Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reign as the new host of Celebrity Apprentice will begin with a diverse round-up of contestants. Musicians Vince Neil, Boy George and Carnie Wilson are just a few of the names competing to donate $250,000 to the charity of their choice.
The other 13 contestants include Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams and Ricky Williams. With Schwarzenegger replacing presidential candidate Donald Trump as the new host, a new panel of advisors have also been tapped for the eighth season. Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, Steve Ballmer and Jessica Alba will be assisting the former California governor throughout the season.
NBC severed ties with Trump following derogatory comments he made about Mexicans and immigration. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the network said last June. Even though all their business ties with the real estate magnate had been dissolved, NBC still made the controversial decision to let him make appearances on their shows Saturday Night Live, Today and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Along with the new host and panel of advisors, the series will relocate from New York City to Los Angeles. The Terminator star will also get his own catchphrase, replacing Trump’s “You’re fired.” According to Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister, Schwarzenegger’s new catchphrase has already been chosen but it will not be revealed until the new season airs. A premiere date has yet to be set.