The next series of UK reality TV show "The Apprentice" is drumming up lots of publicity ahead of its launch later this week for all the wrong reasons. In a Photoshop fail reminiscent of Vanity Fair's extra limb disaster earlier in the year, a number of the contestants have been given three hands in their promo shots.
Producers have been accused of a Photoshop fail after sharp-eyed fans noticed contestant Kayode Damali had three hands in his promotional photo. He has his arms folded in the shot, but his left hand appears unconventionally long, giving the impression that his "hand" is formed from two different photos featuring two different hand positions.
Another candidate, Frank Brooks, suffered a near-identical issue, with his hand appearing substantially longer than normal. His right wrist can be seen under his left arm, with his fingertips halfway up.
Naturally, the images were spread across Twitter, with using mocking the error. Many UK media outlets also ran the story, with one calling it “hilariously bad.”
So, is it the result of trying to Photoshop several pictures together? According to a spokesperson for the BBC, there was no Photoshop involved, and instead what you’re seeing is an “odd lighting illusion,” and that the extra hands are “merely a trick of the camera.”
What’s the verdict? Rogue Photoshopping or a trick of the light?
Photo credit: Jim Marks via BBC.