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Camilla Franks ‘felt like a failure’ after being booted off The Celebrity Apprentice

Kaftan queen Camilla Franks wept as she was kicked off Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday. 

And on Wednesday, the 45-year-old fashion designer appeared live on the Today show and spoke about her time on the program. 

Camilla, who was accompanied by her toddler daughter Luna, said she felt like a ‘failure’ after not raising enough money for her chosen charity, the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Reflecting: Fashion designer Camilla Franks said on Wednesday’s Today show she ‘felt like a failure’ after being kicked off Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday

‘I watched the show again last night… it was quite emotional to watch,’ Camilla said. 

‘I felt like I failed you guys… I felt like I failed [the charity],’ she added, as she sat next to the CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Sarah Hosking. 

‘But looking back, I don’t think I could have done more. I did everything.’ 

Emotional: Camilla, 45, who was accompanied by her toddler daughter Luna, said she felt like a 'failure' after not raising enough money for her chosen charity, the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pictured during her tearful elimination on Celebrity Apprentice

Emotional: Camilla, 45, who was accompanied by her toddler daughter Luna, said she felt like a ‘failure’ after not raising enough money for her chosen charity, the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pictured during her tearful elimination on Celebrity Apprentice 

‘On the last episode, all the edits, they cut out Olivia Newton-John doing a call in from LA, me going on to [the] set with Luna after four hours of sleep…’

She added: ‘I was frustrated but very honoured that Celebrity Apprentice gave me an incredible platform to be able to celebrate our cause.’

Camilla then revealed that she raised $20,000 via a challenge on Celebrity Apprentice, and as a surprise to Sarah, raised $15,000 personally by auctioning off some of her clothes and matched that by putting in $15,000 of her own money. 

She told Sarah she was giving the NBCF a total of $50,000. 

The cause holds a special place in Camilla’s heart, as she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2018. 

A good cause: On Today on Wednesday, she told NBCF CEO Sarah Hosking that she was donating a total of $50,000 to the charity

A good cause: On Today on Wednesday, she told NBCF CEO Sarah Hosking that she was donating a total of $50,000 to the charity

‘When your mortality is questioned, you almost lost your life to breast cancer, I made sure, because I was one of the lucky ones to survive, I made sure to honour every single woman we’ve lost along the way, the women still fighting and all the ones about to embark on this hideous journey,’ she said. 

‘Without the research, I wouldn’t be sitting here today.’

Camilla was booted off Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday’s episode, after coming to blows with Shaynna Blaze in the boardroom. 

Booted: Camilla was booted off Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday's episode, after coming to blows with Shaynna Blaze in the boardroom

Booted: Camilla was booted off Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesday’s episode, after coming to blows with Shaynna Blaze in the boardroom

With only a $1,000 budget to host a kids’ sleepover and Camilla spending $800 on just teepees, Team Momentum’s downfall was running out of money for breakfast.

Prior to her firing and breaking down in tears, Shaynna hit back at the fashion designer for describing her as a ‘runner’ instead of the team’s project manager. 

Despite her attempts to save herself, Camilla was fired with Lord Alan Sugar saying that while she is ‘full of great ideas’, she lacks an ‘attention to detail’.

Walking out of the boardroom and heading to a waiting car, a devastated Camilla broke down in tears.

Out of money: With only a $1,000 budget to host a kids' sleepover and Camilla spending $800 on just teepees, Team Momentum's downfall was running out of money for breakfast

Out of money: With only a $1,000 budget to host a kids’ sleepover and Camilla spending $800 on just teepees, Team Momentum’s downfall was running out of money for breakfast


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