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FIRST LOOK Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief

The celebrity version of The Apprentice has been off our screens for ten years but now it's back!

This year, Lord Sugar will put ten celebrity candidates from the worlds of entertainment, sport, journalism and comedy through their paces to raise as much money as possible in a two-part special for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

The candidates are journalist Rachel Johnson, Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, EastEnders actor Tameka Empson, interior designer Kelly Hoppen, The X Factor judge Ayda Williams, Good Morning Britain's Richard Arnold, football manager Sam Allardyce, TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal and comedians Omid Djalili and Russell Kane.

Here's a first look at their official portraits...

As always, both teams will be closely observed by Lord Sugar’s advisors Baroness Brady and Claude Littner and in the first episode, the candidates are tasked with organising and hosting a themed cabaret night in less than 48 hours.

They’ll have to call on their contacts, plead with the public, cater and perform. With Lord Sugar expecting them to pull out all the stops, some of the candidates attempt to rope in their famous friends in an effort to get the upper hand and make their event extra-special.

We then have to wait until the next day to find out how well the teams did as Baroness Brady and Claude Littner report back to the boss of the boardroom and reveal the winning team.

Which team will be supping tea in the cafe? Where will the firing finger point? And who will be told 'You’re fired'?

Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief returns Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March at 9pm on BBC One

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