Looks like there’s no slowing down Celebrity Apprentice, even if Donald Trump is no longer doing the firing. Trump, who is currently running on the Republican ticket for a presidential nomination, bowed out of the reality show, Celebrity Apprentice, and Arnold Schwarzenegger stepped in to replace Trump.
Now, it looks like just because Schwarzenegger stepped in and Trump is out, doesn’t mean that NBC is willing to let Celebrity Apprentice take a dip. On the contrary, it looks like NBC has ramped up an impressive line up for the upcoming season’s cast.
The new cast for Celebrity Apprentice has been announced and it looks like fights will definitely ensue.
According to E!, here’s a full line up of this season of Celebrity Apprentice.
— BBC Ents News Team (@BBCNewsEnts) January 28, 2016
- Laila Ali
- Brooke Burke-Charvet
- Eric Dickerson
- Boy George
- Matt Iseman
- Carrie Keagan
- Carson Kressley
- Lisa Leslie
- Jon Lovitz
- Vince Neil
- Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
- Kyle Richards
- Chael Sonnen
- Porsha Williams
- Ricky Williams
- Carnie Wilson
We can already see Snooki fighting with at least one person out of the group.
With Trump’s absence, his advisers follow in suit, which means the table is open for new advisers. Luckily, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, Steve Ballmer, and Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger will serve as Schwarzenegger’s advisers. Having Banks and Alba by his side is a no brainer. Banks has made a very lucrative brand with her name, and aside from her good looks and acting career, Alba is one of the wealthiest business owners. Forbes has featured her and her company, Honest Co. when it hit $1 billion in revenue.
As for Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, this is the way Celebrity Apprentice will continue to “keep it in the family.” Knapp-Schwarzenegger is Schwarzenegger’s nephew. He also happens to co-own a law firm, which focuses on representation of TV and motion pictures, and their talents.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump famously aired his beef at NBC, but he doesn’t have any ill-will toward new host Schwarzenegger. In fact, he even wished the new host good luck on his upcoming season.
Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He’ll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2015
— Zesty Celebrity News (@zesty_celebrity) January 28, 2016
Arnold was at a loss for words about the support he received from fans and Trump.
Wow. I’m blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can’t wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 14, 2015
Although NBC never officially announced that they were getting rid of Donald Trump, the presidential hopeful bowed out of the reality show to focus on his candidacy. NBC had cut ties with Trump after he made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants. During Trump’s June 16 GOP announcement, he had this to say.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
In a statement to the press, NBC President of Alternative and Late Night programming said the following of Arnold taking Donald’s place on Celebrity Apprentice.
“It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire.”
Are you excited about the line up for Celebrity Apprentice?
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