Comedian Jack Dee has been announced as the new host of BBC Two’s The Apprentice: You’re Hired; the companion show to BBC One’s mammoth business reality programme.
Jack enjoys a special empathy with the candidates as he has been through the process himself, taking part in 2009’s Comic Relief Does The Apprentice. Jack made it into the final boardroom only to be beaten by Michelle Mone of the women’s team.
Dee will be joined each week by regular panellist Romesh Ranganathan whilst the pair will welcome celebrities and business experts onto the show on a weekly basis.
Of his new role on the show Dee commented, “”I’m very much looking forward to hosting You’re Fired and hope that the luckless candidates will see me as the friendly face at the end of a difficult time in their lives.”
Romesh Ranganathan added, “as a massive fan of The Apprentice, this is very exciting for me. I love You’re Fired and am looking forward to putting all the questions to the candidates that people at home want to see asked. I also have a number of business proposals of my own that I think Lord Sugar will be pretty interested in…”
BBC Two’s controller Kim Shillinglaw said of the new appointments, “BBC Two should always be fantastic company and who better than Jack Dee and Romesh Ranganathan to share the candidates’ highs and lows with us and bring their wonderfully funny take on the week’s events – I’m delighted to welcome them both to You’re Fired.”