EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity Apprentice star Wippa reveals how much time contestants really spend with their boss Lord Alan Sugar on the show
He was recently fired by Lord Alan Sugar on Celebrity Apprentice Australia, just one task before the show’s grand finale.
But Nova radio presenter Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli has no hard feeling towards the British business tycoon, admitting that he hardly knows him.
‘We don’t actually get to spend a lot of time with Lord Sugar,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Celebrity Apprentice’s Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli has revealed how much time contestants really spend with boss Lord Alan Sugar while filming the Channel 9 reality show
Wippa, 41, explained that despite working for the billionaire on the show, the only time contestants actually got to spend time with him was after each of the tasks.
‘It would have been nice to because he is a good guy, the interaction I did have with him, he said.
‘In our assurance he might be the guy you might see on the show, but he’s also a good bloke playing a role and he has been in that show for 15 years in the UK.
‘He knows how it works.’
That sucks! Wippa, 41, explained that despite working for the billionaire on the show, the only time contestants actually got with him was after each of the tasks
‘We don’t actually get to spend a lot of time with Lord Sugar,’ he told Daily Mail Australia
It comes as radio presenter denied claims from fans that Celebrity Apprentice Australia is ‘rigged’.
‘It would be very hard,’ to manipulate the results, he told Yahoo! Lifestyle.
‘[CEO] Lord Sugar’s in there making that call based on how he sees it, that’s his call [as to who is fired].’
It comes as Wippa denied claims from fans that the Channel Nine reality show is ‘rigged’. Pictured left is fellow contestant Martha Kalifatidis
As to suggestions that executives might put their thumb on the scales to influence the results, Wippa claimed it wouldn’t be possible given Sugar’s final say.
‘He makes that decision. I do know that,’ he said.
While Martha has now been eliminated from the show, viewers were outraged after she was saved during Sunday’s episode despite ‘cheating’ in a challenge.
During the episode, her boyfriend Michael Brunelli spent more than $950 on his girlfriend’s ice cream, boosting her sales considerably.
When confronted by Lord Sugar in the boardroom, Martha tried to deny it.
Cheater? While Martha Kalifatidis has now been eliminated from the show, viewers were outraged after she was saved during Sunday’s episode despite ‘cheating’ in a challenge