‘This isn’t Love Island. To him, the process should be solely about business. The latest batch of contestants face stricter monitoring than any past group.’
They added to The Sun: ‘Staff have been tasked with ensuring contestants keep their eyes on the prize and not on each other.’
It’s also thought by bringing in more staff could be beneficial for the candidates as they can also act as a source of support.
Lord Sugar recently confirmed that The Apprentice will not broadcast this year, and will instead return in 2022.
The 74-year-old businessman said that the forthcoming 16th series will begin filming later this year, and will be set to air at the ‘early part of next year’.
The new series of The Apprentice won’t feature trips abroad when it returns due to the ever-changing coronavirus pandemic.
The hit BBC programme usually sees the hopefuls travel to other countries to take part in various tasks during the competition, but show bosses are said to be unable to let this happen as a result of ongoing travel restrictions.
Discussing the future of the programme, Lord Sugar said he wants to do 20 years.
‘We would have been doing series 16 this year and I was happy to do four more,’ he said.
‘But of course, it is the BBC who will decide if they wish to do it. I fully understand they are in charge but if they wanted to do it, I think 20 years is a nice round figure.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for comment.
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