The Apprentice returns as BBC sign up Lord Alan Sugar for two more series

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IT’S an outstanding difficulty Lord Sugar is not any stranger to onerous graft – as a outcomes of he’s going to be working twice as onerous subsequent 12 months.

I can reveal the boardroom grump is filming back-to-back series of The Apprentice.

Lord Sugar is filming back-to-back series of the a lot appreciated The ApprenticeCredit: BBC/Boundless Taylor Herring
Last year’s series was eventually replaced in the schedules by a special compilation series of highlights from previous series
Last 12 months’s series was in the long run modified contained in the schedules by a particular compilation series of highlights from earlier seriesCredit: BBC/Boundless

The affirmation of his very worthwhile double shift comes merely after he wrapped the series postponed from final 12 months.

A TV present acknowledged: “BBC bosses like what they’ve seen on the upcoming series and want two more.

“The Apprentice was an infinite miss contained in the schedules final 12 months, which they suppose shall be mirrored contained in the scores.

“So they want to strike while the iron’s hot and tie Lord Sugar down for two more series in quick succession, which they hope will have more of an international feel now lockdown restrictions are gradually lifting.”

Despite his questionable options and gaffes on social media not too manner again, a few of which he’s been compelled to apologise for, the BBC nonetheless preserve the sooner Spurs chairman in excessive regard.

Indeed, contained in the context of The Apprentice, he’s space workplace and executives have to guard him on the helm.

The not too manner again wrapped sixteenth series, set to air early subsequent 12 months, was filmed completely contained in the UK nonetheless they really actually really feel the present, and Lord Sugar, have misplaced none of their spark.

Last 12 months’s series was in the long run modified contained in the schedules by a particular compilation series of highlights from earlier series.

Speaking in May, the software program program program guru revealed he’s decided to comprehend 20 series – nonetheless appreciates the BBC could resolve to drag the plug earlier.

He outlined: “I acknowledged final 12 months that I needed to do 20 years. We would have been doing series 16 this 12 months and I used to be joyful to do 4 more.

“But in reality, it’s the BBC who will resolve inside the event that they should do it.

“I fully understand they are in charge but if they wanted to do it, I think 20 years is a nice round figure.”

By then he’ll be even grumpier.

ARG WILL SWAY TO THE BEAT

HE has misplaced 7st since his gastric band operation and now James “Arg” Argent hopes to be the subsequent Patrick Swayze.

The former Towie star has signed up to new E4 series The Real Dirty Dancing, his first major gig since his spell in rehab for drug dependancy.

Former TOWIE star Arg has signed up to new E4 series The Real Dirty Dancing, his first major gig since his spell in rehab for drug addiction
Former TOWIE star Arg has signed up to new E4 series The Real Dirty Dancing, his first major gig since his spell in rehab for drug dependancyCredit: Rex

He’ll be becoming a member of celebrities together with singer Lee Ryan and Blue Peter’s Anthea Turner at a lakeside location paying homage to the Kellerman’s Resort, the place the cult 80s film was set.

There they’re going to analysis the dance routines made well-known by Patrick’s character Johnny Castle.

A present acknowledged: “This present is nice for Arg as he’s a giant Dirty Dancing fan.

“It’s also great exercise too, which is vital for his recovery.”

The series will air in 2022 and shall be hosted by Keith Lemon and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

He’ll have the time of his life.

FAMILIES BUZZING ON BEE-B

WE’VE had searches for most attention-grabbing baker, stitching champions and pretty a few iterations attempting for supreme singers.

But now the BBC are on the hunt for the right beekeepers.

New series Show Me The Honey follows wannabe beekeepers as they analysis the entire points there’s to look out out about caring for a hive. 

With BAFTA-winning presenter and bee fan Maddie Moate on the helm, the CBBC series follows 4 households from all via the UK on their beekeeping and honey-making journey.

Maddie and educated Curtis Thompson will put them by means of their paces in Bee School, the place they’re going to uncover out about subjects such as the employee bees’ ‘waggle dance’, insect imaginative and prescient and bee surveys.

HOLMES UNDER THE HAMMER

EAMONN HOLMES didn’t see the This Morning axe coming nonetheless says: “You can’t weep over it.”

The ITV widespread and associate Ruth Langsford have been modified by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond, nonetheless he acknowledged: “You just have to go and get more work.”

MASTER IS BACK IN GAME

DUST OFF your Sega Mega Drives and Super Nintendos – iconic present GamesMaster is making a comeback.

The series appreciated by all laptop computer pc recreation followers contained in the Nineties – primarily as a outcomes of it revealed totally different cheat codes – is returning in a “social first” kind on E4’s YouTube channel later this 12 months ahead of airing on the TV channel.

Iconic show GamesMaster is making a comeback
Iconic present GamesMaster is making a comeback

The late, good Sir Patrick Moore famously portrayed the all-knowing GamesMaster and it’s nevertheless to be revealed if a mannequin new gaming hero will take over his place.

Likewise, there is not a such issue as a affirmation of who shall be following contained in the footsteps of Dominik Diamond and Dexter Fletcher as host.

However, similar to the distinctive – final screened 23 12 months before now – celebrities, gaming stars and tremendous followers will participate in challenges, races and epic fights in a bid to say the legendary Golden Joystick Trophy.

CELEBS ALOUD

NADINE COYLE belting out Love Machine on a karaoke machine looks like my type of evening in.

Here’s the Girls Aloud singer’s cameo contained in the ITV2 spin-off series Karaoke Club: Drag Edition.

Nadine Coyle makes cameo on spin-off series Karaoke Club: Drag Edition
Nadine Coyle makes cameo on spin-off series Karaoke Club: Drag EditionCredit: Tom Dymond

Fellow pop favorite Sophie Ellis-Bextor, former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona and ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena could also be displaying all via the season, which kicks off on September 26.

The new series will primarily function drag stars taking the microphone, together with Trinity The Tuck, The Vivienne, Danny Beard and Freida Slaves trying to unleash their interior Lady Gaga.

Drag Edition is a alter to up to Celebrity Karaoke Club which was screened inside the summertime.

In the celeb singing contest, TV presenter AJ Odudo was topped champion, beating Big Brother legend Brian Dowling and X Factor star Amelia Lily contained in the closing.

Weeks later, it was confirmed AJ might be collaborating on this 12 months’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Now that’s not a foul incentive to win for your complete drag kings and queens.

Time for them to start out rehearsing these karaoke classics . . . 

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