Following the official Celebrity Apprentice 5 cast announcement on Wednesday, new celebrity contestant Adam Carolla revealed that he was surprised by singer Clay Aiken.
When The Deadbolt spoke to radio host and comedian Adam Carolla shortly after the official Celebrity Apprentice cast announcement on Wednesday morning, Carolla was quick to admit that he was unexpectedly forced to think twice about former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, who is also a contestant on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.
“I was surprised that Clay Aiken was as gritty as he was.”
“I knew the guy had the competitive spirit,” admitted Carolla, “because he did another show that we won’t mention that involved a competition. But I didn’t know the guy other than his huge candy consumption. [He] had a lot of that roll up his sleeves grit.”
Adam Carolla and Clay Aiken join a Celebrity Apprentice men’s team that includes Arsenio Hall, Lou Ferrigno, Penn Jillette, Dee Snider, George Takei, IndyCar legend Michael Andretti, and Paul Teutul, Sr. of American Chopper. Both Carolla and Aiken will take on a Celebrity Apprentice women’s team consisting of Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Tia Carrere, Victoria Gotti, Lisa Lampanelli, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, Aubrey O’Day, actress and model Patricia Velasquez, and Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Although hardcore fans of Clay Aiken certainly know that Clay has a strong will to succeed because of his positive spirit, Aiken stood out among all other celebrities for Adam Carolla during their time on the show. For Carolla, it was an unexpected shocker.”You don’t normally associate Clay Aiken with that guy you’d want on your football team.”
Sounds like Clay may be a dark horse contender this season.
Celebrity Apprentice season 5 premieres February 12 at 8pm on NBC.
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