'The Apprentice' Star Claude Littner Makes Nick Hewer Jibe On 'Good Morning Britain'

'He looked like he was just making faces and didn’t contribute much.'

06/10/2016 13:10 BST | Updated 06/10/2016 13:26 BST

The Apprentice’ star Claude Littner has made a sly dig at Lord Sugar’s former aide Nick Hewer

Claude, who replaced Nick on the BBC business-based reality show last year, appeared to accuse his predecessor of not doing very much during his 11-year stint. 

Claude Littner

Appearing on Thursday’s (6 October) ‘Good Morning Britain’, Claude told hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: “When you saw him on TV he looked like he was just making faces and didn’t contribute much.

“I thought it was a real non-job so I thought I will do the interviews.”

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Nick Hewer (left) was previously Lord Sugar's assistant

Talking about making the switch from appearing in the interview round to becoming an aide, Claude continued: “Actually there’s an awful lot Karen and I do behind the scenes to advise Lord Sugar.

“Without us, he’s got no chance of being in a position to determine who is really the best person to fire.”

A fresh batch of budding entrepreneurs will be competing in a new set of ‘Apprentice’ challenges in the hope of winning a £250,000 investment, following in the footsteps of 2015 winner Joseph Valente.

Claude appeared on 'Good Morning Britain'

Speaking how the new contestants fared in the first episode, he said: “They are trying their best but that’s not quite often good enough.

“They make a small mistake which has drastic effects.”

‘The Apprentice’ airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One. 

Good Morning Britain’ airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 

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