‘I’ll be back’ holds true! In the midst of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be filling Trump’s shoes as host of ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ But instead of using Trump’s signature phrase, ‘You’re fired,’ a source revealed that Arnold will have his own!
No matter what roles Arnold Schwarzenegger, 68, plays in the remainder of his career, he will forever be known as the Terminator. So even with the actor’s new gig as Celebrity Apprentice host, of course his iconic character has to be honored somehow! An insider gave us the scoop on exactly how he’ll do that…and it’s hilariously fitting!
Arnold will be taking over Donald’s role as the host of Celebrity Apprentice, following NBC’s decision to stop Donald from ever appearing on their network again, and the show’s creator Mark Burnett is confident Arnold is the perfect replacement. Mark referenced Arnold’s business and political experience as the reasons for choosing him to take Donald’s place — but now that we’ve been told how he’ll be eliminating contestants, we think he might have been selected because of his Terminator past!
“Some people are joking about it, but it’s actually the thing that Arnold and Mark Burnett want to happen,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That is, changing the iconic ‘You’re Fired’ to an obvious nod to Arnold’s most famous character and saying ‘You’re Terminated’ when it comes to getting rid of celebrities.”
How appropriate! Considering Arnold has successfully managed to run California’s government for nearly ten years, we already knew he’d make a great host. But with an elimination phrase that incorporates his Terminator alias, this just seems like the perfect fit!
Arnold even gave his own proof that he’s a great person to fill Donald’s void! “I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” he said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!” Trust us, Arnold — we can’t wait for the show to get started either!
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— Taylor Weatherby, Reporting by Russ Weakland