'Apprentice' star Donald Trump to serve as 'Deal or No Deal' banker
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/16/2007
If there's one thing Donald Trump likes more than firing people it's handling money.
NBC has announced The Apprentice star will serve as a special guest banker for Deal or No Deal's third-season premiere on Monday, September 17 at 8PM ET/PT.
"I'm going to be a mean, vicious banker," Trump toldAccess Hollywood. "I'm actually supposed to be a tough banker and that's what I'll be. Inwardly I'll be hoping they win, but we're not allowed to give too much sympathy."
The Donald had previously appeared on Deal or No Deal during a first-season episode that served as the lead-in for The Apprentice'sfifth-season premiere but instead of serving as the NBC game show's banker he gave financial advise to contestants. However Nashville resident Donna DiBiase won't have the luxury of receiving Trump's sound financial advice, as she'll have to bargain with The Donald when he serves as Deal or No Deal's banker.
Following its premiere, Deal or No Deal will settle into its regular time periods of Wednesdays and Fridays at 8PM ET/PT beginning September 26.