Julia Morris is the first ever winner of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia! The comedian was awarded the title — as well as $100,000 for her charity, the National Breast Cancer Foundation — after her success in a challenge to create a TVC and print campaign for host Mark Bouris’ company Yellow Brick Road. With the help of ex-contestants Max Markson and Polly Porter, Julia worked with runner-up Jason Coleman to produce an entertaining TVC that impressed Mr. Bouris and his advisers. The opposing team, Team Unity headed by Jesinta Campbell and Shane Crawford, were fired because their print campaign was missing an all-important phone number. When it came down to announcing the winner, Mr. Bouris said the best celebrity apprentice had brought “intensity, passion, drive and focus” to the series. After accepting the cheque for her charity, Julia — who raised more than $150,000 over the course of the show — generously asked Mr. Bouris if he could split the money between both her charity and Jason’s, The Song Room — and Australia fell even more in love with the comic. Congrats to Julia on a well-deserved win!
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