Celebrity Apprentice set for a comeback - with these celebrities

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The UK Celebrity Apprentice is set for a comeback after a decade.

The spin-off to the main series aired for three series between 2007 and 2009 in support of Comic and Sport Relief.

Now it's been confirmed that the BBC are reviving the special show next year.

The Celebrity Apprentice will air around Springtime as part of Comic Relief 2019.

Those on the line up could include new X Factor judge Ayda Williams, the wife of Robbie Williams, plus Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and singer turned TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.

And according to the Daily Star, TOWIE's Gemma Collins is a favourite to be on the cast.

An insider said: “Gemma’s scared of Alan Sugar and doesn’t want to be made to look like a fool but she is considering it.

“Producers only want one reality name on the show and Gemma was the BBC’s top choice as they know she will bring the fun and humour element as well as having a massive social media influence to promote the show.”

Also rumoured are TV presenter Davina McCall and one-time England manager football Sam Allardyce.

But Lord Sugar says his rival Piers Morgan definitely won't back, after he took part in the original Celebrity series.

"He wouldn't last two minutes, would he?," Lord Sugar said. "He did Celebrity Apprentice about 13 years or 14 years ago, where he was fired. He conveniently forgets to mention that."

The Celebrity Apprentice first aired in 2007 with Comic Relief Does The Apprentice starring Piers, Alastair Campbell, Cheryl Cole, Danny Baker, Jo Brand, Karren Brady, Maureen Lipman, Ross Kemp, and Trinny Woodall.

Then in 2008 Sport Relief Does The Apprentice included Phil Tufnell, Nick Hancock, Lembit Öpik, Kelvin MacKenzie, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Lisa Snowdon, Jacqueline Gold, Louise Redknapp, Clare Balding and Kirstie Allsopp.

The last series to air in 2009 starred Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Gerald Ratner, Jonathan Ross, Gok Wan, Michelle Mone, Patsy Palmer, Fiona Phillips, Carol Vorderman and Ruby Wax.

Alongside the Celebrity version, The Apprentice also aired a Young Apprentice spin-off between 2010 and 2012.

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