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ONE Championship unveils ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

ONE Championship today announced its new business competition show ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.’

16 contestants from around the world will compete in a series of business competitions and physical challenges, with the winner receiving a $250,000 USD job offer to work under ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong as his protege at ONE headquarters in Singapore.

“I am thrilled to announce ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ as our biggest foray into the non-scripted series genre,” Sityodtong said in a press release. “This brand new concept brings a completely unique and original dimension to ‘The Apprentice’ with the high-stakes drama of real-life business competitions, coupled with herculean physical challenges, featuring some of Asia’s top CEOs, the world’s greatest martial arts world champions, and A-list celebrities from across the continent. In combining our respective IP and assets, ONE Championship will redefine the non-scripted genre in Asia across scale and scope. ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ just might be the toughest in the history of all Apprentice shows!”

12 of Asia’s top CEOs (1 CEO per episode) will be featured as a guest judge beside Sityodtong. The business competitions will focus on real-world problems and industries, while the physical challenges will be graced by ONE Championship world champions where the contestants will attempt to defeat them in athletic contests of ability and cardio endurance.

The show will be produced by ONE’s production arm, ONE Studios and will air on “streaming and linear platforms across the Pan Asian region in the second half of 2020.”

Specific region-byregion market distribution and launch details will be revealed at a later date, but is slated for distribution on major television networks and digital channels worldwide.

A total of 13 episodes will be shot in the first season in different cities across Asia.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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