This week's episode of The Apprentice saw a familiar face standing in as one of Lord Sugar's aides.

Tim Campbell, who follows the teams around and reports back to Lord Sugar, was not in this week's episode.

Standing in his place was Mike Soutar, who has previously appeared on the popular series.

Why is Tim Campbell not in this week's episode? 

Tim could not appear in this week's episode due to having to self isolate. 

A source told the Radio Times: "Tim had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID, and although he remained negative, as per the guidance at the time of filming, Tim isolated with Mike Soutar stepping in for the episode."

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Who is Mike Soutar?

Mike is well-known for co-founding Shortlist Media, which includes publications such as Stylist. 

He also used to work as the CEO of the Evening Standard before stepping down during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

He is now Non-Executive Chairman of Perfect Storm Productions, who makes documentaries with celebrities such as Stacey Dooley.

Mike has been on The Apprentice since 2011 and is usually seen in the interview stage.

He is well-known for catching candidates out red-handed when they exaggerate their CV.