The Apprentice fans want Claude Littner to return as Lord Alan Sugar's aide in the next season of the reality competition, according to a new poll by


The intimidating businessman, who rose to fame for his intense grilling of candidates on the yearly interviews episode, had to step down from his duties after sustaining serious injuries in an accident.

He informed the press last summer that he would be taking time to recover from an electric bike crash in London, which almost resulted in one of his legs being amputated.

Fortunately, this was avoided after a major surgery and Littner was well enough to make a guest appearance in the latest season, where he returned to his original role as an interviewer.

Littner has expressed an intention to return to The Apprentice as a regular aide alongside Karren Brady – and it appears that's exactly what most fans want to see.

A poll shared to Twitter by found that just over three-quarters of viewers would like to see him reinstated, as opposed to replacement Tim Campbell coming back for a second year.

Campbell has a long history with The Apprentice himself, having won the first ever season of the UK edition back in 2005, and returned at Lord Sugar's request following Littner's temporary withdrawal.

And as good a job as Campbell did this season, fans are eager to see Littner back in action.

The Apprentice concluded its 16th season last night, which saw Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Louise Burn battle it out for Lord Sugar's career-changing £250,000 investment.

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