Well, then. Donald Trump is now trying to convince viewers in the UK that what they are seeing when they watch the American version of The Apprentice is reality. The American version of The Apprentice aired on BBC [edit: until 2006] and the cross pollination now goes the other way: Americans can watch the UK version on BBC America. This is nothing unusual. The Apprentice has aired in Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, and Finland among other locations.
Between the American and UK versions there seem to be more differences than just accents and coiffures of the hosts. One Canadian blog insists that the British version is superior due to the fact that they still cast unknowns, unlike the American version, and the fact that it is new enough in the UK that the contestants haven't figured out how to exploit the rules of the game as much as the Americans have.
The thing about the American version is that most Americans realize that watching their version of The Apprentice will not impart one iota of usable knowledge on how to run a business and that the show is about as "real" as Donald Trump's hair.
Do you watch either or both the UK and the US versions of The Apprentice? What's your take on them?