We’ve known it was coming… and now here it is. The rabid and brain-melting fun that Celebrity Apprentice AU will be will only be eclipsed by the performances from the contestants. Bring. It. On. I seriously can’t wait. It’s gonna be awesome (and if you want to follow all the contestants, I’ve a twitter list of them all). From the press release:

The Celebrity Apprentice Australia premieres on Channel Nine on Monday October 24 at 7pm and will screen five nights a week.

Monday Nights at 7pm: Celebrity Challenge
Tuesday Nights at 7pm: Boardroom and…“You’re Fired”
Wednesday Nights at 7pm: Celebrity Challenge
Thursday Nights at 7pm: Boardroom and…“You’re Fired”
Friday Nights at 7pm: A cheeky, behind-the-scenes insight into the Celebrity Apprentice’s week.

In Celebrity Apprentice some of Australia’s most well-known and controversial celebrities will be working towards raising money for their various charities.

The Apprentice Australia’s Mr Mark Bouris, one of the country’s most successful high-profile businessmen and Chairman/Co-Founder of wealth management company Yellow Brick Road, will helm the series.

Joining Mr Bouris in the boardroom are:

Pauline Hanson: Politician
Polly from The Block: Reality Star
Jason Coleman: Dance Guru
Max Markson: Agent to the Stars
Julia Morris: Comedienne
Jesinta Campbell: Beauty Queen
Wendell Sailor: Footy Champion
Shane Crawford: AFL Legend
Lisa Curry: Olympian
Deni Hines: Australian Singer
Didier Cohen: International Model
Warwick Capper: 80’s Icon
At stake is $100,000 for the winning celebrity apprentice’s charity.

All of the (in-) famous contestants will be competing in challenges using their fame, their contacts and anything else they can think of to win for their respective charitable causes.

The celebrities will be subjected to long hours, gruelling mental challenges, and intense scrutiny…all without their usual safety net and support team of agents, managers and personal assistants.

The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, weeknights at 7pm on Channel Nine

For daily scoop, exclusive previews and interviews go to:

Website (launches October 17th)

You can also get updates at http://facebook.com/celebrityapprentice or by following @TheApprentice9

Image courtesy OMG News.