Lord Sugar confirms Young Apprentice axe from BBC One

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar has confirmed that the Young Apprentice has been axed by BBC bosses.

Not that we expected it to suddenly come back after its last series in the autumn.

Writing on Twitter yesterday, Lord Sugar told fans: "RT: will there be another series of Young Apprentice. hope so..... NO BBC HAVE DECIDED TO STOP IT"

Earlier this year, Lord Sugar 'took to Twitter' to clarify the reason that the spin-off series will not be having a fourth series after the third series airs from October this year, he tweeted: ”Young Apprentice will be on in October. Decision to make further series taken by BBC not ME.The Sun and radio stations are talking rubbish.”

This will not affect the mainstream series which is set to run for at least two more years. Whilst he has not clarified exactly why BBC have made the decision not to renew it for a fourth series, it is thought that the series failing to garner quite the same ratings as the adult version may have been a factor.

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Lord Alan Sugar had threatened to quit the BBC Over the axing of the Apprentice spin-off.

The series continues tonight on BBC One, but it’ll be the last run of the channel.

The Beeb have decided to axe the spin-off due to falling ratings, albeit not helped by going up against shows like I’m A Celebrity.

“The U.S. Apprentice is hosted by Donald Trump and continues to get huge promotion and publicity from its commercial broadcaster NBC,” a source told the Daily Mail recently.

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