Television viewers in Ireland will have their own Irish version of 'The Apprentice' this autumn.

TV3 will screen the new show, with 14 candidates battling it out to become millionaire entrepreneur Bill Cullen's apprentice.

The winner will receive a 12-month contract working alongside Cullen with a package worth €100,000.

Commenting, Cullen said: "'The Apprentice' brings an exciting opportunity to budding Irish achievers. As a hands-on operator with various business activities I will give the winner an exceptional grounding in how to win in the tough environment of our current economic situation - and our morning meetings start at 6.30am. That's a fact."

For more on the BBC's 'The Apprentice', read our blog here.