Shields Gazette readers share their dislike for The Apprentice as it returns for its fifteenth series

The Apprentice has returned to our TV screens but the majority of Shields Gazette readers aren’t happy about it.

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 1:34 pm
The Apprentice has returned to TV screens. Photo credit: Daniel Law/PA Wire

At 9pm on Wednesday, plenty of TV viewers prepared for buzzwords and boardroom firings as The Apprentice returned for its 15th series while others wanted to watch anything but that.

Lord Alan Sugar says he thinks he might "max out" of the show after 20 years.

Online readers had a lot to say about The Apprentice, with 75% of 203 voters saying reality TV has had its day.

Tom Martin said: “Despite my obvious personal repulsion of reality TV and soaps, there are surprisingly a small and select few shows that would be considered "reality TV" that are still worth watching, most of which appear on the Sky Arts channel. The Apprentice in my opinion is absolutely not one I would ever watch.”

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Keith Hood added: “Watched an episode once. Never again.”

However, some readers shared positive views about the show and reality TV.

Stephen Sullivan argued: “Not all reality shows are bad. The apprentice is brilliant, similarly to Great British Bake Off. It’s a competition based reality show focused around an individuals skill rather than the desire to be famous!”