There are some big personalities.
The new line-up for Celebrity Apprentice is here, and there’s nary a celebrity to be seen, unless an elderly doctor and some reality-TV “stars” pass for celebrities these days.
Oh, they do? I stand corrected.
Only kidding, Channel Nine has selected its talent from more than just the ever-growing reality-TV pool: there’s also a beauty queen, radio DJs, an actress and a sporting type.
Let’s see who they are, shall we?
Firstly, we have a disclaimer: here at Mamamia we have a Gabi Grecko/Geoffrey Edelston ban in place. Something about their particular brand of attention-seeking smacks of something not quite right.
So we’ll just say: they’re on the show and they’re going to be competing against each other.
Now to the reality stars: we’ve got the not-really-decisive Blake Garvey, former Bachelor; Gina Liano, Real Housewife of Melbourne and lover of shiny gold things; and
goldilocks Tim Dormer, Big Brother 2013 winner.
There are two radio DJs: “I haven’t had a real job in basically three years” Mel Greig and Sophie Monk, who entered our lives via Popstars, a kind of proto Australian Idol.
James “reality shows have been done to death” Mathison, who got his start on reality show The $20 Challenge, also stars.
Watch some of the new line-up talking about the show…Post continues after video.
The token beauty queen is Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin.
And the rest? Former Home and Away actress Esther Anderson, gossip-monger Richard Reid and NRL player and reality-TV enthusiast Matt Cooper (he is fresh from last season’s Dancing with the Stars).
Mark Bouris will return as the big boss guy, while Kerri-Ann Kennerley and ModelCo founder Shelly Barrett will serve as advisors.
It will be interesting to see how this season of Celebrity Apprentice rates for Channel Nine, considering the finale of the last series, aired in 2013, only garnered 650,000 viewers.
Will you be watching?
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