Tom Allen to host The Apprentice: You’re Fired | Taking over from Rhod Gilbert

Tom Allen to host The Apprentice: You’re Fired

Taking over from Rhod Gilbert

Tom Allen is to be the new host of  The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

The comic replaces Rhod Gilbert, who is stepping down from the BBC Two spin-off show to concentrate on his stand-up.

Allen said: 'I’m excited and humbled to be joining this wonderful, much loved show as host. I’m looking forward to analysing, satirising and, dare I say, celebrating the many "interesting" choices the candidates make during their Apprentice journey whilst gaining valuable insight into the business world.’

Gilbert – who also quit his BBC Radio Wales job this year to concentrate on live work – said: ‘I'm back on the road after a seven year break, and with such a busy stand-up touring schedule, it's time to hand over the reins of You’re Fired to someone else. The brilliant Tom Allen is going to smash it. In a good way.'

As with previous series You’re Fired will air immediately  each episode of The Apprentice when it returns later this year. It has previously been hosted by Adrian Chiles, Dara O Briain and Jack Dee.

Kate Phillips, the BBC’s controller of entertainment commissioning said: ‘The show will be in very safe hands as Tom will bring his unique take on the weekly tasks and what happens in the Apprentice boardroom.’

The news was revealed on Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning.

Published: 12 Aug 2019

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