Former transport manager triumphs on BBC's version of 'The Apprentice'

MUMBAI: The BBC has announced that its version of The Apprentice in the UK has a winner. After a gruelling and intense 12 week job interview process,the show's host Sir Alan Sugar has finally found his Apprentice.


Tim Campbell, a former transport manager for London Underground from East London has come out on top. In the final episode screened last night 5 May on BBC Two the two finalists were whittled down to just one winner.

He walked away with a ?100,000 year-long job contract with self-made tycoon Sir Alan Sugar.

An ecstatic Tim said, "I tried to do the best in every single task and I gave 100 per cent. My aim throughout the whole of this was to just get the job.



"I didn't want to be a TV star. I didn't want to be a Big brother-type contestant, I just wanted to better myself and do better for my family and make my mother proud and I think I've done that." Tim's personality, business acumen and determination have won him an army of fans throughout the 12 week run, including the notoriously hard-to?please Sir Alan.

Tim has overcome family poverty and discrimination, and in the face of intense competition won the coveted position of The Apprentice. Sir Alan said, "I had in front of me some of Britain's best prospects - but there were also some of Britain's best losers, too. It was a tough decision, but Tim is a great fella and I think I?ve chosen the best of the bunch. I've found my real apprentice, someone who can handle himself, handle other people, remain calm and someone who has a great learning ability. He's got it and that's what I need."

The runner up was Saira Khan who says, "I am really pleased for Tim. Throughout the course of the last few months I have worked with him quite closely and he's become a really good friend. I am sure it was a hard decision for Sir Alan but I think he's chosen the right person for the job that he's got in mind. The show has been a great experience for me and I have learnt a lot."

The BBC has also confirmed that The Apprentice has been recomissioned for a second series. The new series for next year, made for BBC TWO by Talkback, will see the winner land a top job with Sir Alan Sugar.

BBC Two controller Roly Keating says, "The Apprentice has been a huge hit. In a very short space of time it has become one of the most talked about shows on television and the feedback from the audience has been fantastic. The programme is a part of BBC Two's drive to find fresh approaches to business programming. It proves that audiences have a real hunger for programmes that reflect the cut and thrust of the business world in exciting new formats."

Latest Reads
BTVI and AutoX magazine join hands to launch ‘The AutoX Show’

Business Television India (BTVI), India’s Premier English Business News Channel, has teamed up with AutoX Magazine, India’s fastest growing automotive publication and portal, to launch the ‘The AutoX Show’

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Guest Column: Content is king, but is distribution still God?

A linear channel goes through multiple layers of distribution intermediaries on ground. 

Television TV Channels Viewership
BTVI Money Mantra hits its ground in Mumbai and got a great response

Money Mantra an initiative by Business Television India (BTVI) was welcomed by the audiences.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
ZEE takes one more giant pioneering step - builds a technology platform to satisfy 5 senses of the viewers to offer immersive customer experience!

Mumbai: ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (“ZEE”), a global media and entertainment powerhouse, has taken a yet another pioneering giant leap by securing a United States (US) Patent on a technology platform developed in the Silicon Valley at its very own - ZEE Media Lab. This unique platform stems...

Television TV Channels People
Don't believe in just passive communication: BTVI's Anuj Katiyar

It’s been two years since BTVI has come into the English business news picture. A tough nut to crack, the channel has been at it by first challenging the incumbents and later by revamping itself to suit the new generation of business news viewers.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Star Sports unveils #BattleofSixes campaign for the upcoming PAYTM India- West Indies ODI and T20 series

This festive season is set to take cricket fans by storm as the battle of sixes begins with India taking on West Indies in the PAYTM ODI and T20 series, starting Oct 21st and November 4th, 2018 respectively.

Television TV Channels Sports
LaLiga Football Schools launch in Kerala

LaLiga, Spain’s top football league, recently launched the LaLiga Football Schools in India. It is a comprehensive grassroots football development programme in association with India On Track

Television TV Channels Sports
Triple gold medalist and former autralian olympic swimmer, stephanie rice debuts as an expert presenter on vivo pro kabaddi season vi in india

This season Star Sports, the official broadcaster for VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2018 lifts the spirit of the game a notch higher with the announcement of three - time Olympic Gold medallist, Stephanie Rice, as an addition to the illustrious expert panel.

Television TV Channels Sports
IndiaCast rejigs revenue top brass in bid to grow across markets, platforms

In a move aimed at synergizing processes and business opportunities to scale up revenues, IndiaCast, the domestic, international and digital distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, today, announced an organizational rejig of its revenue management structure.

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories