Young Apprentice 2012: Lord Sugar to take show to rival channel?

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar has said he's considering taking the Young Apprentice to another channel, after the BBC cancelled the series.

The Apprentice spin-off will be back next month on BBC One, but will be the last series after the BBC confirmed it would not be commissioning a fourth run.

"The BBC, in their usual manner, like to palm it off that it’s not their fault," Lord Sugar said today. “Let me make it perfectly clear — if it doesn’t come back, it will be because the BBC hasn’t got the funding or they don’t wish to commission it again.

“I would do it all day and all night. The fact is that the BBC have financial constraints and have to juggle their scheduling.

“This is one of many programmes which maybe they won’t be able to commission again, so there it is.”

Speaking to The Sun this morning about the upcoming series, Lord Sugar said he hoped the line up of teenage youngsters would prove to be a hit in the ratings.

He said: "The kids are excellent. There are some great candidates, some great youngsters — the future entrepreneurs of Britain.

“Regretfully, if the BBC can’t do the show I may have to take the format somewhere else. I’m passionate about business programmes with youngsters.”

The brand new series of [cat c="apprentice"]Young Apprentice 2012[/cat] starts on Thursday, November 1st at 8PM on BBC One.

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