So as far as we know, Lord Sugar will be returning to cast his stern eye over this year's plucky entrepreneurs.
Mind you, presidential hopeful and former USboss Donald Trump isn't exactly a huge fan of Sugs, recently sneering on telly: "He works for me. I mean, he's doing a nice job, but don't forget, he works for me – I make money from "And Lord Sugar fired right back at the press launch for this year's show, telling the assembled press: "I happened to see the debate with him and Hillary Clinton last night, I saw clips of it. We don't expect anything to change this year: Karren Brady and Claude Littner will be back to keep the candidates in line with raised eyebrows and pointed sighs.
And then, after the Interviews, it was bye bye to Grainne Mc Coy, Jessica Cunningham and Frances Bishop.
She was followed out of the door by Natalie Hughes, who became the second casualty of the Boardroom after a completely shambolic advertising task which saw Lord Sugar refuse to crown either team the winner.
She's since admitted to Digital Spy that she'd never watched the show and actually Third to go was Oliver Nohl-Oser, the charming sausage magnate who couldn't make sweeties quite as well as he could make bangers.
This time it was Dillon St Paul and Sofiane Khelfa who faced his firing finger, despite Dillon's emotional speech about his history of being in business as a gay man, and despite Sofiane thinking that actually, um, he's better than all the others.
Next to go was Trishna Thakrar, who got a wee bit tiddly during the gin task – only her hangover was more than just a headache, as she got sent packing by Lord Sugar.
We were back to just a single firing after that, though, as Paul Sullivan got sent packing for project managing his team to a disappointing failure when they arranged a special night out at Madame Tussauds (we use the word "special" advisedly).
And to be honest he probably also partly got fired for answering back to Lord Sugar.
And I don't care how many it can be." Ooh, we're excited already.
Of course, you can also look forward to some words of wisdom.
The next candidate to leave the process actually wasn't fired – Aleksandra King jumped before she was pushed, quitting before the fourth week's task had really begun because she didn't think she and Lord Sugar would make good partners and was upset about the lack of contact with her family.
That didn't stop Alan from giving someone the boot that week though, as Mukai Noiri was shown the door after bigging up his handbag experience in the department store task - and failing to follow through.strategy (though JD told us that he thinks basically everyone should have been fired by now because they're all so rubbish).
The survivors from that task got even less sleep than normal the following week, though, as they were sent out in the middle of the night to buy a bunch of items.