Alongside Schwarzenegger as a boardroom advisor will be his nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, who is an entertainment attorney.
The 16 contestants for season are are: Laila Ali, Porsha Williams, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Ricky Williams and Carnie Wilson.
The show challenges celebrities to work together to complete business-oriented tasks, but this time around there will be an emphasis on technology and innovation. The winner will receive a $250,000 check for the charity of their choice. Celebrity Apprentice has raised more than $15 million for charities over the course of its run.
The change of host comes after Donald Trump announced his decision to run for the President of the United States of America.
Putting Schwarzenegger in that spot as CEO on Celebrity Apprentice was a great choice since he is already a fan of the show.
“I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”
NBC has not stated a premiere date for the New Celebrity Apprentice.
Take a look at the season teaser below:
Written By: Marshay Rice