You’re terminated: Sugar snubbed in bid to host US Apprentice

Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named the new host of Celebrity Apprentice.

Broadcaster NBC has announced the Governator will step in to fill the shoes left empty after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump left to bid to replace Barrack Obama as the 45th U.S. President.

Trump made the show a success, initially with budding entrepreneurs like the version broadcast by the BBC but then changed the format to have celebrities competing in business-related tasks. In seven seasons, NBC said ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ has helped raise more than $15 million for charity.

As the news broke to widespread cheers and congratulations across social media, Schwarzenegger responded on Twitter: ‘Wow. I’m blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can’t wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity,’ he wrote.

The news has certainly disappointed Lord Sugar who had mounted a challenge to cross the pond to replace Trump when it was announced the entrepreneur was leaving to pursue his challenge to become the U.S. President as the UK host took to Twitter to ridicule the former bodybuilders chances of getting  good viewing figures. 

As we covered at the start of July, the  68-year-old said “would like the challenge” of hosting the US version of his hit BBC reality show The Apprentice.

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