The question is - will the Apprentice now stay as an Autumn series now or will we go back to spring next year?
Closing date for Apprentice Series 7 was June 30th, 2010 so I'd argue it'll be filmed in the autumn and aired possibly next spring or summer.
The Apprentice Series 7 seems to be going down Dragon's Den route:
Lord Sugar is looking for an Apprentice with the flair and drive to build a business, which he will jointly own with the winner, each taking a 50% interest. Lord Sugar will be mentoring and guiding his winning Apprentice, bringing with him over 40 years of his own business experience to help the business take its first fledgling steps.
Lord Sugar comments: "In the past years I was searching for a candidate to employ, now I am looking for a business partner. The good news is they won't have to put any money into the new company, I will. With an injection of £250,000 of value into this start up company, this is an amazing opportunity for someone who will choose the type of business it will be.