Celebrity Apprentice 2019 line up of celebrities and spoilers

Celebrity Apprentice line up of contestants confirmed and spoilers

The UK Celebrity Apprentice is back for 2019 tonight after a decade off air.

The spin-off to the main series aired for three series between 2007 and 2009 in support of Comic and Sport Relief.

Now it’s been confirmed that the BBC are reviving the special show this year.

The Celebrity Apprentice will air in March as part of Comic Relief 2019.

Celebrity Apprentice 2019 line up

Those on the line up include new X Factor judge Ayda Williams, the wife of Robbie Williams, plus Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and singer turned TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.

Joining them are Boris Johnson’s sister and recent Celebrity Big Brother housemate Rachel Johnson, comedian Omid Djalili, TV presenter Richard Arnold and stand up Russell Kane.

Completing the line up are designer Kelly Hoppen, EastEnders star Tameka Empson and one-time England football manager Sam Allardyce.

They will be set a task by Lord Sugar while being overseen by Karren Brady and Claude Littner.

The Celebrity Apprentice air date has been confirmed for Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 at 9PM on BBC One.

Celebrity Apprentice 2019 spoilers

The task sees the celebrities split into teams of men and women. They must plan an incredible themed event, sell tickets and make sure the guests have a fantastic time on the night – with the team who raises the most money for charity crowned the winner.

Lord Sugar kicks off the task by summoning the candidates to the boardroom to brief them on the challenge. He tells the candidates: “We are all here for one reason, to raise money for Comic Relief. Entertainment is big business, all you people should know that, so with that in mind your task is going to be to organise and host a cabaret night.”

With Lord Sugar expecting them to pull out all the stops, some of the candidates rope in their famous friends in an effort to get the upper-hand and make their event extra-special.

The Celebrity Apprentice first aired in 2007 with Comic Relief Does The Apprentice starring Piers Morgan, Alastair Campbell, Cheryl Cole, Danny Baker, Jo Brand, Karren Brady, Maureen Lipman, Ross Kemp, and Trinny Woodall.

Then in 2008 Sport Relief Does The Apprentice included Phil Tufnell, Nick Hancock, Lembit Öpik, Kelvin MacKenzie, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Lisa Snowdon, Jacqueline Gold, Louise Redknapp, Clare Balding and Kirstie Allsopp.

The last series to air in 2009 starred Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Gerald Ratner, Jonathan Ross, Gok Wan, Michelle Mone, Patsy Palmer, Fiona Phillips, Carol Vorderman and Ruby Wax.

Alongside the Celebrity version, The Apprentice also aired a Young Apprentice spin-off between 2010 and 2012.

Meanwhile, alongside the Celebrity Apprentice return, 2009 will also see another Celebrity Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief.

The celebrities confirmed to take part include Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge Shirley Ballas, former MP Ed Balls, broadcaster Anita Rani and Love Island’s Dani Dyer.

Joining them are BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, NFL star Osi Umenyiora plus Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock