Alan Sugar: I'm irreplaceable
Alan Sugar insists no one could replace him on 'The Apprentice' and no other business show is as good as his.
Alan Sugar insists no one could replace him on 'The Apprentice'.
The business mogul has helmed the reality show since 2005 and while similar shows such as 'Dragons' Den' - which sees a panel of business experts, including Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne, pitched ideas to invest in - have been a hit with viewers, Alan Sugar insists none compare with his show.
He said: "If I leave there will be a lot of people queuing up to take over. It's the most spoken of thing among some of these so-called high-profile people.
"They say, 'Oh I was offered 'The Apprentice' but I turned it down'.
"Many attempts have been made to replicate 'The Apprentice' and my position. John Caudwell, Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne. They've all tried it. Often copied but never equalled.
"And some people say it may have something to do with me."
Although he loves working on the show - which returns to BBC One tonight (07.05.13), the 66-year-old grumpy tycoon hates his image.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I'm depicted as this nasty banging-the-table bloke. You don't see all the laughs we have."