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Sugar confirms 'Junior Apprentice' plans

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Sugar confirms 'Junior Apprentice' plans

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Sir Alan Sugar has confirmed that talks about a Junior Apprentice are "in progress".

The multi-millionaire businessman first spoke about his plans for a teenage version of the reality show in 2008, but has reiterated his desire to rework the show for younger contestants.

"I would like to do a Junior Apprentice and we are currently in negotiations about doing it," he said. "It's something in progress. That's something I'm more interested in personally."

Sugar claimed he was less keen on producing a full-length celebrity edition of the show, which has occurred on Donald Trump's US Apprentice.

"I don't know how successful that was," he said. "I know Piers Morgan won that thanks to me coaching him, but I haven't heard any real talk on that."

When asked about the prospect of a sixth series, Sugar claimed that it would depend on the public's reaction to the fifth incarnation.

"Like any product, we can like it, the BBC can like it, journalists can like it, but at the end of the day, the customers are the ones who will decide," he added.

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