Celebrity Apprentice Australia – Dane Bouris Still An Advisor But Is Deborah Thomas Gone?
Season Three of Celebrity Apprentice Australia kicked off in less than ideal conditions at Bondi Beach with a pop up Fish and Chip challenge.
The Daily Telegraph reports the winds were cyclonic as the teams tried to whip up customers for their “businesses”. It was males versus females, with Roxy Jacenko and Prue McSween out spruiking with the reality TV alumni of Prinnie Stevens and Layla from Big Brother staffing the deep fryers.
But the show is not about how good your fish and chips are or how many punters you can get through the doors, it is about how many corporate donors you can bring in. Former boxer Jeff Fenech managed to get a $20,000 donation from James Packer, however Kym Johnson had to wear a bikini to receive a donation of $3000 from 2Chillis swimwear. Dawn Fraser was probably happy about that.
The team who loses will face Mark Bouris in the board room. It also looks like his son Dane Bouris is back this season as he turned up to observe the teams at the challenge, and it is unclear whether Deborah Thomas is back, as Woman’s Day Editor Fiona Connelly was there at Bondi.
UPDATE: It has been reported that Deborah Thomas was at Bondi Beach, which means both her and Dane will be returning as advisors.
Hopefully Dane Bouris livens up this series as last year he did not really add much to the show.
Also Private Sydney in the SMH is reporting that Roxy Jacenko may be being a diva on set. Hopefully she is raising the hackles of the other contestants, you get the feeling she knows how to give good reality TV. And moral of the story the more entertaining you are the more likely you will be safe from elimination!
The cast for this year’s series is:
Dawn Fraser, swimming champ.
Stephanie Rice, swimming champ.
Prue MacSween, PR / social commentator.
Layla Subritzky, Big Brother.
Prinnie Stevens, The Voice.
Kim Johnson, Dancing with the Stars (US).
Roxie Jacenko, PR.
Jeff Fenech, boxing champ.
John Steffenson, sprinting champ.
Brian Mannix, 80s rocker.
Rob Mills, performer.
Dermott Brereton, The Footy Show.
Peter Everett, TV host.
Peter Berner, comedian.
Celebrity Apprentice Australia will screen on NINE