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Dragons' Den stars Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden have refused to rule out replacing Lord Sugar on The Apprentice if the opportunity arose, but admitted that it would be near impossible to fill his shoes on the BBC One reality show.

British entrepreneur Jones claimed that he couldn't imagine anyone other than Sugar hiring and firing in the famous TV boardroom.

"I think it would be very hard to fill Alan's boots. Never say never, but I just can't imagine anybody else being in that position other than Alan," Jones told Digital Spy.

"He does it so well, that show is really him. I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped the show if he decided he didn't want to do it anymore."

Jones's Dragons co-star Meaden was more coy about the opportunity, teasing: "Oh, I'd wait to see if I was asked. How diplomatic am I?

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