BBC One’s multi award-winning and critically acclaimed business entertainment series The Apprentice returns for a seventh series, as a new line-up of corporate contenders face Lord Sugar in the battle for boardroom supremacy.

BBC One's multi award-winning and critically acclaimed business entertainment series The Apprentice returns for a seventh series, as a new line-up of corporate contenders face Lord Sugar in the battle for boardroom supremacy.

From all corners of the country, Britain's entrepreneurial elite go to London to face the biggest challenge of their careers - embarking on a business battle over 12 tough tasks with multi-millionaire tycoon, Lord Sugar.

In the present period of financial recovery this year's candidates face a series of gruelling tasks, and this year the bar has been raised as each task is based on a start up business, designed to push their skills to the limit.

They are risking it all by leaving what they know behind and venturing into unfamiliar territory as they fight to launch their plan with his business backing and unequivocal guidance.

With the stakes set higher than ever, Lord Sugar and his eagle-eyed advisors Nick Hewer and Karren Brady will, each week, be watching how the candidates perform in 12 challenging tasks.