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Lord Alan Sugar "Wants The Apprentice To Move To Australia As Life Is Back To Normal After COVID"


According to reports, Lord Alan Sugar plans to move filming of The Apprentice to Australia in 2021 as life there is almost back to normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 73-year-old business mogul is currently in Sydney while filming the down-under version of the show and is believed to have been impressed with the situation.

It comes after this year's season of the UK version of the show was canceled due to difficulties in ensuring social distancing and the challenges of shooting overseas.

Make plans? According to reports, Lord Alan Sugar plans to move The Apprentice to Australia in 2021 as life there is almost back to normal amid the coronavirus pandemic

A TV source told The Sun, “Lord Sugar loved filming in Oz and BBC bosses have told BBC bosses that he would like to do it on next year's UK series.

“While London is like a ghost town, Australia and New Zealand are busy, where life is almost back to normal amid the pandemic.

"There would be a lot the hopeful entrepreneur teams could do while filming in London is likely to still be difficult for the next year, especially as the restrictions keep changing."

MailOnline has approached The Apprentice and Lord Sugar representatives for comments.

Change of scenery? The BBC had to cancel this year's UK series because of the pandemic, and a television source has claimed Australia has "plenty to do" for attendees (pictured Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Claude Littner).

Change of scenery? The BBC had to cancel this year's UK series because of the pandemic, and a television source has claimed Australia has "plenty to do" for attendees (pictured Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Claude Littner).

Lord Sugar is currently in Australia filming the Australian version of Celebrity Apprentice and has shared snapshots of his time Down Under.

In addition to enjoying a few tennis games, the TV star also shared snaps outside landmarks like Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

However, the billionaire and his wife Ann caused a stir when they arrived back in September Granted permission by the New South Wales government to isolate themselves in a private location instead of a quarantine hotel for two weeks.

Unlike other travelers who have to pay a $ 2,800 hotel quarantine bill on their return to Australia, the couple were allowed to walk straight to their property.

Explore: The 73-year-old business mogul is currently in Sydney while filming the Australian version of the show and has shared photos of himself spotting landmarks like Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

Explore: The 73-year-old business mogul is currently in Sydney while filming the Australian version of the show and has shared photos of himself spotting landmarks like Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

A spokesman for NSW police at the time told Daily Mail Australia that the British lord and his wife had submitted a proposal to quarantine a private facility.

They said, "The couple complied with the Public Health Regulation (COVID-19 Air Transportation Quarantine) (No. 2) 2020 and did not require an exemption from quarantine requirements."

While the spokesman said, "The couple are required to follow the same rules as any other returning traveler."

It comes after the BBC decided to cancel this year's series of The Apprentice in the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aiming high: Lord Sugar also flew a seaplane from Rose Bay to Palm Beach and has enjoyed breathtaking views of the city since arriving in Australia in September

Aiming high: Lord Sugar also flew a seaplane from Rose Bay to Palm Beach and has enjoyed breathtaking views of the city since arriving in Australia in September

According to The Sun, the bosses decided to cancel the show after deciding it would be too difficult to face challenges overseas or maintain social distance.

This marks the first time fans of the show, hosted by Lord Sugar, have not received a new series since The Apprentice debuted in 2005.

Instead, the station will broadcast a highlights show that shows the best parts of the reality series from previous years.

In a statement, a BBC spokesman confirmed: "Unfortunately we have decided to postpone The Apprentice to 2020.

& # 39; Production reliability and the well-being of everyone involved in the trade fair are our top priorities.

'While this is understandably disappointing news, a weekly special lets viewers get memorable assignments, favorite candidates and boardroom bust-ups, as well as brand new insights from Karren, Claude, Lord Sugar and many others from the past 15 years in a special retrieve highlights series that air on BBC1. & # 39;

In April it was revealed that the BBC had temporarily suspended production of the new series, despite a group of hopefuls ready.

Postponed: This year marks the first time fans of the show, hosted by Lord Sugar, have not received a new series since The Apprentice debuted in 2005

Postponed: This year marks the first time fans of the show, hosted by Lord Sugar, have not received a new series since The Apprentice debuted in 2005

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