Tom Allen is taking over from Rhod
Comedian Tom Allen has been revealed as the new host for BBC2’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired, which sees booted out candidates from Lord Sugar’s show sharing their experiences.
Tom, who’s appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Mock the Week, has confessed he’s a huge fan of The Apprentice.
Speaking about how thrilled he was to land the presenting job on the BBC2 Apprentice spin off, Tom declared: “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.”
Tom is replacing Rhod Gilbert, who’s decided to leave the show after three series to focus on his live tour.
Rhod 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.”
Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, added: “I’d like to thank Rhod for his fantastic three years in the hot seat, but the show will be in very safe hands as Tom will bring audiences at home and in the studio his own unique take on the weekly tasks and what happens in the Apprentice boardroom.”
The Apprentice and The Apprentice: You’re Fired will return to the BBC later this year – an exact date is yet to be announced.
Tom’s other credits include Bake Off: Extra Slice, Bake Off: The Professionals and Live At The Apollo.