The Apprentice to leave BBC One? Lord Sugar speaks out after The Voice UK and Bake Off go

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Following the loss of The Great British Bake Off and The Voice UK, could The Apprentice be next toleave the BBC?

Well certainly not if Lord Sugar has anything to do with it, making clear his feelings on the loss of Bake Off this week.

In a series of tweets he blasted makers of Bake Off, Love Productions, accusing them of making a "fatal error".

Lord Sugar wrote online: "There's a fine balance in good business practice. Love productions have made a fatal error taking GBBO away from @BBCOne for few extra quid

"Love production big mistake putting bake off on CH4. @BBCOne got 15m viewers apart from 1st episode CH4 will settle through the run at 3-4m

"Lets see if Mary Berry remains loyal to the @BBCOne Without her and Hollywood Bake off will be no good. BIG MISTAKE LOVE PRODUCTIONS"

It was announced on Monday night that Bake Off would move to Channel 4 next year in a reported £75 million, three-year deal.

The BBC is said to have offered up to twice its current fee but Channel 4 put up even more cash, although Love Productions insisted it wasn't about the money.

In an email apparently sent to staff, they wrote (via The Telegraph): "We are really saddened by this outcome because we always wanted to stay on the BBC. As recently as June we were convinced that was what would happen.

"This has never been about who might write the biggest cheque, but about where we can find the best home for Bake Off."

Bake Off's loss to the BBC follows the channel also losing The Voice UK and warning that other popular shows including The Apprentice could be next as cuts hit hard.

However it seems as though Lord Sugar is sure to stay loyal to the BBC with a brand new series of The Apprentice beginning next month.

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