The Apprentice: You're Fired replaces Rhod Gilbert as host

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The Apprentice companion show You're Fired has had many hosts over the years: the brilliant Dara O Briain, Jack Dee, Rhod Gilbert, and even Adrian Chiles.

But now Gilbert has stepped down, meaning that the BBC has had to find yet another new host for the business-based panel show. Thankfully, it's gone with another very talented comedian in the shape of Tom Allen.

Related: 10 of the (unintentionally) funniest quotes from The Apprentice

Announced on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, Tom will have the unenviable task of trying to get to the bottom of some of the most bizarre decisions human beings have ever made, on television or otherwise.

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"I'm excited and humbled to be joining this wonderful, much-loved show as host," he said.

"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."

Meanwhile, Rhod explained his departure by blaming it all on the project manager saying: "I'm back on the road after a seven-year break, and with such a busy stand-up touring schedule, it's time to hand over the reins of You're Fired to someone else.

"The brilliant Tom Allen is going to smash it. In a good way."

Related: Rylan Clark-Neal admits Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief was the "worst three days" of his life

The Apprentice and You're Fired will return to BBC One and Two respectively later this year.

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