The release date for The Apprentice UK series 13 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Apprentice UK Series 13 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series` format and info
The Apprentice UK is a reality game show created by Mark Burnett, narrated by Mark Halliley and broadcast since 2005. The show originally premiered on BBC Two, but was moved to BBC One in 2007. The present twelfth series premiered on October 6, 2016. It is currently produced by MGM Television and has spawned three spinoff series.
Several aspiring entrepreneurs are selected through a multi-stage process - open auditions and interviews throughout Great Britain, then a round in London, and only then a final line-up of participants is chosen. The candidates are split into two teams and are presented with certain tasks and challenges related to certain business skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and negotiations, among others. The show`s culminates in one of the candidates winning $250,000 from British magnate Lord Alan Sugar.
Viewership and renewal potential
The Apprentice UK has delivered excellent ratings, especially since its move to BBC One. The current series is averaging a whopping 7.39 million viewers per episode, an excellent result that makes it one of the ratings charts` leaders. It has received numerous awards and nominations, and was awarded a BAFTA for Best Feature in 2006. There seems no reason for the network not to continue with the series, so we are definitely expecting a renewal announcement.
UPDATED November 30, 2016: The hit British entrepreneurial reality show The Apprentice has been renewed for the thirteenth series by BBC One. The applications for the upcoming installment are being accepted right now and until the deadline of January 30, 2017. If you are lucky enough to go through the first round, the second round of selection will occur in London from February 27 to March 5, 2017. And while The Apprentice series 12 is still in the midst of its broadcast, tune in and enjoy the exciting competition. Stay tuned for the next installment`s release date.