Former AFL footballer Warwick Capper was the first to be eliminated from Celebrity Apprentice.
The ’80s icon’ was cut from a three-way battle between team leader Max Markson and former NRL star Wendell Sailor.
Team Unity lost the first challenge on Monday night, a charity car wash after an underwear label donated $50,000 to the female team.
But Deborah Thomas revealed that Sailor had individually raised $250 and Capper just $20.
Capper blamed the team’s loss on Markson’s poor management and tried to blame his performance on a injured finger.
But boss Mark Bouris didn’t buy it and chose him to be the first celebrity to be cut from the show.
Capper marked his former team for failure.
“I can’t believe I’m the scapegoat. What a joke,” he said.
“I hope they all go out next week. I hope the girls win. Can’t wait. They’re better looking. They don’t backstab everyone. Long live the girls. I’m a girl man. Yeah.
“I’m still hugely popular in Australia. That’s the main thing.”
The Nine series premiered to strong numbers on Monday night with a healthy dose of media coverage and chatter. Another challenge takes place on Wednesday with another elimination marked for Thursday.