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Old 16-02-2013, 17:44
george.millman
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Sugar is an integral and pivotal part of the show, of course the BBC will listen to him and take his opinions into consideration regarding how the show should be. That's not the same thing as being in control and having the rights to the show, which belong exclusively to the BBC in the UK. Junior Apprentice is the same, as they're using The Apprentice brand and the concept is almost completely the same, just with younger candidates.

It was the BBC who chose Sugar in the first place, they initially wanted Phillip Green but he rejected it.

If Sugar decided to move to another channel and do a similar show there, I guess the BBC could sue him back into the stoneage for infringing their rights to the show. Unless he would change the format to such a degree that they couldn't make such claims, but then it would be a completely different show.
Well, why does he talk about taking it to another channel then? I don't see Sugar as a man who makes empty threats.
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