'Can they do it a turd time next week!': The Apprentice fans mock the boys' toothbrush design with hilarious memes as Conor Gilsenan is the latest to be fired

Fans of The Apprentice flocked to Twitter on Thursday evening to mock the boys' toothbrush design - as it marks the second time they have created a product that resembles a 'turd.' 

For former rugby professional Conor Gilsenan, 28, it was the end of the road after Lord Alan Sugar gave him the boot.

But that was not the topic brimming on social media as fans of the boardroom drama could not help but draw comparisons between the boys' previously-slated cruise logo and Thursday's turd-esque toothbrush design. 

'Can they do it a turd time next week!': The Apprentice fans mocked the boys' toothbrush design with hilarious memes as Conor Gilsenan (pictured) was the latest to be fired

'Can they do it a turd time next week!': The Apprentice fans mocked the boys' toothbrush design with hilarious memes as Conor Gilsenan (pictured) was the latest to be fired

The latest task saw the boys and girls battle it out to create a toothbrush aimed at six to eight-year-old children, as well as an accompanying app to encourage brushing.  

Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor, led the task for the boys, with Conor stepping up as sub team leader.

Despite the cohort opting for gender-neutrality, Conor opposed the decision and took the team down a theme to appeal for boys. 

Comical: Fans of the boardroom drama could not help but draw comparisons between the boys' previously-slated cruise logo and Thursday's turd-esque toothbrush design

Comical: Fans of the boardroom drama could not help but draw comparisons between the boys' previously-slated cruise logo and Thursday's turd-esque toothbrush design

They derived Whiffy The Wizard as their dental icon, who would encourage children to brush their teeth for the necessary amount of time. 

With the intention for the toothbrush to look like a wand, the group ended up choosing brown and green hues. 

'Can the boys do it a turd time next week?' one comical tweet read, alongside a side-by-side comparison of the logo and toothbrush. 

The official feed for the BBC programme even quipped: 'You can't polish a turd, but you can turn it into a toothbrush and name it Whiffy... [Face with hand over mouth]'.

Taking the reins: Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor (l) led the task for the boys, with Conor stepping up as sub team leader

Taking the reins: Aaron Willis, a 38-year-old flight operations instructor (l) led the task for the boys, with Conor stepping up as sub team leader 

Conor's firing came after he manifested himself as an expert with apps - however the end product did not speak this into existence. 

Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to bag 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design.

Francesca's initial idea - a plain orange toothbrush - was not met with glowing reviews however, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that their purpose is 'to attract a child.'   

Bye bye: Conor's firing came after he manifested himself as an expert with apps - however the end product did not reflect this

Bye bye: Conor's firing came after he manifested himself as an expert with apps - however the end product did not reflect this

Turd-esque? They derived Whiffy The Wizard as their dental icon, who would encourage children to brush their teeth for the necessary amount of time

Turd-esque? They derived Whiffy The Wizard as their dental icon, who would encourage children to brush their teeth for the necessary amount of time

Girl power: Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to bag 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design

Girl power: Meanwhile, the girls, led by Francesca Kennedy Wallbank, managed to bag 11,000 toothbrush orders after impressing Superdrug and BUPA with their space-themed design

Final product: Francesca's initial idea - a plain orange toothbrush - was not met with glowing reviews however, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that their purpose is 'to attract a child'

Final product: Francesca's initial idea - a plain orange toothbrush - was not met with glowing reviews however, as Sophie Wilding pointed out that their purpose is 'to attract a child'

Beauty brand owner Amy Anzel took Francesca's feelings into consideration, saying: 'I'm just worried because Francesca is so specific about what she wants.' 

It led Swindon-born Amy to suggest a brand new idea: 'I think we need something that a child aged six to eight wants to pick up, they're interested in. I don't think an orange basic toothbrush is going to do that.'

A snippet from the episode showed the group designing their envisioned toothbrush, agreement and praise bouncing among them as their creative juices flow with discussion of rockets, planets and stars.

The girls came up trumps once again but Lord Sugar did quip in the boardroom that their app was a bit 'racy' for bedtime toothbrushing.  

