Nick Hewer thinks Lord Alan Sugar will leave The Apprentice next year!
Nick Hewer thinks his boss Lord Alan Sugar will quit The Apprentice after one more series of the business show.
The English business magnate, media personality, and political advisor shot to fame on the BBC show on 2005 and has fronted the series ever since, however his run could be coming to an end if Mr H is to be believed.
Hewer told The Radio Times that The Apprentice is all encompassing for the business guru and hinted that he may not always have time to work on the show. He said:
“He is all over this show for 12 months of the year, every task, every aspect of the scheduling, marketing.
“He’s very devoted – possibly to the detriment of his other business interests.”
Nick therefore thinks the 10th series could be Alan’s last and continued:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if, after ten years, he said, ‘Actually, lads – I think I’ve done my bit.’”
Hewer doesn’t think the BBC should rush to replace Sugar if he does leave either. He’s insisted that the businessman will leave a tough spot to fill and added:
“People would pay to do that job. But as a broadcaster, the BBC would have a really tough decision whether or not to rest this programme.
“If Alan says, ‘Look, I’ve done my ten years,’ they would be crackers to run it the next year with someone else. Because it’s his show and you would need to be a suicide merchant to take it on after Sugar the next year.
“Rest it for three years, then bring it back. But nobody wants to say ‘cheerio’ to such a successful format. That will be a hard decision.”
Lord Sugar last night said: “As long as the BBC want to screen The Apprentice, I will do it for them.”
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