The Celebrity Apprentice will continue in 2016 but definitely without former host, Donald Trump. Actor and former Governor of California and actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the new host.
Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming, said that the network is opening a “powerful new chapter” by adding Schwarzenegger to the show.
He said: “Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves”.
Telegdy then quipped, “The Celebrity Apprentice … will be back!”
Trump has already congratulated Schwarzenegger. He wrote on twitter: “Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He’ll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity”.
Trump, who was host and producer of the show, announced he would no longer continue after he decided to run for president. And NBC then ended its business relationship with Trump after he made controversial comments about illegal immigrants in July.