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Gina Liano has thrown some serious shade at Celebrity Apprentice host Mark Bouris.

Let’s just say she didn’t hold back.

Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Gina Liano recently left the reality show after catching a painful stomach bug.

And now that she’s no longer a contestant, the 48-year-old mother-of-two has unleashed some (rather scathing) #realtalk about the show’s host, Mark Bouris.

Liano at the launch of her book, Fearless. (Photo: Instagram)

“He is quite rude, he is dismissive and in fact I have never been in any scenario with a man who is so disrespectful, to be honest. Ever,” the 48-year-old said in a rather candid interview with news.com.au.

“I may not have even done the show had I known, to be honest.”

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Bouris did not leave a great impression on barrister and single mum Liano. (Photo: Channel Nine)

But barrister and Real Housewives of Melbourne star Liano didn’t stop there.

She said that Bouris’ behaviour wouldn’t fly in real-life business scenarios — despite the fact he’s the billionaire founder and boss of wealth management company Yellow Brick Road.

“If there was a man or woman, in my opinion, who behaved like that in a boardroom, they would not be welcome back, or invited back… I’m not endeared to him at all,” she said.

“I was quite disappointed actually and I’m not a prude either, just the language, all of it, I was not impressed.”

She did acknowledge, however, that silver-haired Bouris may have been playing up his firm position for the entertainment factor.

“I suppose he is behaving in a way that is entertaining … I think it’s a way of getting a grab that’s entertaining,” she said.

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Liano (L) will now be replaced on the show by Gabi Grecko (front and centre). (Photo: Instagram)

Bouris, who is best known as the founder and chairman of ‘Wizard Home Loans’, previously called Liano a whinger during an appearance on Channel 9’s Mornings.

“She’s got to get a coffee at a certain time, she won’t do this she won’t do that, she doesn’t like the air conditioning up too high she doesn’t like the air conditioning down too low, she’s got to have a glass of water,” he said.

“For me that’s just crap.”

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Bouris has called Liano a “trainwreck” and a whinger. (Image: Channel Nine)

He also called her a “trainwreck” on the show — and apparently, Liano did not appreciate his choice of words.

“It wasn’t just his behaviour towards me, it was his behaviour towards everyone at one point or another,” she told news.com.au.

“Calling me ‘a trainwreck’, you don’t go into your boardroom and call your members a trainwreck and announce that, it’s unprofessional,” she said.

Liano, a cancer survivor and mother to sons Christos and Myles, was released from hospital in August, in time for week five’s challenge, but decided not the return to the show as she wasn’t feeling entirely better.

She will now be replaced on the Channel Nine show by Gabi Grecko.

Let’s hope, for her sake, that Gabi gets along a little better with the show’s host…

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