Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Host ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Host The Celebrity Apprentice
Arnold Schwarzenegger during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 24, 2015 (Photo by Douglas Gorenstein / NBC)

Actor/former Mr. Universe/ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new gig: hosting NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. Schwarzenegger takes over for Donald Trump who’s currently busy attempting to become the next United States President. The network made the official announcement today, saying Arnold will be the host when the show returns in 2016.

“We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the Apprentice franchise,” stated Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves. It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire. The Celebrity Apprentice … will be back!”

“I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” said Schwarzenegger. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”

“After leaving the show to run for political office, Donald made it clear that he wanted The Celebrity Apprentice to be able to continue to raise millions of dollars annually for worthy causes, and now NBC and I have found an amazing new leader to do just that,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “Gov. Schwarzenegger will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights.”

Trump took to Twitter to voice his support for and approval of Schwarzenegger as the new Celebrity Apprentice host:

And even Arnold used Twitter to talk about his new hosting gig:

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