With Donald Trump's White House run going from strength to strength, some might say the boundaries between politics, celebrity and business are already blurry enough. And now the announcement of the real estate tycoon's replacement on The Celebrity Apprentice looks set to muddy matters further.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bodybuilder-turned-movie star-turned-California governor and no stranger to one-liners himself, will have to brush up on his best "you're fired" as he prepares to fill Mr Trump's shoes in 2016.
Mr Trump himself was fired by NBC, the network behind the show, after he made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants to the US, saying that many were criminals, rapists and responsible for bringing drugs and violence to America.
A statement from the network at the time said: "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
"Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr Trump."
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
The Celebrity Apprentice is a spin-off from the original Apprentice series, in which contestants pit their business accumen against one another to be named Mr Trump's assistance, or in the celebrity version, win money for their chosen charity.
In seven seasons, NBC said The Celebrity Apprentice has helped raise more than $15 million for charity.
Donald Trump has not shied away from controversy during his presidential bid, taking strong stances on contentious issues such as immigration and gun rights.
He is, however, currently leading polls as the Republican candidate who voters most want to take on the Democrats in next November's election. A CNN poll put Trump at 32% support among Republicans.Reuse content