Donald Trump Fired from Celebrity Apprentice
NBC has ruled out the possibility of Donald Trump returning to host The Celebrity Apprentice.
Bob Greenblatt, NBC’s entertainment chairman, said the show will not be back next season, but will return in the future with a new host.
NBC cut ties with the republican presidential candidate in June over comments he made about immigrants.
Donald Trump has hosted The Celebrity Apprentice since 2010.
Before that he hosted The Apprentice from 2003.
In June, NBC cancelled its broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants that are co-owned by Donald Trump.
Earlier that month, Donald Trump accused Mexicans of adding drugs and crime to the US as he announced he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” he said.
Donald Trump also pledged to build a “great wall” on the US border with Mexico and insisted it would be paid for by Mexicans.
He later insisted he was criticizing US lawmakers, not Mexican people.
NBC faced pressure from Hispanic advocacy groups to drop Donald Trump’s shows and a petition gathered more than 200,000 signatures.
Upon confirming that Donald Trump would not return as The Celebrity Apprentice host, Bob Greenblatt said he was “a lovely guy and “very much a collaborator and worked with us closely on Celebrity Apprentice”.
“We weren’t in any sort of adversarial position,” he added.
Bob Greenblatt said that a number of people have expressed interest in taking over from Donald Trump and they would be open to a woman taking over.
Talk show host Leeza Gibbons won the most recent 7th edition of The Celebrity Apprentice in February.
Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican race for US president in recent weeks, ahead of Jeb Bush and Scott Walker in the opinion polls.