Nick fires himself from The Apprentice
Seventy-year-old Hewer, a public relations consultant, has shared grilling and observing tasks on the hit series since it began in 2005 and said he leaves with “relief tinged with regret”.
Lord Sugar said in a tweet: “It’s with a heavy heart I have to say farewell to my good friend Nick Hewer from the apprentice. I thank him sincerely for the past 10 years.”
Hewer and Sugar’s working relationship began in 1983 when he promoted the Labour peer’s Amstrad electronics brand. He rejected criticism that The Apprentice gives a poor impression of business.
“I think The Apprentice is a truly valuable programme, teaching young people the basics of business – not in a classroom setting, but in a wonderfully entertaining format,” he told the BBC.
The final of this year’s series will be screened on Sunday when Bianca Miller and Mark Wright fight it out for the chance to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.