The apprentice is back! Lord Sugar poses with Karren Brady and former champion Tim Campbell

The apprentice is back! Lord Sugar poses with Karren Brady and former champ Tim Campbell in the boardroom ahead of next month’s premiere – after the show was on hiatus for two years due to a pandemic

  • The Apprentice will air every Thursday at 9 p.m. on BBC One starting January 6, 2022, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two










The Apprentice will return for his 16th round in January.

The award-winning BBC business show will debut in its new Thursday night slot from January 6, promising plenty of fireworks in the highly anticipated comeback – with Lord Sugar darker than ever in a new advertising plan.

The 74-year-old Amstrad mogul is joined by longtime ally and advisor Baroness Karren Brady and first-round winner Tim Campbell, who replaces injured Claude Littner for the series. Claude is recovering from several surgeries after a serious accident.

Filming for this series was due to start in the spring of 2020 but the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the BBC to postpone production to a later date.

He is back! The Apprentice will return for a 16th Stellar Series in January after being forced out of air for two years due to Covid, with the line-up posing in a new publicity plan (from LR: Baroness Karren Brady, Lord Alan Sugar and Tim Campbell)

In May, it was announced that filming would finally take place later in the year.

With 16 new entrants competing for a life-changing £ 250,000 investment, the series sets out with a challenge that is anything but simple.

On board a brand new cruise ship built by Lord Sugar, contestants are divided into teams as they are tasked with designing an advertising campaign for a cruise to destination.

Expected comeback: The award-winning BBC business show will debut in its new Thursday night slot, promising plenty of fireworks in the highly anticipated comeback

Expected comeback: The award-winning BBC business show will debut in its new Thursday night slot, promising plenty of fireworks in the highly anticipated comeback

After being plunged into the deep end on the first task, those who survive will face a myriad of equally daunting challenges as relationships are strained and the spirit of competition intensifies.

Tasks include launching children’s oral health care into the world, an adventurous dossier to boost Welsh tourism with ziplines and steam trains – and the development of an original video game concept will also get things done. another level.

Budding entrepreneurs will also find themselves in the limelight as they sell live on TV, negotiate fish-rich waters in Cornwall and navigate a race-inspired corporate day at Silverstone.

There won’t be a smooth comeback in the life of this series’ board of directors, as Lord Sugar makes no secret that the stakes are higher than ever.

Rest: While Lord Alan Sugar, 74, will trust the advisor, Baroness Karren Brady, by his side, Claude Littner (pictured) will take a serial hiatus as he recovers from several surgeries after a serious accident

Rest: While Lord Alan Sugar, 74, will trust the advisor, Baroness Karren Brady, by his side, Claude Littner (pictured) will take a serial hiatus as he recovers from several surgeries after a serious accident

Each task will end with the candidates summoned to fight in the boardroom, with one final opportunity to escape the line of fire.

Speaking from the boardroom in the first episode, Lord Sugar said: “I have to say we’re happy to be back in the boardroom. But don’t think for a minute that I’ve gotten slack. Because of the pandemic, the business world is more difficult than ever and so is this process.In this meeting room, you are not on leave, you are fired.

Over the years Lord Sugar has invested nearly £ 3million in winning cases and this year’s ambitious entrepreneurs will do whatever they can to prove they are serious as they fight for the opportunity to life changing investment.

Comedian, writer and actor Tom Allen returns as the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, which will air weekly on BBC Two right after the main show.

Taking a wry eye over the events of each week, Tom will be joined by a host of celebrity fans and professionals alike to dissect and debate the candidates’ progress through each task.

Two special episodes, The Final Five and Why I Fired Them, will also return to reveal the stories behind the series ahead of the finale.

The Final Five looks back on the journey of the candidates who made it to the interviews, before fighting to secure their place in the final. Ahead of the series finale, Lord Sugar will also reveal additional insight into his boardroom decisions in Why I Fired Them.

The Apprentice will air every Thursday at 9 p.m. on BBC One starting January 6, 2022, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two

Return: Comedian, writer and actor Tom Allen returns as host of The Apprentice: You're Fired, which will air weekly on BBC Two right after the main show

Return: Comedian, writer and actor Tom Allen returns as host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, which will air weekly on BBC Two right after the main show

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Rachel J. Bradford