The Apprentice

Television contest show crisis

Once our favourite TV format – think the weekly vote-off of 'Strictly', 'X-Factor' and 'The Apprentice'– contest shows are failing to win over young viewers, and television bosses are holding crisis talks. Peter Bazalgette tells Ian Burrell why they need to think outside the box

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Motoring: Sir Alan Sugar says he’s still Rolls-ing in it after

Keen viewers of the latest series of The Apprentice could be forgiven for thinking that Sir Alan Sugar’s fortune is shrinking. The tycoon, who made his pile from Amstrad but is arguably more of a TV celebrity than high-flying businessman today, seems to have traded his £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom in for a cheaper model.

Bafta TV awards 2013: Lord Sugar miffed that Young Apprentice missed

Lord Sugar evidently isn’t used to missing out on the big prizes in life. When his reality show Young Apprentice lost out to reality show Made in Chelsea at the British Academy Television Awards last night he might have clapped politely but soon made his displeasure felt elsewhere.