A number of Australia’s biggest stars have joined the 2022 cast of the reality show, including a rather controversial Married At First Sight bride.
Season 8’s Beck Zemek is following in Martha Kalifatidis’ footsteps as one of the stars battling it out to win $100k for a charity of her choice.
The 28-year-old rose to fame earlier this year when she ‘married’ Jake Edwards in the social experiment and famously feuded with fellow groom Bryce Ruthven.
Also joining Celebrity Apprentice next year is Home and Away and Neighbours actress Jodi Gordon, X Factor winner Samantha Jade and comedian and writer Jean Kittson.
Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member Gamble Breaux will also be bringing the drama alongside The Block all-star Ronnie Caceres and TV host Darren McMullen.
Several sports stars are featured in the lineup, including NRL legend Benji Marshall, Olympic gold medalist Bronte Campbell and former NRL star and two-time Australian Ninja Warrior semi-finalist Eloni Vunakece.
Rounding out the cast is Hollywood actor Vince Colosimo, international supermodel Jarrod Scott and social media superstar Carla from Bankstown, as well as previously announced contestants motivational speaker Turia Pitt and radio duo Will and Woody.
Shortly after the celebrities were announced on social media on Sunday, a number of former competitors took to the comments to applaud the group.
“Good luck!” reigning champion Shaynna Blaze wrote, with Scherri-Lee Biggs adding, “Can’t wait to see it!”
“Let the fun begin!” Josh Gibson replied, followed by 2011 winner Julia Morris with, “Oh chookas everyone!”.
While some followers also expressed excitement at the casting choices and predicted that it will be an “awesome” show, others weren’t as pleased.
“‘Celebrity’ is a bit strong,” one person remarked, while another said they “don’t even know who half of these people are”.
“This is the worst thing I have ever seen,” a different user commented, with a fourth writing, “Surely this is a joke right?”.
The announcement comes shortly after Celebrity Apprentice boss Lord Sugar quarantined at the Sheraton hotel in Sydney for two weeks.
Channel Nine confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that Lord Sugar arrived in Australia last month to film the upcoming season of the popular series.
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