When is The Apprentice 2019 on TV? BBC1 air date, contestants, advisers and more
Who are this year's plucky contestants? Here's everything you need to know about the BBC1 business competition
Grab your wheelie suitcases and prepare for a barrage of hollow buzzwords and brutal boardroom firings: The Apprentice is coming back in 2019.
Once again, Lord Sugar is on the hunt for a business partner, with one candidate expected to set up a business with the multi-millionaire mogul.
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But when exactly does the series start? Who are the candidates and advisors? And who won last year? Below is everything you need to know about series 15 of the BBC1 competition.
When is The Apprentice on TV?
The Apprentice continues 9pm Wednesdays, BBC1.
Who are the Apprentice 2019 candidates?
The Apprentice candidates include a YouTube prankster, a former Undateables star, a bakery owner and another with an "entrepreneurial gene," oh and a whole bunch who think they're the best of the best.
Who hosts The Apprentice: You're Fired?
Rhod Gilbert has chosen to step away from The Apprentice: You're Fired to focus on his live tour after three years at the helm.
He will now be replaced by comedian Tom Allen, who you may recognise as the host from Bake Off: The Professionals and his work as a panellist on Bake Off: Extra Slice.
Speaking about his new role, Allen said: "I’m excited and humbled to be joining this wonderful, much loved show as host.
“I’m looking forward to analysing, satirising and, dare I say, celebrating the many ‘interesting’ choices the candidates make during their Apprentice journey whilst gaining valuable insight into the business world.”
Who won The Apprentice in 2018?
Since then, Lord Sugar and Sian have expanded the fashion brand Sian Marie, which is now sold on ASOS.
She’s also appeared on Good Morning Britain, joining the debate on whether cabin crews can be told what colour bra to wear.
Who are the previous winners of The Apprentice?
Here are all the candidates that have finished the BBC show in first place...
Series 1: Tim Campbell
Series 2: Michelle Dewberry
Series 3: Simon Ambrose
Series 4: Lee McQueen
Series 5: Yasmina Siadatan
Series 6: Stella English
Series 7: Tom Pellereau
Series 8: Ricky Martin
Series 9: Leah Totton
Series 10: Mark Wright
Series 11: Joseph Valente
Series 12: Alana Spencer
Series 13: Sarah Lynn/James White
Series 14: Sian Gabbidon
What is the prize for winning The Apprentice 2019?
Like in previous years, we’re expecting the show’s winning contestant to nab a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar. This not only means that the winner will receive a huge cash injection for their business, but Lord Sugar will also assist them in making a success of it.
What happens to candidates after they win The Apprentice?
Yes, the show’s winner really does set up a company with Lord Sugar, who is heavily involved in the new business. Here’s what it’s like working with Lord Sugar, according to former winners.
Who are Lord Sugar’s Apprentice advisors?
Baroness Brady (we like to think of her as Lady Brady) is vice-chairman of West Ham United and former managing director of Birmingham City. In 2014 she was made a life peer by the Prime Minister and received a CBE from the Queen for her services to business, entrepreneurship and women in business. Brady appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007, winning the task as project manager. In 2009 she joined the show as a regular advisor.
Littner has appeared in every single series of The Apprentice, first featuring solely in the interview stages before becoming an aide to Sugar in 2015. He replaced Nick Hewer.
Can I apply to be on The Apprentice 2019?
Sadly, deadlines for applications have now closed. We’ll let you know when applications for the 2020 version open.