‘The Apprentice’ will return to screens on next month with a double-bill of episodes.
- Lord Sugar REALLY Isn't Happy With Arnie's 'Apprentice' Hiring
- Lord Sugar Reveals Why A Shrink Was Brought In For 'Apprentice' Candidates
- First Look At Lord Sugar's New-Look 'Apprentice' Aides
The 11th series of the business-based reality show will launch on BBC One on Wednesday 14 October, followed by a second episode on 15 October.
The news was announced via the show’s official Twitter page on Wednesday (30 September).
You've been asking & we can now confirm...— The Apprentice (@bbcapprentice) September 30, 2015
As ever, Lord Sugar will be on hand to put the wannabe entrepreneurs through their paces in the hope of winning a £250,000 investment into their business.
Lord Sugar’s long-serving sidekick stood down following last year’s series, having been with the show since the first series in 2005.
Of course, Claude is already a familiar, and frightening, face to 'Apprentice' viewers, after ten years as one of the most formidable panellists during the key interview episode of each series.
Speaking of his new role, he said: “If the candidates think I am soft and fluffy, they haven't been watching me on ‘The Apprentice’ over the past decade.
“I will now be assessing their performance in the process, individually and within their teams. I will be reporting to Lord Sugar to play my part in ensuring that his personal investment of £250,000 goes to the best candidate. I'm ready, and this won't be a walk in the park!”
There’s also changes afoot on BBC Two spin-off show ‘You’re Fired’ too, as Jack Dee is taking over from departing host Dara O'Briain.