The Apprentice’s new aide Tim Campbell was given one crucial piece of advice from Claude Littner before filming for the 2022 series began.
Tim is replacing Lord Alan Sugar’s right-hand man on the upcoming show after he had a nasty fall from his electric bike last April, and he’ll be keeping a close eye on the 16 hopeful candidates along with Baroness Karren Brady.
‘I did manage to get to speak to Claude,’ Tim told Metro.co.uk ahead of the programme’s long-awaited return.
‘When I heard the news that I was being called in, my immediate reaction was to give him a call to see how he was.
‘I sent him a message and he was saying he was on the mend.’
Tim revealed that Claude shared with him a tip that was useful to him while filming.
‘The only advice he said was just be true to yourself because that is the only thing you can really do,’ he told us. ‘The beauty of the show is the authenticity to focus on candidates, not on us advisors.’
Tim was the first-ever candidate to win The Apprentice in 2005 and won a £100,000-a-year job working for Lord Sugar.
He added that Lord Sugar approached him directly to ask whether he could stand in for Claude.
Last month, Claude reassured fans he was ‘on the mend’ after a confused fan asked why he was absent from The Apprentice trailer.
‘I had a cycling accident shortly before filming @bbcapprentice,’ he explained. ‘I was hospitalised and unable to be part of this year’s series. Good news… I am well on the road to recovery.’
Claude has been learning to walk again after undergoing nine surgeries.
Recalling the incident, he said at the time: ‘I was just pottering along, I must have been doing no more than 10 kilometres an hour on this sort of two-track road.
‘The next thing I knew, I was on the left-hand side of the street, my bike was in the middle of the road and I didn’t know what happened.
‘I suspect I hit a pothole or something like that, but I must have blanked out at the moment of impact, because the next thing I knew, I was lying on the ground.’
The Apprentice returns on Thursday 6 January from 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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