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Nick to Leave The Apprentice


Nick Hewer is to leave the BBC’s The Apprentice after ten years on the show. Noooooo!!

Nick to Leave The Apprentice

The clever quips and side-looks to the camera have come to an end. Nick Hewer will stand down from the show as Lord Sugar’s adviser with the end of the current series, now in its tenth year.

The PR expert first started working with Lord Sugar back in 1983 for the Amstrad brand. 

In his role as adviser on the popular business show, it’s fair to say Hewer has played witness to his share of business brilliance and boardroom blunders.

Hewer commented, "I've been pondering my departure from The Apprentice for a while and have decided that year ten is the appropriate time.

"So I leave with relief, tinged with regret. Anyone can do what Karren and I have been doing, but it takes stamina to follow the candidates week after week, and my stamina is not up to those long weeks.

"I think The Apprentice is a truly valuable programme, teaching young people the basics of business - not in a classroom setting, but in a wonderfully entertaining format.

"And the winners each year validate the value of the show - talented, creative and hardworking young people, all of whom are making a great success of their businesses."

Lord Sugar tweeted: "It's with a heavy heart I have to say farewell to my good friend Nick Hewer from the apprentice. I thank him sincerely for the past ten years."

Jos Weale, Editor at AllAboutGroup