Lord Sugar invites former winner to join the boardroom for The Apprentice

Tim Campbell is a former winner of the BBC One business show who will take to the other side of the desk in the next series.

Alongside Baroness Karren Brady, Tim will be scrutinising the candidates as they’re put through their paces in a series of testing tasks and compete to win a life-changing £250,000 investment for their business, in what remains the toughest interview process in town. Claude Littner, who has been involved in The Apprentice since the very first series, is taking some time off to recuperate following an operation earlier in the year.

“I’m excited to be looking after Claude’s boardroom chair while he recuperates and look forward to seeing what the candidates come up with on this year’s tasks. I was saddened by the circumstances which led to getting the call, but having been on the show myself I know the hard work that goes into it – so I didn’t take the decision lightly.” — Tim Campbell

Tim became the first ever winner of The Apprentice when the series launched in 2005. He landed a £100,000-a-year job with Lord Sugar’s firm Amstrad and left after two years to found the Bright Ideas Trust, a charity that helps young people to set up their own businesses. He received an MBE in 2012 and now runs his own digital marketing agency, Marketing Runner.

The Apprentice will return to BBC One in early 2022.

“Claude has been part of the series since the beginning and is leaving an important boardroom chair to temporarily fill. I’ve been speaking to him regularly about his recovery, and of course hope we see him back in the boardroom very soon. In the meantime, my former winner Tim Campbell will step into Claude’s seat and be my eyes and ears as the candidates face a tough set of business challenges in the upcoming series.” – Lord Sugar

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