Claude Littner to interview The Apprentice candidates
Claude Littner will return to his role as interviewer in the final task on 'The Apprentice'.
The business executive replaced Nick Hewer as one of Lord Alan Sugar's aides on the current series of the business contest but is also set to reprise his previous role in the upcoming interview stage of the process.
He said: "'I have come to know exactly what Lord Sugar needs and expects from his business partners through years of working with him, and he knows I will be honest in my evaluations. While I have had a more extensive role this year as Lord Sugar's aide, I am still very much looking forward to interviewing the final five candidates and reviewing their business plans thoroughly, as always."
Claude will be joined by regulars Mike Soutar and Claudine Collins as well as first time interviewer Linda Plant.
Linda said: "Lord Sugar and I go back well over 20 years, so I'm really thrilled to be joining the interview panel for 'The Apprentice', and I certainly understand what he wants from his future business partner. I look forward to meeting the candidates, but be assured - I won't be letting them off easily."
Claude has been grilling candidates on their CV's since the very first series and, since the format of the show changed in the seventh series, he has also scrutinized their prospective business plans in the infamous 'Interviews' episode.
He and the other interviewers then advise Lord Sugar who to take through to the final task to battle it out for the £250,000 investment.
The penultimate episode of 'The Apprentice' will air on December 16.