Lord Alan Sugar says The Apprentice is cancelled this year

The contestants will get to come back in 2021

Lord Alan Sugar said on Twitter The Apprentice has been cancelled for 2020.

He said the candidates for the next series have already been selected but the show will not come out until either Spring 2021 or October 2021. I can’t wait that long Alan!

On Twitter Lord Sugar was asked by one of his followers if the show was cancelled this year, they asked: “Is the Apprentice cancelled this year, Lord? Sorry if you have already answered that.”

Lord Sugar replied: “Yes I guess so. Could be back in Spring 2021 or skip a whole year and back in October 2021.”

He also said the BBC had selected candidates in March who will be ready to go once filming can start.

He said: “The BBC has a selection of candidates ready to go from the last recruitment process in March. They will be called on once we have the green sign to start filming @bbcapprentice.”

Due to the current situation the BBC made the decision to cancel filming earlier this year including two trips abroad. A spokesperson for the BBC said: “After much consideration, Boundless the producers of The Apprentice, have postponed filming in consultation with and supported by the BBC.