The start date for the new series of The Apprentice has been announced.
The show is set to return to the BBC on Thursday October 6. Loyal fans of the show will have noted the schedule change – The Apprentice is normally scheduled for a Wednesday night, however, Lord Sugar and the candidates’ latest boardroom antics will now be aired on Thursdays instead.
The official Twitter account for The Apprentice shared the news, making a clever firing quip in true Lord Sugar style.
— The Apprentice (@bbcapprentice) September 22, 2016
Lord Sugar himself also took to Twitter to confirm the change of day, encouraging fans to spread the word.
Breaking news : Apprentice is back on 6th October BBC-1 at 9pm. IT IS NOW ON THURSDAY .Pass the word NOT WEDNESDAY
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) September 22, 2016
Whilst Lord Sugar, Karren Brady and Claude Littner will be making a return on the main show, there is some change to its spin-off, The Apprentice: You’re Fired. Following Jack Dee’s departure, it was announced this week that Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert will be taking over the helm. He will be discussing the outgoing candidates’ performance with a variety of business experts and celebrities.
On his appointment, Rhod said: “As a massive fan of The Apprentice, I can’t wait to start hosting You’re Fired. As someone who has been fired from 24 jobs in six series of my BBC work experience show, I feel I have what it takes to empathise with the candidates who’ve been so cruelly rejected, and provide a shoulder for them to cry on.”
With the new series around the corner, we’re only a matter of weeks before finding out who could be Lord Sugar’s new business partner, and we can’t wait!
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