The Apprentice 2017 start date revealed: New series air date confirmed

When does The Apprentice start on TV?

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The Apprentice 2017 start date on TV has been confirmed for October this year.

The BBC One reality series previously aired in the spring but in recent years its return to TV been pushed back to the autumn.

That's the case again this year with the show back later next month.

When does The Apprentice start?

Taking to Twitter recently, Lord Sugar confirmed that The Apprentice 2017 would be back on TV from October this year.

"Will be great series 13," Lord Sugar added.

A precise launch date has since been announced for the show, starting Wednesday, October 4 at 9PM on BBC One.

The Apprentice 2017 start date

The Apprentice usually runs until December time with a final around Christmas.

The Apprentice 2017 will be the thirteenth series to air with filming having taken place earlier in the year as Lord Sugar, Claude Littner and Karren Brady all returned to the boardroom.

It was Alana Spencer who won The Apprentice 2016 last year, securing a £250,000 investment for her bakery business.

Since the final in December she's been hard at work putting her business plan into action with Lord Sugar's help.

And while there may no longer be TV cameras following her every move, she's still regularly facing showdowns with Lord Sugar in his boardroom.

"He’s definitely not a complete teddy bear," Alana admitted. "He doesn’t like waffling, that’s the one thing’s learnt. He just wants you to get the point.

Alana Spencer
Alana Spencer

"There have been a few times in board meetings after the Apprentice, where he just said: ‘Right get to the point, what are we doing?’"

The young baker admitted she actually liked Lord Sugar's no nonsense attitude.

"It takes a bit of getting used to at first, you don’t meet many people like Lord Sugar," she explained. "Once you’re used to it, it’s great because you know where you stand."

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