Friday 15 December 2017

Alan Sugar set to remain in boardroom for another two series

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Winner of Best Reality and Constructed Factual for 'The Young Apprentice' Lord Alan Sugar poses in front of the winners boards at The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Winner of Best Reality and Constructed Factual for 'The Young Apprentice' Lord Alan Sugar poses in front of the winners boards at The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Independent.ie reporters

APPRENTICE boss Alan Sugar has confirmed he has signed on to front the hit BBC show for another two series – which will see him bellowing out "you’re fired" in the board room for a decade.

Posting the news on his Twitter account, the Amstrad boss said: “I have agreed to do 2 more series of The Apprentice, making it 10 years.”

The eight series of the reality show finished in June with former professional wrestler Ricky Martin winning a £250,000 (€320,000) investment for his company, which Sugar became half owner of.

The format of the show has changed in the last two series – originally the winner won a job in one of Alan Sugar’s companies, however now they win a £250,000, 50% investment in their own company.

Another contestant from this year’s show, Nick Holzherr, who finished third, went on to secure a £170,000 (€216,000) investment for his food and recipe website which he was seen pitching on the final of the show.

The new deal will see Sugar reach the decade mark at the head of the BBC show, which remains hugely popular with viewers.

TV3 has decided not to renew the Bill Cullen fronted Irish version of the program, allegedly due to a dwindling talent pool of contestants.

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