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Celebrity Apprentice’s Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli breaks down as he’s FIRED

He’s been one of the show’s favourites, with strong leadership skills and a little black book full of impressive contacts. 

But it all came undone for Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli on Sunday’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. 

The radio host, 41, was fired by Lord Alan Sugar when his team failed miserably at an ice cream challenge. 

Out: He’s been one of the show’s favourites, with strong leadership skills and a little black book full of impressive contacts. But it all came undone for Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli (pictured) on Sunday’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Lord Sugar found their novelty confection, which featured large syringes full of syrup in the cup, distasteful. 

‘It looks like medical waste,’ he complained, after holding up a photo of the dubious dessert.  

Although Lord Sugar placed some of the blame on comedian Ross Noble, 45, for having ‘mad ideas’ that he could not see through, and Australian rules footballer Josh Gibson, 37, for ‘sitting on the fence’, it was Wippa who was sacked.

Oops: The radio host, 41, was fired by Lord Alan Sugar (pictured) when his team failed miserably at an ice cream challenge. 'It looks like medical waste,' he complained, after holding up a photo of the dubious dessert

Oops: The radio host, 41, was fired by Lord Alan Sugar (pictured) when his team failed miserably at an ice cream challenge. ‘It looks like medical waste,’ he complained, after holding up a photo of the dubious dessert

Wippa, Ross and Josh faced off in the boardroom, each pinning blame on the other for their team’s loss. 

But Lord Sugar felt too much of the failings fell on Wippa, who struggled to pick a location for the ice cream van sales, driving around in what was described as ‘organised chaos’.   

‘Gentlemen, I’ve heard enough,’ Lord Sugar said. ‘This task was completely out of control, completely completely and utterly out of control’. 

Goner? Although Lord Sugar placed some of the blame on comedian Ross Noble, 45, (left) for having 'mad ideas' that he could not see through, and Australian rules footballer Josh Gibson, 37, (centre) for 'sitting on the fence', it was Wippa who was sacked

Goner? Although Lord Sugar placed some of the blame on comedian Ross Noble, 45, (left) for having ‘mad ideas’ that he could not see through, and Australian rules footballer Josh Gibson, 37, (centre) for ‘sitting on the fence’, it was Wippa who was sacked

He added: ‘The key issue here was you had your pricing wrong, your organisation was wrong, and I don’t think you had a strategy. So Wippa, I do see that is really down to you as the project manager. You’re fired.’

Upon leaving, Wippa became emotional, fighting off tears as he explained how grateful he was to have raised money for his cancer charity, the Cooper-Rice Brading Foundation. 

‘I’m pretty disappointed, especially when it’s close to the end. At the same time I’m unbelievably grateful,’ he said, looking misty-eyed. 

He added: 'The key issue here was you had your pricing wrong, your organisation was wrong, and I don't think you had a strategy. So Wippa, I do see that is really down to you as the project manager. You're fired'

He added: ‘The key issue here was you had your pricing wrong, your organisation was wrong, and I don’t think you had a strategy. So Wippa, I do see that is really down to you as the project manager. You’re fired’

‘My goal was to come here and raise any money possible for the Cooper-Rice Brading Foundation, and we made $185,000. 

‘It meant everything, it means the world, and the fact that I can walk away from this with the fun that we’ve had, and the team that we’ve been with… the best,’ he said, blinking away tears. 

Left in the competition, vying for the ultimate win, are Ross, Josh, Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis, 33 and The Block judge Shaynna Blaze, 58.   

Celebrity Apprentice continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel Nine

Moved: Upon leaving, Wippa became emotional, fighting off tears as he explained how grateful he was to have raised money for his cancer charity, the Cooper-Rice Brading Foundation. 'It meant everything, it means the world,' he said

Moved: Upon leaving, Wippa became emotional, fighting off tears as he explained how grateful he was to have raised money for his cancer charity, the Cooper-Rice Brading Foundation. ‘It meant everything, it means the world,’ he said 

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