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Apprentice viewers cringe as a candidate calls rhinos 'ELEPHANTS' during a South African safari

Apprentice viewers cringe as a candidate calls rhinos ‘ELEPHANTS’ during a South African safari

Apprentice viewers cringe as a candidate calls rhinos ‘ELEPHANTS‘ while leading a South African safari – after boasting he ‘knew everything about animals’SPOILER ALERT The Apprentice returned last night with tasks taking place in South AfricaCandidate Riyonn Farsad was part of a team leading a safari near Cape TownDuring the tour, he pointed to rhinos and called them ‘elephants‘ The cringe-worthy moment left viewers in hysterics and dozens took to Twitter

The Apprentice viewers were left in stitches after a candidate mistook rhinos for elephants on last night’s episode.

Events manager Riyonn Farsad, 30, from south London, made the embarrassing blunder while leading a safari through Aquila Game Reserve, near Cape Town. 

Pointing to rhinos grazing nearby, he said: ‘And if you look to your left now, there are the elephants.’  

Events manager Riyonn Farsad, 30, left, identified rhinos as elephants while leading a safari through Aquila Game Reserve, near Cape Town, on The Apprentice last night

Pointing to rhinos grazing nearby, pictured, he said: ‘And if you look to your left now, there are the elephants.’ The mishap prompted giggles from his teammates – and the paying customers

The moment didn’t go unnoticed by viewers, who were quick to comment on social media

The mishap prompted giggles from his teammates – and their paying customers. Riyonn quickly recovered, joking: ‘I don’t have my glasses on.’ 

It was all the more toe-curling as earlier in the episode Riyonn had boldly claimed he ‘knew everything about animals.’ 

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The moment didn’t go unnoticed by viewers, who were quick to comment on social media. 

One tweeted: ‘If you look to your left you will see the elephants.eh.they are rhinos mate.’

Several viewers posted tongue-in-cheek snaps showing rhinos and captioned them ‘elephants

Another added: ‘That has to be the best mistake ever on the #TheApprentice thinking the rhino was an elephant.’

A third wrote: ‘Not hard to Google a few facts about about rhinos. Like, let’s say, they’re not elephants #theapprentice.’

Several others posted tongue-in-cheek memes showing rhinos and captioned them ‘elephants‘. 

The mishap was all the more toe-curling Riyonn (centre in red) had boldly claimed he ‘knew everything about animals’ while planning the tour earlier in the episode

Split into teams based on gender, the candidates were immediately flown to South Africa and tasked with planning and leading tours around Cape Town. Pictured, the men’s team on safari

Cameras followed the tour as they approached the rhinos, pictured, which Riyonn misidentified. The candidate quickly recovered, joking: ‘I don’t have my glasses on’

The BBC1 show kicked off with one of the most ambitious tasks in the show’s history.

Split into teams based on gender, the candidates were immediately flown to South Africa and tasked with planning and leading tours around Cape Town.

The women plumped for a vineyard tour, while the men chose a safari

While both teams suffered setbacks, it was the women who eventually triumphed. 

Candidate Shahin Hassan, who failed to stand out in the sales task, became the first hopeful fired from the process. 

While both teams suffered setbacks, it was the women who eventually triumphed and the men ended up back in the boardroom. Candidate Shahin Hassan (standing far right) was fired

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