Celebrity Apprentice returns to our screens tonight for the first time in ten years as part of Comic Relief 2019. Ten contestants will be split into two teams as men and women go head-to-head.
The boys team is made up of football manager Sam Allardyce, TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, comedians Russell Kane and Omid Djalili, and showbiz reporter Richard Arnold. Facing them on the girl side is X Factor judge Ayda Williams, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, journalist (and sister of Boris) Rachel Johnson, Eastenders actress Tameka Empson, and Dragon’s Den’s Kelly Hoppen.
Assisted by trusty aides Claude Littner and Karren Brady, Lord Sugar will attempt to reduce the group down to a single contestant over two episodes.
Tonight’s episode will see the two teams of famous faces attempt to organise and host a themed cabaret night, with Lord Sugar expecting them to pull out all the stops. Some of the candidates attempt to rope in their famous friends in an effort to get the upper hand and make their event extra-special, all under the critical eye of Karren Brady and Claude Littner.
It is also predicted there will be a few secret celebrities to help (or hinder) the contestants along the way.
The first episode, to be aired tonight (7 March) at 9pm on BBC One, will feature the celebrities carry one out their tasks, with the second episode to be aired as part of the Comic Relief footage on BBC tomorrow night (8 March).
The regular series of The Apprentice aired on BBC late last year, climaxing just before Christmas when swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon from Leeds was chosen as the winner by Lord Sugar, beating nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth to win a £250,000 investment in her swimwear firm.