When does The Apprentice 2017 start? New series in the AUTUMN!

When is The Apprentice 2017 back on TV?

The Apprentice 2017 start date

The Apprentice 2017 is set to return to BBC One at the end of the year again.

The BBC One reality series always used to begin in the Spring but it seems as though the show will now be sticking to its new winter time slot.

Alana Spencer won the last series of the show back in December of last year, winning a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar into her bakery business.

Applications for the new series took place earlier this year with filming set to begin this spring.

Although no exact start date has been set just yet, past series have launched in the autumn around the first or second week of October.

It will The Apprentice's thirteenth series and Lord Sugar previously said he was confident the main show would continue for some years yet after its Young Apprentice spin-off was axed.

Lord Sugar said: "They [the BBC] are the ones who will make the decision based on the reaction in the marketplace. You know how they judge television shows, on viewing audiences and all that stuff. [But] I think The Apprentice has got longevity in it."

He continued: "As long as we make it interesting and we get interesting characters, it can keep going. I know it's difficult with tasks because they are either buying, selling, negotiating or manufacturing, but that's business.

"At the end of the day it's all down to the candidates, the characters and the people. I'm sure if it's interesting enough the BBC will continue to commission it."

The Apprentice airs on BBC One.

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