LORD Sugar is back, and he is bringing with him a new advisor.
After a two-year hiatus, a trailer for the 16th season is out.
Fans of the hit business show will notice from the new show promotion that Claude Littner is no longer there.
Entrepreneur and winner of the first series Tim Campbell MBE will now join Lord Alan and Baroness Karren Brady.
Claude, 72, is taking a series break, and this follows a previously reported potential break for the advisor after an accident he had on an electric bike which left him having to learn to walk again.
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Previously speaking to the Press Association, the former chief executive of Tottenham Hotspur said: “I must have been doing no more than 10 kilometres an hour on this sort of two-track road.
“The next thing I knew, I was on the left-hand side of the street, my bike was in the middle of the road and I didn’t know what happened.”
Relieved to learn that despite initally thinking he might have to have his leg amputated through a “very long operation” he is on the mend and is now using this time to rest.
Fans can’t wait for the show to come back, with the pandemic disrupting the show’s production.
The show usually starts in October each year with this newest instalment now hitting your screens in January 2022.
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In a trailer for the new season, Lord Sugar says: “In this boardroom, you don’t get furloughed, you get fired.”
Alongside the show returning will be the spin-off tell-all show Apprentice: You’re Fired, hosted by comedian Tom Allen.
The Apprentice returns on January 6 at 9 pm on BBC One.