Suralan’s Status as “Czar? Pushes Apprentice Back

July 23, 2009 by  
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We may have to wait until next summer for the next series of the Apprentice following Suralan’s elevation into the peerage.

Last night the BBC Trust ruled that the series must not air before the general elections, expected next May.

They fear frequent TV appearances of Suralan, now Gordon Brown’s enterprise “czar?, will lead to accusations of the corporation being biased.

The Apprentice normally begins in March, running for 12 weeks, which could coincide with the run-up to election. A source said: “This has thrown a real spanner in the works as we had hoped to get the show on air in March as usual?.

They continued: “But if the election is in June we will either have to air it at the end of this year or very early 2010 – or wait until the summer. Ideally we’d like to get it on sooner rather than later as no one watches telly in the summer.”

Let it be sooner rather than later… though we’re still reeling from the legendary Margaret’s departure.