The Apprentice is returning to the BBC in 2022 and this year there is an entrepreneur from Bradford featuring on the show.  

The popular business series will air its sixteenth series on BBC One on Thursday, January 6 and 16 new candidates are fighting for Lord Alan Sugar's investment. 

The entrepreneurs will compete to win a life-changing £250,000 by completing tasks and fighting for their right to stay in the famous boardroom.

Shama Amin, 41, from Bradford hopes to win over Lord Sugar to help expand her business. 

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shama Amin will take part in this year's The Apprentice series (BBC Pictures)Shama Amin will take part in this year's The Apprentice series (BBC Pictures)

She is the owner of a children's day nursery in Bradford and moved to the area almost 20 years ago. 

A mother of five children, Shama gave up her original banking job to look after her children but is now ready to invest in The Little Academy Day Nursery, located on Manchester Road. 

The nursery was rated 'Good' by OFSTED in 2018 and Shama hopes to build on this and prove she has the “skillset that is required to be one of the best, successful businesswomen in the early years sector.”

In 2017, Shama was featured as one of BBC Radio Leeds finalists to become the 'Voice of Bradford'. 

She is keen to challenge public perceptions and show what she is capable of in the latest The Apprentice series. 

Shama said: “Being a lady of colour, wearing a headscarf as well, and the challenges that we face on a daily basis, I just want to be a living example for the Asian women and South Asian women out there.”

The Apprentice airs on BBC One and iPlayer at 9pm on Thursday, January 6.