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Celebrity Apprentice returns 23 May as Nine unveils full cast

Nine has announced that Celebrity Apprentice Australia will air on 23 May at 7:00pm, and revealed the full 14-strong celebrity lineup for the latest season.

The season will feature British billionaire and magnate, Lord Alan Sugar, as the CEO. He heads down under having previously starred in all 15 seasons of The Apprentice UK.

Previous seasons have featured founder and chairman of Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road, Mark Bouris, as the CEO, but Nine revealed at its upfronts in November that Lord Sugar would replace him.

The fifth edition of Celebrity Apprentice Australia will also feature Boost Juice pioneer and investor Janine Allis, and fashion designer and entrepreneur Lorna Jane Clarkson, who’ll serve as ‘advisers’ to Lord Sugar.

Each of the 14 celebrity recruits will fight to raise money for a charity close to their hearts, with the winner earning an additional $100,000 in prize money.

Lorna Jane Clarkson, Lord Sugar, Janine Allis

Nine also revealed that this season will see one celebrity make history, earning more money for their chosen charity than any other in the history of the show.

The initial 12 recruits are musicians The Veronicas, who it appears will compete as a duo, plus British comedian Ross Noble, The Block judge Shaynna Blaze, Australian Survivor: All Stars winner David Genat, MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis, writer and comedian Rob Shehadia and fashion designer Camilla Franks.

Also involved are musician Anthony Callea, surfer Alex Hayes, celebrity PT Michelle Bridges, Nova host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, and Olympic gymnast/Ninja Warrior Olivia Vivian.

There will also be two ‘surprise’ recruits: Hawthorn AFL champion Josh Gibson and ex-Miss Universe Australia/Nine Perth presenter Scherri-Lee Biggs.

The latest season is being produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia for the Nine Network.

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