The Apprentice is set to return this Autumn for its second series within a year, TV Zone understands.
The last series aired at the beginning of this year after being delayed for two years due to the Covid Pandemic. It's now understood that filming is back on its normal schedule and the series will return to its Autumn yearly slot from this year.
The BBC declined to comment when approached by TV Zone, saying any announcements will be made in due course.
The Apprentice sees 16 ambitious new entrepreneurs are competing to win a life-changing £250,000 investment in their business. With the loser’s cab on standby, there’s no easing gently back into boardroom life and Lord Sugar makes it clear from the outset that the stakes are higher than ever.
Each task will end with the candidates being summoned in to fight their corner in the boardroom, with one final opportunity to escape the firing line. Sixteen candidates, twelve tough tasks, one life-changing opportunity.
The Apprentice has received critical acclaim and won numerous awards including a BAFTA in 2006 for Best Feature. It has also walked away with top TV gongs including accolades at the TV Choice Awards, National Reality Television Awards, BANFF World Media Festival Rockie Awards, BPG TV Awards and The Televisual Bulldog Awards.
The show has also received a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for series six and a TV Choice Award for Best Reality Show for series seven. In 2012, Young Apprentice won a BAFTA in the Reality & Constructed Factual category.
Previous winners include inventor Tom Pellereau who, in his own words, started off the seventh series 2011 as a ‘naïve inventor’; his company now has a turnover of £1.5million.
Leah Totton, who was successful in the ninth series in 2013, runs one of the UK’s leading cosmetic clinics, winning best cosmetic practice at the MyFaceMyBody Awards last year.
Previous episodes of The Apprentice are available on BBC iPlayer.