The Apprentice in line for new tech based spin-off show

The creators of ‘The Apprentice’ are said to be considering a new spin-off show to focus on young talent from within the tech industry.

The BBC contest has been fronted by 75-year-old businessman Lord Alan Sugar since 2005 and has already spawned a children’s spin-off series called ‘Young Apprentice’ as well as a celebrity version for Comic Relief and now a new report suggests bosses behind the show are considering another version to shine a light on innovators in their late teens and early twenties with a younger mogul in the chair.

A source told The Sun “Of course Lord Sugar would be the automatic first thought when developing any kind of UK show relating to ‘The Apprentice’, but sources told that The new Apprentice spin-off might not be fronted by Lord Sugar.

“But the blue sky thinkers at production company Naked have toyed with the idea of someone else doing the hiring and firing in the new version.

“And that someone might be an individual closer to the age of those taking part and have more experience in the tech world of the 2020s.”

The reports suggest the new show could ditch the usual power suits seen on the original series in favour of a more relaxed dress code for the candidates.

The original show has been on air for 17 years and has been led by Lord Sugar along with watchful assistants who have included Nick Hewer, Margaret Mountford, Karren Brady, Claude Littner and Tim Campbell, who won the first season of the show back in 2005.

The show is slated to return to TV once again in 2023 and will reportedly feature an extended line-up with two extra candidates vying for the chance to become Lord Sugar’s latest business partner.

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