When is The Apprentice 2016 on? New series in the AUTUMN!

When is The Apprentice back on TV?

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The Apprentice 2016 is is on course to start on BBC One in the autumn this year.

The BBC One reality series previously used to air in the spring but the past couple of years its start date been pushed back to the autumn.

That is again the case again this year what with the Olympics and Euro 2016 forcing the series back once more.

UPDATE > The Apprentice 2016 start date is CONFIRMED!

The exact launch date hasn't been confirmed just yet but a start date in October has been announced by the BBC, with a premiere somewhere between October 5 and October 12 looking most likely.

Joseph Valente won the eleventh series of the business competition back in December of last year, securing a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar into his gas and plumbing engineering company.

This year's Apprentice will be the twelfth series of the show to air and it's expected that Lord Sugar, Claude Littner and Karren Brady will all return to the boardroom.

However the BBC recently issued a warning that the programme could end up being AXED as a result of government cuts.

Director of Policy at the BBC James Heath hit back at the suggestions made in a report released by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport back in March.

"Let's be clear what such proposals would mean," he wrote in a blog post on the BBC website. "On a first analysis, this would mean, for instance, cutting a very long list of long-running shows like Silent Witness, Countryfile, The One Show, Casualty, Holby City, Masterchef, Pointless, The Apprentice, Watchdog, Who Do They Think They Are?, Songs of Praise, Have I Got News For You, The Antiques Roadshow and all their associated shows."

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