Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over from Donald Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice
By Sewe Ishola
Hollywood actor, and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken over hosting duties of popular television show- Celebrity Apprentice’ from US president elect, Donald Trump and on Monday night, the debut episode featuring him was shown.
Some of the changes, the show witnessed was the change in slogan, from Trump’s “You’re fired” to Schwarzenegger’s “You’re terminated’, which is a throwback to a his 1984 movie, “The Terminator.”
However, American political analysts are concerned that Donald Trump still gets credit on the show as ‘Executive producer’, leading to assertions the incoming US president could have divided attention if he continues to have an influence in the handling of the TV program.
From scenes of fast cars, to electrical sounds to rock music, the producers of the show ensured that every trace of Donald Trump was erased from the show, as he claimed recently he won’t be actively involved in the production of the hit show.
But Billionaire businessman, Trump remained on the show’s credits as an executive producer – one of a series of business interests that have had some Americans concerned about him being compromised once he takes office as the president of the United States.
The attempts to remove Trump’s stamp and name off the tv brand that he co-created 12 years ago were obvious from the beginning as Schwarzenegger’s name was written all over the show and he even introduced nephew Patrick Schwarzenegger alongside ex-top model Tyra Banks as his advisors on the show.
Trump’s name appeared after Mark Burnett (show’s co-founder) but before Schwarzenegger – who is also an executive producer on this show.
Trump has been an executive producer on the show since 2004 and will earn a five figure sum for being on the credits.
For just one night, reviews have shown the new host has improved ratings and a somewhat higher caste of participant.