The Apprentice spin-off You're Fired gets new host as Rhod Gilbert takes over

Rhod Gilbert

Comedian Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new host of The Apprentice spin-off show You're Fired.

Welshman Rhod takes over from Jack Dee who lasted only a year in charge after replacing long-time host Dara O Briain last year.

"As a massive fan of The Apprentice, I can't wait to start hosting You're Fired," Rhod said today.

He added: "As someone who has been fired from 24 jobs in six series of my BBC work experience show [Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience] I feel I have what it takes to empathise with the candidates who've been so cruelly rejected, and provide a shoulder for them to cry on."

The Apprentice: You're Fired will air on BBC Two straight after the main show, which is expected to return in its usual 9PM Wednesday night slot.

While it's all change - again - on You're Fired, the main show won't see any new faces as Lord Sugar, Karren Brady and Claude Littner - who made his debut last year - all return.

As for when The Apprentice 2016 starts, we know the show will be back on TV in October but an exact launch has not yet been confirmed.

However, based on previous years, some time between October 5 and October 12 seems the most likely for a premiere.

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