overseas Apprentices having difficulty finding their version of Donald Trump.

overseas Apprentices having difficulty finding their version of Donald Trump.
Casting to fill the role of superlative-slinging ego-centric mogul has been difficult for producers of Apprentice spin-offs overseas. Australia’s Nine cancelled plans for their own version of the show because they failed to find someone to front it. In Germany, “everyone they’ve asked, all the big names, have turned them down,” a German trade magazine writer tells The Hollywood Reporter. “German business culture is worlds away from America’s. Here it is very important to be seen as serious, respectable. Appearing on a reality TV show is not something a serious German executive would ever consider.” Those cultural differences are key, as the UK didn’t have trouble finding a star; Alan Sugar is heading up their spin-off.

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