Nova’s Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli has entered the Celebrity Apprentice Australia race alongside personal trainer TV personality Michelle Bridges and former Olympian Olivia Vivian.
After a six-year hiatus from the show returns to Australian audiences with Lord Alan Sugar heading Down Under to serve as CEO, after appearing in 15 seasons of the smash-hit UK series.
And his current resume should give him a good head start as Wippa owns his own TV production company Two Basic Scoops Media, holds two world records and has produced his own podcast series.
During his time with Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa breakfast show, along with his co-host, Wippa has raised over 1 million dollars for charity.
Wippa is on Celebrity Apprentice representing his chosen charity The Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation, funding research to find a cure Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.
Cooper Rice-Brading sadly passed away from the disease at just 18 years old and was a close family friend. Wippa was like a big brother to Cooper is on the executive committee and has been passionately campaigning for the foundation ever since.
Wippa spoke on air this morning, saying “I had no idea there was an apprenticeship to become a celebrity!”.
Fitzy warned him that Michelle Bridges “is going to be tough”, but Wippa says he plans to call on his celebrity mates to help him with the ‘black book challenge’ to raise the most money.