Boris Johnson takes over as presenter of The Apprentice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to step into Alan Sugar’s shoes when he takes over as host of The Apprentice for a new series that begins in the UK later this year.

Johnson, 55, is determined to have fun with his new role. He told the Daily Chronicle, “Have I Got News For You is one of the toughest shows on TV to host, so after that, this will be a complete doddle.”

Asked if he will be giving up his job as Prime Minister in order to find time to record the series, Johnson said, “PM only takes up about four and a half hours a week, so I don’t see any problem with tackling both jobs.”

In anticipation of running for parliament during the next general election, Alan Sugar has decided not to sign up for a 19th season of The Apprentice.