The Apprentice 2016 first teaser revealed but when does it start?

apprentice 2016 start date

The BBC may have lost Bake Off and The Voice but The Apprentice is BACK very soon.

A first teaser has been revealed today as Lord Sugar sits in the boardroom ready for what will be the twelfth series.

Butt when does it all begin?

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

That's the case again this year with the recent Rio 2016 Olympics together with the Euro 2016 championships ruling out any summer airing for the show.

Taking to Twitter recently, Lord Sugar confirmed that The Apprentice 2016 would be back on TV from October this year.

Although a precise launch date hasn't been announced just yet, based on previous years a premiere on Wednesday, October 12 could be likely.

The show will then run until December time with a final around Christmas.

Filming for this year's show took place earlier in the year as Lord Sugar, Claude Littner and Karren Brady all returned to the boardroom.

Claude joined the show in 2015 after Nick Hewer stepped down and revealed earlier this year he wanted to be "do better" with his second appearance.

"I think I was all right last year. But I think I can do better," he explained: "With the role I was doing before, it was right that I was tougher. It’s the interviews so it’s got to be very strict and stern. It’s almost the final at that stage.

"You’re helping find someone who will win. So you can’t play around. But when I’m there in my new role I can afford to show a different side to my character."

It was Joseph Valente who The Apprentice last year in 2015, securing a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar into his gas and plumbing engineering company.

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