"We raised over half a million dollars": Benji Marshall wins Celebrity Apprentice 2022

The NRL player was a frontrunner from the very first episode!

By Alana Mazzoni
After being put through their entrepreneurial paces for weeks on end, one Aussie star has finally been crowned the winner of Celebrity Apprentice!
On Tuesday night, Benji Marshall won the title of Celebrity Apprentice - as well as a whopping amount of money for his chosen charity, Souths Cares.
The NRL legend faced off against TV personality Darren McMullen to win $100,000 for their chosen charity, in addition to the money they had already won throughout the show and raised in their final challenge.
Benji beat Darren McMullen in the finale. (Image: Nine)
In the final challenge, Benji and Darren were tasked with putting on a major event to raise money for their charities.
While Darren threw an impressive magic show with a silent auction, Benji risked it all with a free event.
While the odds didn't seem stacked in his favour, it was Benji who showed off his impressive business prowess and was ultimately crowned the winner by Lord Sugar.
"Benji, I am delighted to say that you are the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. With the additional $100,000, you have raised $487,105 that's a lotta-lotta money" Lord Sugar told Benji.
"Well done, that's going to do a lot of good," he said.
Benji competing in the final challenge. (Image: Nine)
Benji couldn't hide his excitement after being declared the last celeb standing, knowing the prize money will provide much-needed support to Souths Cares.
"Who would've thought, just a washed-up footy player winning Celebrity Apprentice?" the reality TV winner joked.
"We raised over half a million dollars."
Souths Cares, which is closely affiliated with his former football club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, supports disadvantaged, marginalised and Indigenous youth and families.
This season saw some seriously business-savvy celebs take on Lord Sugar's intense challenges and boardroom.
Among the cast was Underbelly actor Vince Colosimo, Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gamble Breaux, model Jarrod Scott, motivational speaker Turia Pitt, social media sensation Carla from Bankstown and former NRL star Eloni Vunakece.
They were joined by radio hosting duo Will and Woody, world champion swimmer Bronte Campbell, Home and Away alum Jodi Gordon, comedian Jean Kittson, MAFS' Beck Zemek and singer Samantha Jade.
However, a special congrats are in order for singer Amy Shark and The Block star Ronnie Caceras, who made it to the top four before being eliminated on Monday night.

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