Previous winners of The Apprentice
Tim Campbell, who won the first series of The Apprentice, stepped in for businessman Claude Littner in the boardroom as he was recovering from a serious electric bike accident.
Lord Sugar has been fronting the series since its launch in 2005 and in that time has partnered with over a dozen businesses.
In 2019, the series was won by artisan bakery boss Carina Lepore, who opened a second branch of her Dough Bakehouse business in Beckenham, south London.
The year before, Leeds-based swimwear brand owner Sian Gabbidon secured the coveted investment, while series 13 saw Lord Sugar crown both finalists winners for the first time in the show’s history.
James White, who ran an IT recruitment firm, and Sarah Lynn, who owned a confectionery company, were both given £250,000 by the business tycoon.
Meanwhile in 2016, Welsh-based cake company owner Alana Spencer secured the investment for her brand Ridiculously Rich.
Far-right commentator Katie Hopkins also famously appeared in the show, losing out in the 2007 final to Simon Ambrose, who landed a job with Lord Sugar.
Michelle Dewberry won the second series of the show, narrowly beating no-nonsense bookies’ favourite Ruth Badger, who later bagged her own TV series.
Dewberry was applauded by Lord Sugar for holding down three jobs while she was still at school. Nowadays, she is a consultant and regularly appears as a pundit on TV, and is also a presenter on GB News.
In 2017, she announced she was standing for Parliament as an independent candidate in the Hull West and Hessle constituency.