When I competed in Donald Trump’s first season of Celebrity Apprentice, he pitched me in the finale against country music star Trace Adkins.
NBC promoted our showdown in endless commercials as ‘USA versus UK, good versus evil.’
Trace was portrayed as a strong, kind, polite, hard-working, all-American hero.
I was depicted as an arrogant, obnoxious, ruthless British villain.
There was just one problem, as I pointed out to Trump in a boardroom exchange that tragically never got aired.
‘One of us,’ I explained, ‘is a violent alcoholic who’s been shot by an ex-wife, stabbed in bar-room knife fights, and has a criminal record for a DUI.’