Camilla Franks was booted from Celebrity Apprentice Australia on Tuesday night after going overboard with the budget.
And the fashion designer has admitted she is ‘gutted’ after making the careless mistake, which led to her early exit from the Channel Nine show.
‘It hurts, I feel really gutted,’ the 45-year-old told 9Entertainment.
Gutted: After going overboard with the budget, Camilla Franks (pictured) was booted out of Celebrity Apprentice Australia on Tuesday night. ‘It hurts, I feel really gutted,’ the 45-year-old told 9Entertainment about her exit
‘I can’t believe the budgeting tripped me up — I hate bloody finances. Me and money, good at spending it, not good at budgeting,’ she added.
Camilla said she felt pained after her loss, particularly as her motivation to go on the show was to raise funds for Breast Cancer, a disease she previously overcame.
‘When you’re fighting for something that nearly took your life, it’s really hard to swallow that,’ she said.
Before her firing, Camilla came to blows with co-star Shaynna Blaze in the boardroom.
With only a $1,000 budget to host a kids’ sleepover and Camilla spending $800 on just teepees, Team Momentum’s downfall was running out of money for breakfast.
Losing team: For Team Momentum, consisting of Shaynna (left), Martha Kalifatidis (centre) and Camilla, their downfall was the budget. Camilla estimated the decor for their kids’ sleepover would come to a total $600, and not $800. They ran out of money to serve breakfast
In the lead up to her tearful exit, Shaynna, 58, called out Camilla in the boardroom for ‘poor communication’, resulting in the team’s downfall.
Camilla claimed she was unaware the team had zero cents to spare, remarking: ‘That was the first time I heard [about that]! I didn’t know that we had no money!’
‘I swear on my life I didn’t know we had zero cents for breakfast!’ she added.
Drama: Camilla, 45, claimed she was unaware the team had zero cents to spare, remarking: ‘That was the first time I heard [about that]! I didn’t know that we had no money!’
Shaynna shook her head in disbelief and insisted she ‘absolutely knew’ they were in the red zone.
Asked by Lord Alan Sugar whether she had told Shaynna and Martha of her décor miscalculation, Camilla suggested that her communication wasn’t ‘perfect’ as she was trying to manage a million different things at once.
Camilla went on to criticise Shaynna for not being responsible for managing the money as project manager, stating she should have ‘controlled the room better’.
Showdown: Camilla criticised Shaynna, 58, for not managing the money and described her as a ‘runner’ or ‘production’ assistant as opposed to a project manager. Shaynna glared at her and said she was ‘so rude’
‘At the end of the day, you were working more like a production assistant or a runner in that task,’ Camilla directed at Shaynna, who glared at her and fired up in the room.
‘That is so rude because that’s not true!’ the interior design guru quipped as Martha dropped her mouth in shock.
Despite her attempts to save herself, Camilla was fired with Lord Alan Sugar saying that while she is ‘full of great ideas’, she lacks an ‘attention to detail’.
Celebrity Apprentice continues Sunday at 7pm on Channel Nine
Fearsome CEO: Despite her attempts to save herself, Camilla was fired, with Lord Alan Sugar (pictured) saying that while she is ‘full of great ideas’, she lacks an ‘attention to detail’