Boardroom banter: The girls came up trumps once again but Lord Sugar did quip in the boardroom that their app was a bit 'racy' for bedtime toothbrushing

Boardroom banter: The girls came up trumps once again but Lord Sugar did quip in the boardroom that their app was a bit 'racy' for bedtime toothbrushing

 

EXCLUSIVE 'The odds were stacked against me': Fired Apprentice star Conor Gilsenan takes a swipe at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires candidates with active businesses

By Sarah Packer for MailOnline

Conor Gilsenan has taken a swipe at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires contestants with active businesses – after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired.

The former rugby professional, 28, told MailOnline he understands Lord Sugar is made aware of each candidate's business plan from the start of the process and that plays a huge part in the decisions he makes in the boardroom.

In an exclusive interview, the Irishman, who wasn't running an established company at the time of filming the show but has since setup his business proposal, insists: 'The odds were stacked against me.'

'I wasn't in that position': Conor Gilsenan has taken a swipe at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires contestants with active businesses ¿ after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired

'I wasn't in that position': Conor Gilsenan has taken a swipe at Lord Sugar by claiming he only hires contestants with active businesses – after becoming the second Apprentice candidate to be fired

He said: 'Lord Sugar definitely looks at the business plans.

'It would have been great to win it but watching the previous shows he typically invests in people who have their businesses up and running and are established but I wasn't in that position, so the odds were stacked against me.

'In his defence he does have limited information to make decisions, particularly in the early stages.

'He is a very confident and accomplished businessman and I think his style of abrasiveness and he is unapologetically himself has served him well, but I know it's not my style of leadership.

'I don't think that is as commonly placed in business as it used to be either.' 

'It's not my style of leadership': Conor told MailOnline he understands Lord Sugar is made aware of each candidate's business plan from the start of the process

'It's not my style of leadership': Conor told MailOnline he understands Lord Sugar is made aware of each candidate's business plan from the start of the process

Conor, who now runs a mobile drinks business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be 'defined' by his brief stint on the BBC One show.

Indeed, he even refused to post a picture of his promotional shot to his Instagram to avoid being known among his friends as 'the guy that went on The Apprentice.'

He said: 'One thing about The Apprentice – it is a small chapter in my life, and I won't be defined by it.

Moving on: Conor, who wasn't running an established company at the time of filming the show but has since setup his business proposal, insists: 'The odds were stacked against me'

Moving on: Conor, who wasn't running an established company at the time of filming the show but has since setup his business proposal, insists: 'The odds were stacked against me'

'It was a fun experience, but I've done a lot of other interesting and great things like I've played professional rugby for nine years, I recently got engaged, I set up a business, I have a great circle of friends around me.

'I will post about it on Instagram eventually, but I definitely do not want to be the guy that went on The Apprentice.

'That was never the objective, I have always been a massive fan of the show and I was nine months out of my rugby career and the opportunity arose and I thought it would put it outside of my comfort zone.'

Conor was given the boot after the boys lost for a consecutive week, failing to impress Lord Sugar with their wand inspired electric toothbrush. 

Reflecting on his time on The Apprentice, he added: 'I am proud of myself that I kept my cool and I was quite composed, and I never got personal or undercut at anyone throughout.

'At the time I remember leaving and thought I should have done things differently and have been more confrontational but now I've watched it I think that would have actually haunted me.

'I would much rather go in, be myself, come across as okay and get on with your life rather than get to episode 10 and come across as a bit of a loose cannon.'  

The Apprentice continues tonight at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You're Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer 

'It's a small chapter in my life': Conor, who now runs a mobile drinks business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be 'defined' by his brief stint on the BBC One show (pictured Alex Short, Aaron Willis, and Conor)

'It's a small chapter in my life': Conor, who now runs a mobile drinks business called The 301 Bar, refuses to be 'defined' by his brief stint on the BBC One show (pictured Alex Short, Aaron Willis, and Conor)

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The Apprentice fans mock the boys' toothbrush design as Conor Gilsenan is the latest to be fired 

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