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ISN’T Celebrity Ap­pren­tice hys­ter­i­cal? I al­ways for­get it’s on and then kick my­self that I haven’t been watch­ing it. The celebs tend to be this com­bustible stew of off-the-boil le­gends and left­overs from other re­al­ity se­ries.

You think they’re all go­ing to have mas­sive egos and then find not all of them do.

Dionne War­wick is on it this time and she seems to have things in per­spec­tive. Rel­a­tively. Plus, she is 70. So she kind of should by now.

Still, early days yet. We’re only up to the third episode. War­wick was more of a hand­ful last week when they had to do the chil­dren’s book. She was just a bit slow on the till in that first episode when they were run­ning the pizza joint.

As she pointed out, she’s fine when she’s charg­ing things to her credit card, slightly less com­pe­tent when it’s the other way round.

I wouldn’t have had her on the cash reg­is­ter, I would’ve had her out the front of the shop the way the men’s team had Gary Busey, and I would’ve had her singing an amended ver­sion of Walk On By . . . Don’t Walk On By/Come In And Try Some Pie . . . and so on.

She’s the big­gest star on Celebrity Ap­pren­tice. Fol­lowed by Meat Loaf, who looks like a

Hopeful win­ner: Gary Busey cab driver when he puts his read­ing glasses on.

The big­gest loud­mouth is Richard Hatch, the dude who won the first se­ries of Sur­vivor, and who then went to jail on tax eva­sion charges.

So when David Cas­sidy men­tioned time spent in a fed­eral pen­i­ten­tiary for ly­ing and cheat­ing, that’s what he was talk­ing about.

I was a tiny bit sad David Cas­sidy left be­fore he got to sing I Think I Love You. I thought he was go­ing to start ser­e­nad­ing Jose Canseco at one point there, when Jose, now ap­par­ently off the ’ roids, said he would al­ways pro­tect the un­der­dog.

Even Richard Hatch looked fright­ened.

I hope Gary Busey wins. Celebrity Ap­pren­tice Fox8, 7.35pm

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