Arnold Schwarzenegger Named New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Host

"You're fired" now becomes "You've been terminated."

ByABC News
September 14, 2015, 12:24 PM

— -- "Celebrity Apprentice" just found its new host -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, ABC News has confirmed.

The acting icon and former governor was named as the host in a statement from NBC.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves," Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment told ABC News in a press release.

The statement continued, "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 Celebrity Apprentice … will be back!”

The actor also tweeted, "Wow. I'm blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can't wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity."

Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump as host. NBC ended their relationship with the presidential candidate in June.

Trump tweeted his congratulations for Schwarzenegger.

"Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity," he wrote.