The Apprentice 'has a couple more years' says Dara O Briain

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Apprentice: You're Fired host Dara O Briain has suggested that The Apprentice has a few more years worth of series yet.

Despite the Young Apprentice being axed, with the current run set to be its last, Dara reckons that Lord Sugar will want to continue on with the main series.

Although the spin-off presenter admitted that the BBC One series, which has been running since 2005, would end eventually... or at least get a new boss.

"I don't think Sir Alan Sugar wants to do it forever, so we've probably got a couple more years," he told DigitalSpy.

Dara also admitted that finding the right selection of candidates was a hard task for the team's producers.

"People always say they don't like the idiots on the show, so the last series had people who had run their own businesses and were quite competent, then people complained there weren't enough idiots.

"It's a fine balancing act. People like the ones who say, 'I'm like a giant shark', but they also like the ones who can actually do the job."

Dara continued: "They're put into awkward situations that might heighten the tension and scope for mistakes but they don't find the crazy people who might go on The X Factor for viewers to point and laugh at.

"The most common response from the audience on our show is, 'Oh, they're not that bad, really', which is fine by me. They look extreme on The Apprentice and then a bit remorseful on our show."

The brand new series of [cat c="apprentice"]Young Apprentice 2012[/cat] continues Thursdays at 8PM on BBC One.

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