The Apprentice winner Mark Wright wants role as Lord Sugar's new sidekick

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This year's 'The Apprentice' winner, Mark Wright, has revealed that he'd be happy to step into the shoes of Lord Sugar's trusted right-hand man, Nick Hewer, who announced earlier this week that he will be leaving the reality show after ten years.

Mark Wright wants to be Lord Sugar's sidekick.

The 25-year-old Australian - whose digital marketing agency won the £250,000 investment from the business man on 'The Apprentice' - is ready to replace Nick Hewer as the 67-year-old's right-hand man.

Mark said: "If Lord Sugar needs to replace Nick he's got my CV already.

"They are big shoes to fill to replace Nick, but I've definitely got those shoes."

Jokingly, he added to The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "I've been practising pulling the faces and I'm getting modelled for glasses."

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Nick would be leaving the BBC One show after 10 years in his role.

In a statement, Nick - who appeared on the programme alongside Baroness Karren Brady - said: "I've been pondering my departure from 'The Apprentice' for a while and have decided that year 10 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."

The Amstrad founder paid tribute to his friend on Twitter, writing: "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 10 years (sic)"

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