The You're Fired host claimed that the 2011 show will feature more "established business people".
"I'm told the candidates are different and I've taken that to mean there's no Stuart Baggs," he told The Sun. "I think it means they're established business people, not people trying to learn the trade.
"You'll still find people making an arse of things. No bad thing for it to go in a different direction."
The Apprentice will return to BBC One in the spring.