Lord Sugar has banned ‘nepo infants’ from starring on The Apprentice – and insists all candidates are chosen on advantage.
The tycoon, 76, says it is commonplace BBC coverage to provide ‘all people the chance to enter’ and the present will not be giving wannabe entrepreneurs, who occur to be the offspring of celebrities, any particular therapy.
It comes after Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island featured chef Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly and footballer Michael Owen’s eldest daughter Gemma respectfully in current collection, which has aided the present’s publicity push.
Requested by MailOnline if he is tempted to comply with go well with, Lord Sugar mentioned: ‘No… we do not try this. These candidates have been chosen from a really intense choice course of and we maintain auditions in London, Leeds, and Birmingham… It’s an important factor and the BBC dictates it.
‘It’s a BBC requirement that now we have to exit and provides all people the chance so we journey the nation for the auditions.’
Lord Sugar has banned ‘nepo infants’ from starring on The Apprentice and insists all candidates are chosen on advantage
The tycoon says it is commonplace BBC coverage to provide ‘all people the chance to enter’ and the present will not be giving wannabe entrepreneurs any particular therapy
In an unique interview with MailOnline, Lord Sugar mentioned the candidates are chosen from an intense choice progress
Nonetheless, the billionaire businessman does not thoughts using his personal kids, as a result of they’ve earned their stripes due to his robust love.
Lord Sugar’s eldest son Simon began incomes cash flipping burgers at McDonald’s and established a profitable profession earlier than becoming a member of the household agency.
Now, he is the CEO of his father’s firm Amscreen and Daniel is Amsprop director, in accordance with the corporate’s web site.
Lord Sugar mentioned: ‘Generally kids of well-known folks wish to attempt to comply with within the footsteps of their mom or father and good luck to them.
‘Their mother and father do have a bonus of realizing people who they will put them ahead to however that is simply the way it occurs.’
The candidates could not enter the present as celebrities however they’re handled to the excessive life.
They reside in a £17million mansion located on one of many nation’s costliest roads as they participate within the 12-week course of.
Final 12 months’s forged jet to Dubai after being tasked with internet hosting a company away day however not all the contestants ended up participating within the problem.
It comes after Strictly Come Dancing featured chef Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly on the BBC collection in 2021 (pictured in January 2022)
Footballer Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma discovered fame on ITV2 collection Love Island in 2022
Nonetheless, the billionaire businessman does not thoughts using his personal kids, as a result of they’ve earned their stripes due to his robust love (pictured with son Daniel far left and daughter Louise second from proper in 2004)
Lord Sugar has damaged his silence on former candidate Reece Donnelly’s axing after he was compelled to go away the present for getting drunk on a flight to Dubai throughout filming
Glaswegian theatre faculty proprietor Reece Donnelly was axed from the programme after he bought drunk on the flight, which was in opposition to the present’s guidelines.
And now, Lord Sugar has damaged his silence on Reece’s sudden departure, confirming: ‘There are guidelines for the candidates once they’re residing collectively… however they are not very draconian.
‘They will have a pair glasses of wine on the home however we cannot tolerate anyone getting drunk.’
The Apprentice returns on Thursday night time as 18 candidates compete for the possibility to grow to be Lord Sugar’s enterprise companion and his £250,000 funding.
He has recruited a variety of expertise together with two docs, a pharmacist, two pie store house owners, a music producer and Tre Lowe, who’s recognized for being within the UK storage band Architechs.
However the mogul says he has little interest in rivalling X Issue boss Simon Cowell by venturing into the music enterprise with one in all his new candidates.
Lord Sugar mentioned: ‘No, I am not trying to rival Simon Cowell… No… music does make a programme and our theme tune particularly has been used from the very starting.
‘Generally we do use some operatic music to appropriately bounce up what has been seen on the display screen.’