Patti Newton nominated herself to be fired on Celebrity Apprentice last night.
Newton told boss Mark Bouris it was she who should go and not her team mates Charlotte Dawson and Vince Sorrenti.
“To be honest Mr. Bouris, I think you have to fire me. I’ve loved being in this competition. But I actually think you might have got all you can get out of me.,” she said.
“I don’t think I can become a good leader. I have to say that Charlotte and Vince are too good to go and I think you’ll get much more out of them than you will me.”
Despite encouraging words about her integrity from Mr. Bouris, she was indeed fired.
But TV Tonight understands it was an outcome that allowed her to travel to Singapore to be with husband Bert Newton who had taken ill in February.
This would make it the second time a celebrity has sought to exit for family reasons after David Hasselhoff quit to honour a family commitment.
At least Patti stayed for the board room, and during her time on the show rolled with the punches with the best of them.