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Lord Alan Sugar sparks backlash as he flees UK to film Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Lord Alan Sugar is jetting over to Australia to film the next series of Celebrity Apprentice.

After filming the last chapter of the show Down Under in December 2020, the business mogul has revealed he’s returning to shoot another innings.

‘I am leaving today to Australia to record another series of Celebrity Apprentice,’ Lord Sugar penned in an announcement shared on Twitter.

‘The first Oz series will be coming soon on BBC no exact time yet.’

Lord Sugar’s post was met with fierce criticism from those unable to travel due to tight Covid restrictions in the country.

‘Gotta say this doesn’t sit well with me!’ wrote one. ‘I’m all about being able to travel, but doing it to a country that has very strict restrictions isn’t cool. Especially for those trying to enter/leave for much more pressing reasons.’

‘Wow, the lack of awareness is stunning,’ added another. ‘So many people unable to  travel for compassionate reasons and you merrily tell us how you are exempt from the rules us plebs are subject to.’

The original series won’t be airing this year (Picture: BBC)

Echoing a similar sentiment, a third raged: ‘Are you serious? I’m in Sydney and been refused permission to leave to visit my family in Scotland. My father died last year and I had to FaceTime the funeral and I still can’t visit my widowed mother. We are in day 70 of strict stay at home lockdown orders. FFS.’

Sadly, it’s bad news for those hoping for a new series of The Apprentice to air this year.

In May, Lord Sugar confirmed that the BBC competition show won’t be returning until 2022.

‘I think you’ll see it in the early part of next year, in fact that’s the plan,’ he said, speaking at the Cambridge Union.

‘If things go well, and there’s no outbreaks or third waves, we’re planning to start recording later this year and it should be just after Christmas that they’ll start it again.’

The Apprentice is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: Original article published here.

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