Alan Sugar Thought Of Quitting The Apprentice

June 10, 2010 by  
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Alan Sugar has revealed that had it not been for the junior version of The Apprentice he would have quit the show. Apparently the entrepreneur (who is such a good businessman he just so happened to wreck Amstrad) had gotten bored of the format and claims that Junior Apprentice “came just at the right time? renewing his love for the show.

The final episode of the junior version airs tonight at 9pm with Kirsty, Zoe, Arjun (otherwise known as Penfold) and Tim for the £25,000 prize. They will be joined by the previously eliminated contestants for their last task: the epic battle of who can sell the most bottled water, a vital skill to hone in if one aspires to a life in the top flight of business.

The Lord who has already presented 5 series of the adult version said: “I’ve enjoyed Junior Apprentice tremendously – it was my brainchild. It was one reason for me continuing The Apprentice.?

He further added: “[The kids] have got great potential. It’s heartwarming these youngsters exist in this day and age.”

“It was one reason for me continuing The Apprentice.

“The format’s very good and the viewing figures keep growing, but there might come a time when I think ‘I can’t add to it’.

“That’s why Junior Apprentice came just at the right time and the BBC kind of detected that’s how I felt about it – that I needed to do something else.

“The BBC are going to commission a longer series next time because six episodes wasn’t enough.”