Nick Hewer ready to leave The Apprentice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2012
Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer wants to leave 'The Apprentice' bu would stay on the show if Lord Alan Sugar wanted him to

Nick Hewer wants to leave 'The Apprentice'.

The 68-year-old former PR expert feels he is getting too old to assist Lord Alan Sugar on the show - but admits he would stay on if his friend asked him to.

He said: "There's another 'Apprentice' next year and maybe that will be the last.

"It has been 10 years and it's a bit of a milestone. I'm getting very old and I think I'm edging towards the hip replacement zone.

"If Lord Sugar wants me to do another series I'll do it.

"I owe him a great debt of gratitude because he rolled me into this thing and it's been a wonderful time."

Nick - who now hosts Channel 4 day time quiz show 'Countdown' - also revealed he received a ticking off from the tycoon over his harsh treatment of the contestants on spin-off show 'Junior Apprentice'.

He told the Daily Express newspaper: "He's brilliant with the youngsters. He gave me a clip round the ear for being too hard on them and said, 'Why can't you be nicer? They're only young.'

"He's able to temper his attitude very nicely and Karren [Brady] has two kids of her own so she's better with them and I'm the cruel one."

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