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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK
Apprentice Khan to host CBBC show
Saira Khan
Saira Khan lost out to transport manager Tim Campbell
Former The Apprentice contestant Saira Khan is to present a new children's business series for the BBC.

Ms Khan, runner-up in the first series of the BBC programme, will host Beat The Boss, which pits three children against adult business brains.

The team who design the winning product go home in a limousine - the losers have to take the bus.

The BBC said it wanted to adapt The Apprentice and Dragon's Den for young people.

New ideas

Reem Nouss, head of news, factual and learning at BBC Children's, said: "We know that kids have been interested and intrigued by formats like The Apprentice and Dragon's Den, so wanted to provide something tailor-made for them."

Beat The Boss will be screened every weekday from 22 May on children's BBC One.

The new ideas both the children and their adult counterparts will have to come up with include a new generation fruit drink and a dream sleepover kit.

A judging panel of 25 children will determine which team wins.

The second series of The Apprentice is set to reach its climax next month on BBC Two.

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