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Apprentice star Claude Littner has been admitted to hospital for back surgery

Get well soon!

Lord Sugar’s right-hand man Claude Littner has been admitted to hospital for back surgery.

The Apprentice star revealed the news on his Twitter account on Tuesday night (October 15). The show airs on the BBC at 9pm on Wednesday.

Apprentice star Claude is in hospital for back surgery (Credit: BBC)

Replying to a fan on Twitter who posted a picture of Claude and said it looked as if he was in pain, the star revealed that he was.

“I am in pain. My back is killing me. As a matter of fact, I am having a back operation on Wednesday!”

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The phone will ring, it is Lord Sugar’s office. I will have just 20 minutes to shower, shave, brush teeth, get dressed, pack my clothes for the hospital stay.

Fans of the show quickly questioned how Claude could even consider surgery when he had a TV show to appear on.

Claude responded with good humour to fans who wondered if he’d make it back in time for this week’s show (Credit: BBC)

And good old Claude answered the queries with his trademark good humour.

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Claude’s boss Lord Sugar also took to Twitter to wish his co-star a speedy recovery.

Claude also responded to memes his followers posted.

While some even wondered if his operation would feature in this year’s show.

Claude also revealed that he was hoping to be up about about and in front of the box to watch the show from his hospital bed.

Claude – with Karren Brady and Lord Sugar – said he was hoping to be recovered enough to watch this week’s show (Credit: BBC)

Although if it’s anything like the “poo spitting” episode, he’ll probably be glad to miss it!

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