Claude, who is now aide to Lord Alan Sugar on the show, will also resume his role which sees him strike terror into the hearts of the remaining candidates.
Businessman Claude has been grilling candidates on their CV's since the very first series, and following a change in the format of the show in the seventh series, he was known for scrutinising candidates' prospective business plans in the infamous 'Interviews' episode.
Claude said: ''I have come to know exactly what Lord Sugar needs and expects from his business partners through years of working with him, and he knows I will be honest in my evaluations.
"While I have had a more extensive role this year as Lord Sugar's aide, I am still very much looking forward to interviewing the final five candidates and reviewing their business plans thoroughly, as always."
Claude will be sitting down with the final five candidates and feeding back to Lord Sugar along with three other interviewers about who should be given the chance to battle it out for the £250k investment and become his business partner.
In the penultimate task of this year's series, Claude will be joined at the interview stage by returning advisors Claudine Collins, Managing Director of Mediacom; and Mike Soutar, CEO of Shortlist Media; and new recruit, Linda Plant, owner of international interior design company Homerun Services.
The penultimate episode of The Apprentice will air on Wednesday 16th December.
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