Today, News Limited reports there were two endings filmed for The Celebrity Apprentice.
“The last two years it has been well known who wins, because the show is filmed so far in advance and people talk,” a source told the Daily Telegraph.
“In this (TV) environment there’s no time for that sort of leak.”
But of course Celebrity Apprentice has actually filmed alternate endings for the past two seasons.
Last year NineMSN leaked the ending with Dicko on the day of the finale. It was one of the year’s better blunders.
In 2011 Julia Morris told TV Tonight, “They shot 4 different endings because of Twitter and Facebook and they can’t control it. So everybody won and everybody lost. It’s so ‘Who Shot JR!’”]
“The cast don’t know, the crew don’t know. The only people who know are Channel Nine and FremantleMedia and even then I think it is locked down to an absolute skeleton staff.”
Morris had no idea who won in advance of the finale screening.
It’s also a little baffling that a Nine spokesperson told the newspaper, “One has won, but they don’t know who.
“Only Mr (Mark) Bouris and senior producers know the outcome.”
Two weeks ago Bouris told News Limited, he would not decided on the winner until the series has run its course.