Shawn Johnson, Jamie Anderson on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Olympic champions gymnast Shawn Johnson and slopestyle snowboarder Jamie Anderson were announced as NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” season seven contestants on Tuesday.
It’s the first time since the third season that the Donald Trump show will include Olympians.
Other contestants this season include Johnny Damon, Kate Gosselin, Gilbert Gottfried, Terrell Owens, Geraldo Rivera and Ian Ziering.
The season premieres Jan. 4 on NBC.
Johnson, 22, won four medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, including balance beam gold. She won “Dancing with the Stars” in February 2009 and retired from gymnastics in June 2012.
Anderson, 24, won the first Olympic women’s slopestyle snowboarding competition at the Sochi Winter Games on Feb. 9.
Anderson said she will compete at the Winter X Games in January and the U.S. Open but would also spend part of this season working on cultural, social and environmental projects.
Olympians on “Celebrity Apprentice”
Season 1: Nadia Comaneci, Jennie Finch, Lennox Lewis
Season 2: Scott Hamilton, Herschel Walker
Season 3: Michael Johnson, Summer Sanders
Season 7: Jamie Anderson, Shawn Johnson