Donald Trump’s bid for the White House saw him forced to forfeit his starring role on NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
Bad news for those who enjoyed his run on the business-based competition? Yes.
However, they needn’t fret. For, the show has called on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ star Porsha Williams and entertainment mogul Tyra Banks to ensure its forthcoming season fares just as well…if not better.
The series began as a competition in which aspiring CEOs competed in challenges every week to win an enviable position in Trump’s ever-swelling empire, and spawned the television careers of former contestants Bethenny Frankel and Omarosa Manigault.
Things changed when it morphed into the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in which celebrities competed against each other to raise money and awareness for charities of their choosing.
Trump has now been replaced by the actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and has learned that Banks (who recently welcomed the birth of her first baby) will serve as one his advisors as he decides which celebrities will be given the boot after each challenge.
The cast includes:
Laila Ali — Boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet — Former “Baywatch” actress
Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back
Boy George — Culture Club singer
Matt Iseman — “American Ninja Warrior” host
Carrie Keagan — Actress and talk show host
Carson Kressley — “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
Lisa Leslie — Former WNBA player with the Los Angeles Sparks
Jon Lovitz — Actor best known for “Saturday Night Live”
Vince Neil — Motley Crue frontman
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — “Jersey Shore”
Kyle Richards — “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Chael Sonnen — former UFC standout and MMA fighter
Porsha Williams — “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Ricky Williams — Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL star
Carnie Wilson — Wilson Phillips singer and talk show host
Catch ‘Apprentice’ when it airs on NBC this September.