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With the aim of raising money for their chosen charities all while impressing British billionaire Alan Sugar, the star cast of Celebrity Apprentice are wasting no time in throwing each other under the bus. With the aim of raising money for their chosen charities all while impressing British billionaire Alan Sugar, the star cast of Celebrity Apprentice are wasting no time in thro Here, Woman's Day unpacks the 10 most explosive bombshells to come out this season... Reality TV stars vs.
Rodger Corser finds being a producer on Doctor Doctor has its advantages. He gets a say in how much of his body is seen in bedroom scenes. And this season, his fifth as Dr Hugh Knight, he's limiting it.
"There was a shirt off there, but the frames weren't too wide, they were nice and tight," he tells TV WEEK.
"No-one wants to see a middle-aged guy with his shirt off. That's why we brought Lincoln Younes into the show: much younger, much more buffed, much prettier."
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He's technically a presence in his own right with a primetime radio show to his name, but Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli took his profile one step further by going on Celebrity Apprentice Australia. He's technically a presence in his own right with a primetime radio show to his name, but Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli took his profile one step further by going on C The co-host of popular morning radio show, Nova's Fitzy & Wippa, was put through his paces via the gruelling reality TV format.
But plenty of people want to see a certain middle-aged guy with his shirt off – Rodger, 48, is still making "sexiest people" lists. "It's called a very good publicist!" he insists.
Perhaps it's not surprising that Rodger is feeling middle-aged.
His eldest(with singer Christine Anu), is 18, has a job and comes home only once or twice a week.
"She's an adult now," he says. "But then you worry, 'Last year you weren't an adult – it's only just ticked over.' But she has a good head on her shoulders."
Zipporah is also doing gigs, as Rodger did in his teens when he fronted rock bands – not that he's trying to claim his talented daughter takes after him.
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"Music-wise, she probably takes her lead from her mum more than my failed cover-band career in the '90s," he says.
Even though Zipporah is rarely at home, Rodger still has a full house.
His three kids with actress wife Renae Berry – Budd, Cilla and Dustin – make sure life is "pretty much go, go, go."
"It's crazy, great, amazing chaos," he says. "There's noise in our household pretty much 24/7, but that's how we like it. It's like a built-in party all the time."
However, Rodger admits he did struggle at times last year.
"I didn't have as much patience as Renae with home schooling," he says.
"And usually I'm a bit more tech-savvy, but the Google Classroom, I didn't know where they were supposed to put the documents."
With five-year-old Dustin now at school with Budd and Cilla, Rodger and Renae often use the extra time they have to tape auditions.
The 2021 Celebrity Apprentice cast
Meet the famous faces joining the Celebrity Apprentice Australia cast in 2021 including Survivor star David Genat, MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis, Michelle Bridges and The Veronicas. It's the latest reality TV reboot set to light up our TV screens in 2021. Yep, an all-new Celebrity Apprentice is back as Channel Nine resurrect the fan-favourite series. Gone is Mark Bouris and in his place (and responsible for "firing" the stars) is Lord Alan Sugar. He'll be joined by business queens Lorna Jane Clarkson and Boost Juice's Janine Allis, who will be Alan's righthand women throughout the show's run.
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"I read for her, she reads for me," Rodger says. "She's been very, very close to [landing] a couple of things."
in musical theatre, as well as TV series such as Rush, before putting her career on hold when Budd arrived."
"She wanted to put her kids first," Rodger says. "I'm happy to share it all around, but she wanted to until all the kids were at school. It'd be great to see her get out there and get back on telly."
Rodger is one of Australia's favourite leading men, having starred in Underbelly, Rush and Glitch, and been nominated for the TV WEEK Gold Logie three times. But he never expected to be an actor.
Growing up in Melbourne, he dreamed of playing cricket for Australia, before forming a rock band with school friends.
"I think I played my first pub gig when I was under-age," he remembers.
While his brother studied acting at university, Rodger chose media studies.
"I wanted to be more of a filmmaker than be in front of the camera," he says.
Michelle Bridges secret birthday celebrations
Michelle Bridges was secretly celebrating her 50th birthday during Celebrity Apprentice's episode that aired last night. The celebrity trainer took to her Instagram to share moments from her celebratory win and birthday. By the later months of 2020, some of us were finally able to get out into the world after a rough lockdown period, and we were privileged to start celebrating our milestones exactly how we wanted to. However, for Michelle Bridges, she was still in her own quarantine as she had to stay out of the general public eye while she filmed Celebrity Apprentice on the down-low.
That changed when his experience in bands landed him a role in the musical
But even when cast in, he doubted himself, because he hadn't studied acting.
"I'd watch myself back religiously to try to correct the things I thought I was doing awfully wrong," he explains, adding that he sought out acting coaches to help him.
"I'd work on things, but never telling anybody I was," Rodger says.
"I had to project that I was competent and professional, but all the while having impostor syndrome."
Even so, he has fond memories of McLeod's, playing Peter Johnson, the father of Claire's (Lisa Chappell) baby Charlotte. He'd hang out with Aaron Jeffery and Myles Pollard,
and stay at their homes in Gawler in South Australia.
"They were like, 'Oh, just bunk here,'" he recalls. "We'd have a day off, and it wasn't worth going back to Sydney, so we'd just go to the pub or horseriding with the wranglers."
Rodger hasn't heard from series creator Posie Graeme-Evans about thewith a grown Charlotte.
"Peter may have met an untimely death," he says with a laugh.
Rodger has plenty of projects on the go. Aside from Doctor Doctor, there's a short film with director Alex Proyas (Sister Darkness), an Australian Federal Police podcast, and a pivotal role in a big Aussie drama he can't talk about yet.
One thing he's not interested in doing: reality TV.
"I want to have more control as I get older, not less," he says.
"I feel like you have zero with reality shows."
Rodger is also developing his own ideas for TV series, and hopes to have something to talk about later this year.
"Eventually, the Lincoln Youneses of the world will be the lead of a show like ours and I'll be his dad, probably getting half the scenes," he says.
"But that's fine. I want to be in this industry and I want to tell stories."
The Veronicas hit out at Nine over portrayal on Celebrity Apprentice .
The pop stars, 36, said Nine was only showing the 'drama' and not focusing on their achievements or efforts to raise money for their chosen charity . © Provided by Daily Mail 'Why is all that being edited out?' The Veronicas' Jess and Lisa Origliasso blasted Channel Nine on Wednesday over their portrayal on Celebrity Apprentice Australia 'Why are you not airing any of our wins and strategy for each task, only using the scripted drama you GAVE us as the only airtime / promo?' Jess and Lisa tweeted from their joint account, which has more than 132,000 followers.