The Apprentice spoilers: Interview panel confirmed including Claude Littner

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The interview panel for The Apprentice 2015 has been confirmed this morning with Claude Littner back.

Claude first appeared on The Apprentice at the interview stage on previous series before joining this year's show as one of Lord Sugar's aides after Nick Hewer quit.

Despite his new role, it's been revealed that Claude will still be one of the four interviewers who grills the candidates in the penultimate episode.

He will be joined by regulars Mike Soutar and Claudine Collins as well as first time interviewer Linda Plant.

Claude said: "I have come to know exactly what Lord Sugar needs and expects from his business partners through years of working with him, and he knows I will be honest in my evaluations.

"While I have had a more extensive role this year as Lord Sugar’s aide, I am still very much looking forward to interviewing the final five candidates and reviewing their business plans thoroughly, as always.”

Featuring on The Apprentice for the first time this year is Linda Plant, owner of international interior design company Homerun Services.

She said: "Lord Sugar and I go back well over 20 years, so I'm really thrilled to be joining the interview panel for The Apprentice, and I certainly understand what he wants from his future business partner. I look forward to meeting the candidates, but be assured - I won't be letting them off easily."

The interviews will take place during the penultimate episode of The Apprentice which will air on Wednesday 16th December, featuring the final five.

For now, the remaining six face a new task next Wednesday evening as they're challenged to come up with a brand new health food snack.

The Apprentice 2015 airs on BBC One at 9PM on Wednesday nights.

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