Mark Bouris with this year's Celebrity Apprentice winner, Ian 'Dicko' Dickson.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports
An emotional Ian "Dicko" Dickson was crowned the Celebrity Apprentice for 2012 and says being on a reality show is not easy and it's not for everyone.
Dickson won the final of the Nine Network show after producing a music video, which was judged only mildly superior to one created by Nathan Jolliffe, to get the nod from boss Mark Bouris on last night's final.
The soft-sided Dickson seen during the series and the final was in contrast to his persona as the hard-as-nails judge on Australian Idol.
When told by Bouris that he was the Celebrity Apprentice winner, Dickson choked back tears and said how proud he was of Jolliffe, a former winner of The Amazing Race who does not have a musical background, in almost pulling off a shock win.
"It's a very different dynamic (being a contestant on a reality show)," Dickson said.
"You find a lot more vulnerabilities emerge at inopportune times ... I ended up becoming a bit of a blubbering mess at times but I am not too ashamed about that."
The final show had a few surprises, including the return of previously fired pair, former AFL star Jason Akermanis and feisty Bollywood actor Tania Zaetta, as team members.
Akermanis began with an apology to Bouris and the other contestants for the explosive manner in which he had departed the series.
Zaetta again tested the patience of her teammates and Dickson clearly made his frustration known during an editing session for the music video.
He said Celebrity Apprentice, which raised almost one million dollars for charity, had served its purpose of helping the needy and warned anyone wanting to be on the next series to be fully committed.
Dickson said Zaetta looked as if she was acting the entire time instead of being herself.
"Tania's got a lot of good energy about her and a good heart, but she doesn't have an innate sense of irony and as such looked as if she was reading a press release 24/7 which doesn't come across well," he said.
"I'd say anyone who wants to go on the show needs to embrace it and really be themselves."