Comedian and presenter Dara Ó Briain hasn’t got fired, but he has announced that he’ll be quitting the Apprentice spin-off show ‘You’re Fired.’
In a statement, the presenter said he would be leaving the BBC show to focus more on his own projects.
He has been fronting the popular spin-off show for the last five years.
“After five years hosting You’re Fired, I’ve decided to pass the chair on to someone else. In that time I’ve interviewed 84 wannabe apprentices,” he said.
He said that he would be passing the chair on to someone else to focus on his upcoming comedy tour, his first in three years.
“Best of luck to whoever takes over the chair, you’ll have lots of fun with them.”
Ó Briain isn’t the first to leave the Apprentice show behind. Only last month, Lord Sugar’s right-hand man Nick Hewer said he would be leaving after a decade on the popular series.
“If I interview any more, I’ll turn into Claude Littner. Mainly though, I’m back on tour again this year and I’d like to enjoy getting laughs off my own incompetence for a while,” Ó Briain added.
“Dara has been an absolutely fantastic host of You’re Fired, bringing his hilarious observations, sharp insights and terrific sense of fun to the show,” said Patrick Holland, executive producer of The Apprentice and You’re Fired.
A replacement for Ó Briain is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Irish comedian Dara O’Briain has said he has no problem with the BBC’s recent announcement that quiz shows like ‘Mock The Week’ will ban all-male panels, despite being quoted as hitting out at it.