Shaynna Blaze was visibly shocked when she was crowned the champion of Celebrity Apprentice during Tuesday’s season finale.
And the 58-year-old spoke about her victory on Fitzy and Wippa on Wednesday, saying she was still reeling after a mystery corporate donor helped her win.
Shaynna said still ‘can’t believe’ she triumphed over comedian Ross Noble, and also revealed what it’s really like going toe to toe with Lord Alan Sugar in the boardroom.
‘I still can’t believe it’: Shaynna Blaze appeared on Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa on Wednesday and reflected on her Celebrity Apprentice win
‘I still can’t believe it,’ Shaynna said.
‘To be in that boardroom and not to be s**tting my pants for the first time! I survived [the boardroom] seven times.’
Shaynna also praised runner-up Ross, saying he is a ‘genius’ and an ‘incredible man’.
Co-star: The 58-year-old judge of The Block said that she still ‘can’t believe’ she triumphed over comedian Ross Noble
‘To be in that boardroom and not to be sh***ing my pants for the first time,’ she added with a laugh. ‘I survived [the boardroom] seven times’
‘His mind is just unbelievable and what I’m so happy about is that we both walked away with money too,’ she said.
Shaynna walked away victorious during Tuesday’s grand finale.
She triumphed over the British funnyman, 45, in the final challenge, raising $326,000 for her charity and winning an additional $100,000.
Success: On Tuesday’s grand finale episode of Celebrity Apprentice Australia, Shaynna Blaze walked away victorious. The Block star, 58, triumphed over comedian Ross Noble, 45, in the final challenge, raising $326,000 on the night and winning an additional $100,000
Shaynna and Ross were tasked with creating an event to raise money for their chosen charities.
Shaynna told Fitzy and Wippa she didn’t even know she had raised so much money after a corporate donor – who wanted to remain anonymous – made a generous and undisclosed donation that ‘blew her out of the water and the competition.’.
Ross also spoke to the breakfast radio show on Wednesday, revealing how actor Russell Crowe had donated $10,000 to his charity.
‘I thanked him on the show but sadly it didn’t make the cut. He’s an incredibly generous man who doesn’t necessarily shout about it,’ he said.
Fancy that! Ross Noble also appeared on Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa on Wednesday and said that Hollywood star Russell Crowe donated $10,000 to charity
Comedian Ross organised a high-octane bank heist experience complete with explosions, electrified stairs and a scary mob boss to get past for the people who took part.
While Shaynna hosted a gala dinner, auctioning off big-ticket items, including a diamond ring.
In the final boardroom, Shaynna revealed to Lord Alan Sugar she started domestic violence charity, Voice of Change, as she was ‘not unscathed’ by domestic violence in her own life.
Ross also got emotional during the board meeting, revealing he feared he would let his charity down as he struggled to sell tickets during the challenge.
A good cause: In the final boardroom, Shaynna revealed to Lord Alan Sugar she started domestic violence charity, Voice of Change, as she was ‘not unscathed’ by domestic violence in her own life
‘It’s very personal to me, as my wife and I, we lost our house in a bushfire and the Red Cross actually supported us. Now I want to support them,’ he told Lord Sugar.
The British comedian raised $83,500 for his charity after running his heist experience.
However, Shaynna smashed the final challenge, raising $326,000 – a total of $426,000 with the additional $100,000 win.
In total, the interior designer raised $475,000 for her charity throughout the competition, which Lord Sugar revealed was a record for Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
An emotional Shaynna was moved as Ross congratulated her, telling the group that the money she had raised would ‘save lives’.
Winner: An emotional Shaynna was moved as Ross congratulated her, telling the group that the money she had raised would ‘save lives’