Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen and ex-bowing champion Laila Ali have been cast for the upcoming season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
The series is entering its eighth season and 15th overall of the reality show. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over hosting duties.
Sonnen, who works for both the World Series of Fighting and ESPN for fight-night coverage, faced Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title twice. He also challenged Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt before retiring from the sport following a failed drug test.
The series started in 2008 and was created by Mark Burnett. Donald Trump, who is running to become the next President of the United States of America, was the first host. Previous winners include Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels and Arsenio Hall.
Former UFC champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz appeared on the first season of the “Celebrity” version.
Below is the complete cast for the season:
Laila Ali, retired boxing world champion and daughter of Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet, actress, TV host and CEO of ModernMom.com
Eric Dickerson, pro football hall of fame running back
Boy George, Grammy-winning singer
Matt Iseman, America Ninja Warrior host
Carrie Keagan, actress, writer and former host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan
Carson Kressley, Emmy-winning reality TV fixture and celebrity stylist
Lisa Leslie, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion
Jon Lovitz, comedian and former Saturday Night Live star
Vince Neil, lead vocalist of Mötley Crüe
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, former star of Jersey Shore
Kyle Richards, actress and star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Chael Sonnen, former UFC fighter and mixed martial artist
Porsha Williams, singer and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Ricky Williams, Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas and ESPN sports analyst
Carnie Wilson, singer and member of Wilson Phillips