Stars align for Celebrity Apprentice

By David Knox on December 1, 2011 / Filed Under News 22

Nine looks set to be sitting in a rosy position for the next season of Celebrity Apprentice.

After the success of the first series, they are coming out of the woodwork to try and land a place in front of Mr. Bouris.

A Nine source tells TV Tonight they have two A4 sheets of paper with names of celebs who have put themselves forward for consideration.

And they’re just the ones who have expressed interest. It will make a big difference to having some who were quietly instructed to appear on the show this year.

The likes of Julia Morris and Jesinta Campbell are evidence that the show can serve as a clever career move (all without any dancing lessons required), but beware -there are others whose “brand” suffered big time from being on the show. Can we say self-inflicted?

TV Tonight has one name to add to the wish list please: Rose Porteous. She already featured in a 2002 Reality special called Rose and would make car-crash telly.

Or maybe Maria Venuti.

They would make a great 2012 successor to Pauline Hanson!


  1. Trent December 4, 2011 at 2:30 am -

    Mmmmmaria Venuti all the way..

  2. jh December 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm -

    Rose Porteous, Chopper Reed, Mark Latham, Sam Newman, Paul McDermott (I hear GNW need a new network), Warnie, KerriAnne. The list could go forever.

  3. vicki b December 2, 2011 at 10:16 am -

    Some good suggestions already!

    I’ll add: Ed Kavalee, Brian Mannix, Angry Anderson, Gai Waterhouse. I don’t like any of these people (apart from Ed).

  4. Mac December 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm -

    Bajo from Good Game! 2012 is the year that good needs to break out of a great little ABC show and show the rest of Australia what a funny bastard he is.

  5. Craig December 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm -

    This season was great, but I fear the next one may be full of all nice people who do not want their careers damaged like Deni’s (and possibly Jason’s) will probably be.

  6. Sam G December 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm -

    What’s the definition of celebrity?

  7. DanielW December 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm -

    Lets see here.
    Rose Porteous, Warnie, Gretel Killeen, Kyle Sandilands, Matt Newton, Kerri Anne (she’s not hosting anymore), Sam Newman, Eddie Everywhere.
    Just goes on and on.

  8. Trix December 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm -

    Ohh, just had another thought … Matthew Newton.

  9. Trix December 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm -

    Barnaby Joyce and Bob Katter would be my choices for politicians. Pity they’re still employed. Rose Porteus can barely string a coherent word together so that’d make things interesting, and the addition of Pru McSween would leave Deni Hines for dead. Bring it on!

  10. steve sydney December 1, 2011 at 11:15 am -

    She would never do it but I would love to see Jana Wendt’s face on tv again.

    Fiona O’loughlin would also be great…

  11. tmorgan December 1, 2011 at 10:48 am -

    Hahahahaha! He would be great in a car wash challenge!

  12. CP December 1, 2011 at 10:27 am -

    The Easy off Bam guy…. that would be epic ;)

  13. sarah h December 1, 2011 at 10:25 am -

    who is maria venuti?

    they were throwing around brynn edelstein’s name on the radio yesterday, haha.

  14. Mia December 1, 2011 at 10:20 am -

    @Andrew and @Moanique – fabulous suggestions!

  15. Moanique in Brisbane December 1, 2011 at 9:51 am -

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Rose Porteous would be hilarious. I’d also like to see Carlotta, Prue MacSween, Dawn Fraser, just to name a few.

  16. chk chk December 1, 2011 at 9:43 am -

    Can they get Jenna (from the block) next time? She’s a firecracker!

  17. alastair nicholson December 1, 2011 at 9:20 am -

    No more dumb rugy or footy players please.

  18. Allie December 1, 2011 at 9:12 am -

    Rose Porteous would be must-see TV, but I’m not sure about Maria Venuti.

  19. Mia December 1, 2011 at 9:10 am -

    David, Rose Porteous is a Genius suggestion! In the batsheet crazyass biatch stakes, she’d make Deni Hines look like an amateur by comparison!

  20. Jerome December 1, 2011 at 8:09 am -

    I remember celebrity masterchef hyping up their list of celebs. After the buzz that the original mc created everyone thought we were going to have some really impressive celebs, turned out to be some of the most unfamous people of all shows. And it was from the same makers of CA. Just sayin.

  21. Butterfly Carnage December 1, 2011 at 7:47 am -

    Can we cast Kyle Sandilands as a rotating “Celeb” so Mr Bouris can sack him every episode and Kyle can have a dummy spit? It incorporates what both of them do best.

  22. Andrew_J81 December 1, 2011 at 7:35 am -

    Yes definitely Rose! and Warnie, Chopper, Michele Mahone, Kitty Flanagan, Gretel Killeen, Molly Meldrum.

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