The BBC have announced that hit reality series The Apprentice is to move to BBC One when the show returns next year.
In a further move The Apprentice: You’re Fired, the complementary show presented by Adrian Chiles, will move to BBC Two from BBC Three.
Peter Fincham, Controller of BBC One said he was "e;delighted"e; that the show was moving to his channel and described the series as "e;a strikingly modern and highly compelling series which audiences love, and it’s made an unlikely but utterly watchable star out of Sir Alan Sugar.
�It’ll be a real treat for BBC ONE viewers."e;
Roly Keating, Controller of BBC Two said his channel "e;look forward to continuing to be part of The Apprentice experience with You’re Fired and to nurturing other powerful business entertainment formats such as Dragons’ Den.
The second series of The Apprentice, which transmitted between from February 2006, gained an average audience of 4.4m and 19% share, peaking at 6.0m and 27% for the final show.
�Lorraine Heggessey, CEO of talkbackTHAMEs who produce the show said the move was "e;a huge accolade for Sir Alan and the production and we’re thrilled to be bringing a business programme to the wider audience"e;.