The Apprentice returns tonight and in an unexpected turn of events, the Daily Mirror reports that Sir Alan Sugar, himself might well be an early casualty of the series, as he's none too happy, how he was portrayed in a recent trailer for comic relief.
The mirror has several quotes from the Sir Alan, but this one typifies his complaint "The idiot that edited it - and I don't know who's done it - went through the past five years of archive to find snapshots of me roaring like a deranged lunatic and just stuck them all together. That person feels that is how they want me portrayed. I did my nut about it, but it was too late. It had been screened and I wasn't shown it beforehand. (sounds like good telly to me)
Anyway temper tantrums aside, I for one can't wait for the new series to start, not just for the joy of seeing the apprentices not living up to their inflated egos but the bonus of one episode in which the apprentices are tasked with the job of rebranding Margate.
Just how the apprentices will handle Margate’s image makeover, should be quite amusing and you never know they might come up with something good, that said there is a potential for some cringe making television though, since anyone rebranding needs to have some idea of the raw materials, which in our case include the high street in terminal decline, work in progress, derelict abandoned or burnt out attractions and of course the Turner contemporary building site and god forbid any local dignitaries wittering about cafe culture.
Now I come to think of it, that particular episode I might just give a miss or view from behind the sofa.