Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger who served as the Governor of California for two terms will host the upcoming The New Celebrity Apprentice. The reality show was previously hosted by president-elect Donald Trump.
The NBC released photos of the popular show which will return following a two-year hiatus. Schwarzenegger will now occupy the hot seat of the show, which has moved from New York to Los Angeles. The show will see a slew of celebrities take part in business-driven tasks.
The New Celebrity Apprentice Kicks Off With Arnold Schwarzenegger In The Hot Seat
The episode one of The New celebrity Apprentice has been titled In Here You Call Me Governor. The show will feature 16 celebrities partaking in different business-related tasks. The money raised will go to their preferred charities.
The Terminator star will then choose the winner after consulting experts like Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, supermodel Tyra Bank and Jessica Alba.
The Mail Online reported that viewers will have to wait to find out Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase for the outgoing contestant. While Trump when he hosted the show, he used “You’re fired.”
As per the New York Daily that according to a source, contestants will need to address him as the “Governor.”
“He literally snapped at a couple of people who called him Arnold,” the source said. “At one point Schwarzenegger overheard someone refer to him as ‘The Governor’ and he his response was even worse.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He Is The New Celebrity Apprentice Boss
Trump will, reportedly, continue to be a part of the show as an executive producer. However, Schwarzenegger doesn’t think he will have an active role on The New Celebrity Apprentice.
“The show is Arnold. The other one was Trump. I have a different personality and I do everything kind of lighthearted,” Schwarzenegger said, The Washington Times reported.
He added that he hopes he will be able to live up to the expectations.
“I am the new host,” he said. “I hope I can match up with what he has done and continue on with a great, successful show …”
He added, “I want to have my ratings a little higher than his were.”
The show will premiere on NBC on January 2 at 8 p.m.