The often-erratic reality show has been pushed back by a whole year.
Lord Sugar can take a year off of his TV duties in 2020, and save himself some money, with the news of the BBC show not being on the return to our screens this year. 'The Apprentice' being delayed in 2020 means that the next time we see the candidates running around like headless chickens won't be until autumn 2021, sadly.
The TV show's Twitter account posted the news on Wednesday morning, saying: "Sadly we have decided to postpone 'The Apprentice' for 2020. Production safety and the wellbeing of everyone involved in the show is our number one priority."
— The Apprentice (@bbcapprentice) June 24, 2020
However, it's not all bad news as there will be a special highlights series airing later this year, which will look back at the show's turbulent 15 years. We're sure some of the show's previous Irish contestants, including Jennifer Maguire making an absolute hames while abroad in Marrakesh back in season four, will be making appearances throughout the throwback show. Oh and maybe that nefarious woman that is Katie Hopkins will be rearing her head too.
Here's the best viewer response to the latest season of 'The Apprentice' being delayed until next year.
Such a shame I was looking forward to the candidates measuring 2m distances and erecting plastic screens every task whilst Alan Sugar belittles them for doing so because COVID doesn't kill anyone he knows.
— Paul Brierley (@therealbriman) June 24, 2020
An on air apology for unleashing Katie Hatekins on the nation would be nice as well.
— Paul Malyon 🇬🇧🇸🇪🇪🇺 (@PaulMalyon) June 24, 2020
So, we won’t get the ‘COVID has provided an opportunity for a multi-billion PPE industry, I’ve arranged two hospitals for you to pitch to and the team with most orders wins etc.’ task? 😢
— Jerry Froggett (@jerryfroggett) June 24, 2020
— Jack Richardson (@92_jackrich) June 24, 2020
— Charlie💞 (@ChazUrwin) June 24, 2020
Please repeat the episode where they had to sell British produce at a market in France and one team sold cheap cheese from Costco and cooked sausages on a hollowed out beans tin! 😂😂😂
— Steve Dawson (@ThisBeSteveD) June 24, 2020
Same! I love the Apprentice. I was really hoping they could make it work and film really late summer and fast turnaround it in the edit to go out in the autumn. I'm sure the highlights will be good. I hope they use the shopping task with the trampoline legs.
— Darren Vose (@vosie) June 24, 2020
Ffs, #TheApprentice is cancelled this year. Just forget it, 2020 is cancelled. Everyone go home
— Erins-borough (@borough94) June 24, 2020
The next series of #TheApprentice has been postponed due to Coronavirus. There could have been a task selling masks & hand sanitizer, and you know some candidates would still manage to lose money
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) June 24, 2020
— Darren Jalland (@CountingSheep5) June 23, 2020
I see that The Apprentice 2020 series has been postponed by coronavirus - sadly didn't kill it off then? pic.twitter.com/SHTyBuFlN3
— Barry Welsh (@BarryWelshHTV) June 24, 2020