Young Apprentice axed
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 August 2012
Sir Alan Sugar has decided top quit the 'Young Apprentice' to concentrate more on the senior version of the show
The 'Young Apprentice' has been axed.
The show's mogul Sir Alan Sugar decided to quit the programme - blaming his busy work schedule - and BBC bosses have announced there will be just one more series which will be screened later this year in October.
The show - formerly known as the 'Junior Apprentice' - was launched back in 2010 to give 16 and 17 year-olds the chance to battle it out for a £25,000 investment after the tycoon revealed he wanted to help young people get a head start in the business world.
He said: "We should be doing more to promote enterprise among young people, as the future of our economy relies on them."
However the spin-off has seen poor ratings compared to 'The Apprentice' and it is believed the multi-millionaire wants to concentrate more on the senior version - which he has agreed to do more series of along with his sidekicks Karren Brady and Nick Hewer.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Lord Sugar is passionate about encouraging kids to become entrepreneurs but he won't be doing more.
"He hasn't got time to do it and neither have Karren Brady or Nick Hewer. Everyone is very proud of it but that's it for the foreseeable future."