Omarosa Manigault left the White House abruptly last month, but now she has a new place to call home.
The self-confessed reality TV legend entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Wednesday night and it only took a few minutes before she was already slamming her most recent workplace.
The ex-Trump staffer made several references to White House ‘backstabbing’ as she got to work forming alliances with the other female celebrity housemates.
‘Here in the Big Brother house there’s people who want to stab you in the back, kind of similar to the White House, so it’s game on,’ Omarosa said.
Omarosa Manigault entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Wednesday night and within minutes was referencing so-called White House ‘backstabbing’
When she was being introduced as a contestant, Omarosa mentioned that she worked with Trump in the White House last year.
She went on to say she had learned a lot during her stint as a presidential adviser.
‘You have to know how to watch your own back… and in some case you have to watch your front too,’ she said.
Omarosa also referred to herself as a ‘reality TV legend’ and said she was ‘exceptional in everything I do’.
Throughout the show’s premiere, Omarosa quickly got to work scheming with other female contestants – including actress Shannon Elizabeth and Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur – to form alliances.
‘I’ve got to control my competitive nature to build trust,’ she said.
Omarosa later added: ‘I need to identify strong women I need to work with. Now that Shannon is on board, I need to recruit more women.’
Omarosa wore a navy gown to enter the house on Wednesday alongside Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight Pullman, James Maslow, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Chuck Liddell
The self-confessed reality TV legend entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Wednesday night and it took just minutes before she was already slamming her most recent workplace
Other contestants were noticeably shocked when they realized Omarosa was coming into the house. She swept on to the stage wearing a lacy navy gown while other celebrities opted for a more casual attire.
Radio host Ross Mathews was the first to lash out, telling the camera that Omarosa was the last person he wanted to see in the house.
‘I hate toxicity and negativity,’ he said, before adding that it could be a problem.
Marissa Jaret Winokur, who played Tracy Turnblad in Broadway musical Hairspray, was left gobsmacked.
‘Oh my God,’ she explained upon seeing Omarosa.
Later when the women of the house were forming alliances, Marissa said: ‘Am I teaming up with Omarosa? This is insane’, before adding that she was rather be on her team than against her.
During the first challenge, Omarosa immediately won immunity – ensuring that will survive at least one week in the Big Brother house.
Other stars of the show include basketballer Metta World Peace, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville, Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath and mistakenly crowned Miss Universe Ariadna Gutierrez.
Throughout the show’s premiere, Omarosa quickly got to work scheming with other female contestants – including Shannon Elizabeth and Marissa Jaret Winokur – to form alliances
During the first challenge, Omarosa immediately won immunity – ensuring that will survive at least one week in the Big Brother house
Omarosa rose to fame as a contestant on the first season of The Apprentice and was once dubbed America’s most hated reality star.
She enjoyed a close relationship with the president despite the fact that he once uttered the famous ‘You’re fired!’ line to her before dispatching her from the TV show.
Omarosa held her April wedding at Trump’s hotel just blocks from the White House.
She worked on Trump’s campaign as his director of African-American outreach before being offered a position in the White House.
Prior to her resignation from the White House, it was widely reported that she was unpopular with several senior West Wing officials including chief of staff John Kelly.
Kelly took away Omarosa’s ability to come and go from the Oval Office as she pleased and also drew his ire by occasionally going around him to slip news articles to the president.
She was reportedly escorted off the White House grounds after her resignation came into effect on January 20.