With Donald Trump taking a much bigger role after winning the US presidential election, the boss’ seat for the Celebrity Apprentice became vacant. Thankfully, action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger took on the mantle of the host while a new roster of Celebrity Apprentice cast brings tons of new drama and entertainment.
From the looks of things, the Terminator star will be a far cry from Donald Trump, with his bigger-than-life presence and extremely stern demeanor. Schwarzenegger also seems to be looking forward to bossing around the new set of celebrities for this season of the show.
“I’m 68 years old and this is a whole new challenge – something that I’ve never done before, so this is really wonderful,” the Hollywood star told ET. “And I think with the characters that they’ve picked there will be major drama.”
Speaking of characters, joining Schwarzenegger in this season’s Celebrity Apprentice all consist of talented and well-known figures from their respective fields.
Celebrity Apprentice cast a mix of athletes, actors and reality TV stars
The Celebrity Apprentice cast for this season are:
Laila Ali: She is the daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and is a retired four-time world champion and two-time hall of fame in boxing.
Brooke Burke-Charvet: She is an actress and the CEO of Modern Mom.
Erick Dickerson: He is a pro-football running back who is also in the hall of fame.
Boy George: He is the frontman of Culture Club as well as a Grammy winner and successful designer and photographer.
Matt Iseman: He is best known as the host of American Ninja Warrior.
Carrie Keagan: She is famous for her hosting duties in VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan
Carson Kressley: He became famous being one of the members of the Queer Eye team. He is now a celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer
Lisa Leslie: She is best known for her career with the WNBA as a champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Jon Lovitz: He is a comedian and actor who became popular during his stint on SNL.
Vince Neil: Neil is the lead vocalist of Motley Crue.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: A reality star who became famous through Jersey Shore.
Kyle Richards: She is one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Chael Sonnen: Sonnen was a popular and former UFC fighter best known for his brash behavior.
Porsha Williams: She is a star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Ricky Williams: He is a Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas and former Dolphins running back.
Carnie Wilson: She is one of the singers in Wilson Phillips.
Celebrity Apprentice cast to debut January 2
With such a colorful Celebrity Apprentice cast, fans are surely looking forward to the debut of the reality TV show. And they only have a month left off a wait as the Celebrity Apprentice will premiere on January 2.
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