The axing of "The young apprentice" is just another nail in the coffin of sensibilities on viewing, It just shows that the general populus would rather watch shite soaps and reality TV such as TOWIE and geordie shore. No wonder that the UK is going down the tubes...! Lord Sugar has confirmed what many suspected for months; the BBC will not be making any more series of Young Apprentice. In response to a tweet from a fan enquiring about its return, Lord Sugar answered: "NO BBC HAVE DECIDED TO STOP IT." The series, which launched in 2010, was a particular passion of Lord Sugar's as it offered 16 and 17-year-olds the opportunity to win an investment prize fund for their business plans. The 2012 run of Young Apprentice garnered noticeably lower overnight ratings, with the launch averaging just under 4m viewers in a pre-watershed slot. Rumours had been rife that the BBC would not renew Young Apprentice on the basis of the viewing figures. However, Lord Sugar did state that the normal adult series would be back in late spring.