Celebrity Apprentice episode 5 recap: Lord Sugar blasts the competition with a Celebrity Apprentice first

It’s no secret that most celebrities love being in front of the camera, so they should have no problem taking on the next challenge. Celebrity Apprentice.

Lord Sugar shows up – on screen rather than in person – to brief celebrities on the task.

Teams must record their own 60-second live infomercial. The team that produces the most effective infomercial, as judged by Lord Sugar, will win the challenge and $20,000 for their project manager’s charity.

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But it looks like Lord Sugar is a little bored of the competition and says “it’s time to blow it all up”.

Team Collaborate and Team Innovate are getting a makeover. Advisors Janine Allis and Nick Bell reshuffle teams and select project leaders.

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The teams jostle. (New)

Bankstown’s Carla leads Team Innovate, which now includes besties Darren McMullen and Jarrod Scott as well as Jean Kittson, Bronte Campbell and Benji Marshall.

Team Collaborate Project Manager Vince Colosimo will support celebrities including Turia Pitt, Samantha Jade, Ronnie Caceras, and Will and Woody.

If you thought the team restructuring was a competitive shake-up, think again.

Lord Sugar is about to completely turn the game around.

In a Celebrity Apprentice First, it gives the laid off celebrities – Beck Zemek, Eloni Vunakece, Gamble Breaux and Jodi Gordon – a chance to regain their position. And he does all of this behind the backs of other celebrities.

“This has never happened before on Celebrity Apprentice“, says Gamble.

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The fired stars get a second chance from Lord Alan Sugar. (New)

Lord Sugar meets with the fired celebrities and informs them that they will become a new team: Team Redemption.

Team Redemption must also produce an infomercial. But their purpose is slightly different. They are not competing against other teams, but rather against each other. Top performing team members have a chance to re-enter Celebrity Apprentice.

“If this thing is a complete mess, none of you will come back in the process,” Lord Sugar tells them.

The challenge

Carla is keen to stick with her expertise and go the comedy route for the infomercial selling Team Innovate’s gym equipment, but Benji isn’t convinced.

“Gym equipment and humor don’t go together,” Benji told the cameras.

Advisor Janine steps in to remind the team to look within.

“They have an Olympian and a sports superstar, so for them it should be a no-brainer,” she says.

After a shaky start, Team Innovate shifts gears and Carla becomes manager. She decides to use Darren’s abilities to pitch infomercials, Bronte and Benji’s athletic status to entice consumers, and Jarrod’s washboard abs to…wait what was the point of all this again?

Oh that’s right, Carla just wants to oil Jarrod for the camera.

“Sorry, I’m getting a little carried away,” Carla said with her oiled hands.

It’s action time for Team Innovate and everything is going smoothly. “I was like a proud parent,” beams Carla.

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With an extensive background in television and film, Vince directs Team Collaborate’s infomercial for Sav-a Flav-a, a rubber food coating that is an alternative to plastic wrap.

While there’s no doubt that Vince is passionate about Sav-Flav-a, his directing style is, well, a little messy.

“It’s safe to say that Vince’s project manager style is very chaotic and in the moment,” Ronnie told the camera.

Even Councilman Nick worries that things are getting a little too out of control and says, “I’m very worried about Vince losing control.”

This challenge is a live TV infomercial and teams only have one chance to register. Timing is therefore very important.

“Having spent a lot of time with Vince Colosimo, he’s a funny guy but time is not his friend,” Ronnie says.

“I know what time it is,” reassures Vince.

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Vince begins to spiral out of control as the challenge’s director. (New)

All is chaos as the cameraman counts down, and unbeknownst to Team Collaborate, they miss the signal on air.

Team Collaborate come together and celebrate what they think is a success. Ronnie even goes so far as to say that they “kicked him out of the stadium”.

It’s hard to watch, they just look so happy. Who will tell them the bad news?

Nick pulls Vince to the side and says, “You started filming the 60 seconds and you weren’t ready, you literally lost six or seven seconds.”

But Vince says that’s not how he understood the challenge.

“I’m a bit disappointed now because I heard that time has passed since the cameraman said three, two, one,” he explains.

“I’m really pissed off, I don’t want to talk anymore.”

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Usually that’s when we head to the conference room, but we need to check how the Team Redemption secret is being tracked.

They work hard to produce an infomercial to sell face cream. And everyone makes their weight, well most of them.

“I think Beck, Jodi and I are definitely a team, but Gamble just doesn’t agree,” Eloni said.

Lord Sugar makes his own observations on the Real Housewife, “Gamble is a hot mess, she needs to focus.”

The conference room

This boardroom meeting plays out a little differently, rather than Lord Sugar speaking, he lets the teams’ infomercials speak for themselves.

The Team Innovate infomercial plays and Lord Sugar describes it as “very, very good”. Even Vince thinks their ad is “elegant.”

Things aren’t going so well for Team Collaborate who, as we know, missed their cue and Lord Sugar isn’t holding back.

“It’s a disaster,” he says of their infomercial.

Lord Sugar doesn’t even bother to deliberate and immediately hands the victory over to Team Innovate, handing Carla $20,000 for her charity. And Vince must face the firing squad and bring back two members of the team. He unfortunately welcomes Turia and Ronnie.

Turia immediately takes responsibility: “I should have started earlier and we would have been within the allocated 60 seconds.”

Vince says it’s not Turia’s fault at all and the two back and forth taking the ball for each other. Ronnie, on the other hand, has no qualms about throwing a teammate under the bus, and Vince is the one who takes the hit.

“What really happened was that we were following Vince’s instructions. He was the one calling the action. We didn’t suddenly expect the cameraman to matter,” says Ronnie.

And just like that, Vince’s fate is sealed.

“I’m just gonna cut to the chase mate, you’re fired,” Lord Sugar points his finger at Vince.

This would usually be the end of the Celebrity Apprentice episode, but let’s not forget Team Redemption.

Lord Sugar’s assistant returns to Team Collaborate and Team Innovate in the living room. “You won’t want to miss this,” she said as she turned on the TV.

There’s Beck, Eloni, Gamble, and Jodi coming back into the conference room.

A roar of “OH MY GOD”, “WHAT” and “SHUT UP” echoes from the watching celebrities.

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Will and Woody are shocked by the return of fired celebrities. (New)

But alas we have to wait for the next episode of Celebrity Apprentice to find out which of the dismissed celebrities will return to the competition.

To be continued…

Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays to Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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