The Apprentice 2016 start date is CONFIRMED! Series returns on October 6

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The Apprentice 2016 start date on TV has been confirmed - in a brand new time slot.

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.

And now it's been revealed show is set to start in a brand new timeslot on THURSDAYS, rather than the usual Wednesdays.

The BBC have announced that the premiere show will be at 9PM on Thursday, October 6, teasing: "Wednesdays have been fired..."

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

The Apprentice 2016 will be the twelfth 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.

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."

Meanwhile, it's change over on You're Fired with Rhod Gilbert replacing Jack Dee as host of the BBC Two spin-off show.

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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