The phrase “Hasta la vista,” may soon replace “You’re Fired” on the hit NBC show, Celebrity Apprentice. Last month, it was announced that Donald Trump had been fired by NBC for derogatory statements that he made regarding immigrants.
“NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in a statement in early August, adding, “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”
The term “You’re fire!” had become the show’s trademarked phrase used by Trump when letting contestants go. It has now become NBC’s lasts words to the entrepreneur-turned-politician, as Trump has apparently moved on to take full aim at a 2016 presidential bid. However, while some people thought that Celebrity Apprentice would die a quick death with the departure of Trump from the network, this isn’t the case at all.
It has now been announced that another Republican politician will be taking Trump’s place as the host of the hit show. Arnold Schwarzenegger a man known for catch phrases himself, will be taking Trump’s spot as the face of the show which will return for the 2016-17 season.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves,” said NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, Paul Telegdy, “It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire,”
The 68-year-old actor-turned-politician, Schwarzenegger, should help the show gain viewers by his celebrity accolades and always-fun accent alone, but surely it will be interesting to find out if he will continue to use Trump’s “You’re Fired” phrase or if he adds his own twist to the saying.
Schwarzenegger, who is known for commonly using some of his Terminator phrases on a frequent basis, thanked his fans for their congratulations on making the move to NBC, via Twitter.
“Wow. I’m blown away and honored by all your tweets,” he wrote. “I can’t wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity.”
What do you think about Celebrity Apprentice’s new host? How many times will we hear the phrase “Hasta la vista” during its airing?