Alan Sugar tries to sell himself as the man to host Apprentice USA

Sir Alan Sugar has shown an interest in the Apprentice USA role after NBC dumped long-time host Donald Trump.

Sugar, who presents the BBC’s incarnation of the show in the UK, announced his intention to lead host the NBC slot in a tweet.

The Apprentice USA role, which was recently vacated after NBC fired Donald Trump for comments in which he dubbed Mexican immigrants as “rapers” and drug dealers, is up for grabs and Sugar has it in his sights.

The admission was made following a tweet from Andrew Bloch, founder and group managing director of Frank PR.

Sugar’s Twitter nemesis Piers Morgan, who flopped in America after making a very public cry for gun control, even plaudited the idea.