The Apprentice 2016: Jack Dee QUITS as host of You're Fired

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Jack Dee won't be back to host The Apprentice 2016's You're Fired spin-off this year.

The comic has quit after just one year hosting the show, taking over the BBC Two series from fellow funnyman Dara ​Ó Briain​ last series.

In a statement released today, Jack confirmed his exit and said it was due to other work commitments.

"It's been a tough decision to leave ​You're Fired​," he commented. "I'd like to thank ​The Apprentice ​team, BBC Two, the candidates and the 'Big Man' Lord Sugar himself for making me feel so welcome but now, in keeping with ​The Apprentice ​tradition, I am firing myself. Good luck with the next series."

BBC Entertainment boss Alan Tyler said: "Jack is one of the most talented comedians in the UK and he very quickly made ​You're Fired ​his own.

"We are really sorry to see him go but we are also delighted to be working with him on a number of other projects."

There's been no word yet on any replacements with the new series of The Apprentice a long way off right now.

With both Euro 2016 and the Olympics in the summer, The Apprentice 2016 start date isn't expected until the autumn.

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