Lottie who was a main part of the negotiating showed her immaturity by not reversing this and sealing the deal. Instead she followed
this poor decision, began whispering, keeping a client waiting and then when they all returned to the table – no one had the ability to calculate the correct price. Lottie apologises for their inability to add up as a miscommunication. Why
do confident people think their bullshit sounds so much better than anyone else’s? This will be one of her downfalls – always having an answer no matter what that looks like!
Quick to gush over how their corporate lollies turned out, had she simply put herself into the punters place she would have realised that to place a whole sprig of rosemary inside each lolly was a big no no – who wants to suck on a
sprig of rosemary? Rosemary is very overpowering in taste and smell and is sharp to the touch. She did suggest for those lollies with a noticeable amount of foliage sticking out to trim them but instead of working collaboratively as a team instead she
pissed off Jemelin and Lubna by her curt responses. Already people are beginning to become vocal about Lottie being difficult to work with. But in Lottie’s world she thinks this is good? – immaturity once again!
Consequently a large percentage of the lollies were not saleable and once again Lottie made a total tit of herself by guessing how many lollies were good enough to pass on to Patch (the corporate
company who demonstrated patience above and beyond whilst dealing with this amateurs!).
The girls won the task only because the boys were even more rubbish than them!
Lottie thinks that being the loudest, the rudest, the ones with all the answers even if they are not the right ones is the way she is going to become Lord Sugars Business partner.
The latter I cannot see happening as I am positive, he hasn’t got the time or inclination to work with a petulant child who has a naturally spiteful and mean streak giving her the likeability factor of zero.
Can Lottie show that there is more to her that is pleasing to see?
Watch this space! …..