Celebrity Apprentice: Peter Everett Says Bullying Made Him Ill
Peter Everett was eliminated from Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday night. He had been the project manager of the losing team in the dry cleaning challenge even though Dawn Fraser managed to bring in $100,000 for posing in male undies.
Dermott Brereton’s team made nearly double with over $200,000 raised. It was the highest amount a team on this show has ever raised. Jeff Fenech had accused Dermott of holding out until it was his turn to project manage and this could be true. Though Dermott swears it is because he feels uncomfortable asking his connected friends for cash.
He did reach out to Shane Warne who swung at least $60,000 his way through a corporate donor and except for Bonds Undies it was unclear where the rest of the big dollars came from. It was no surprise Shane was willing to get dollars in for Dermott’s team as it was revealed at the end that the charity the money was going to was the Shane Warne Foundation.
Peter was eliminated for poor project management and not bringing in any money.
However from this news.com.au article it appears he was happy to be fired. As he mentioned in the a TV WEEK article he reiterates he feeling of being bullied on the show. See previous blog post Peter Everett Being Left Off The Brochure was the least of the indignities he suffered.
He told news.com.au:
PETER Everett says his time on Celebrity Apprentice was so stressful he suffered shingles and a severely ulcerated throat and had trouble sleeping for more than a month after he was booted from the show.
“I always say people tend to die to get away from a situation they don’t feel comfortable enough to get out of and I was doing that,” Everett told news.com.au, “in a very short time my body was shutting down. Singles for a month and an ulcerated throat, that’s not a happy body.”
The former Ready, Steady, Cook host said he got very little sleep on the show, working long days that required him to wake up at 4am and not get home until 11.30pm at night.
“I was staying with some friends in Sydney and honestly, I was coming home saying ‘please don’t make me go back there, please don’t make me go back’.
“I was severely depleted, I was getting sick and trying to pull energy out of nowhere and added with the emotional side, it was hard core. I’m not used to it.
“I was sitting in front of Mr Bouris for most of the boardrooms thinking please, please, please sack me.”
Everett attributes the stress to the bullying culture he experienced on the show and says he worries what young children like his Goddaughter think when they watch the “vicious” behaviour of some contestants.
Everett said he felt patronised, ganged up on and like an outsider during the challenges, but most of the celebrities were pleasant to him off-camera.
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