Paul Teutul Sr. is used to being the co-star of his own show "American Chopper," but for the last few months he's been a participant on "The Celebrity Apprentice." Teutul's run came to an end Sunday night after he was fired by Donald Trump, and on Monday he stopped by "The Wendy Williams Show" (weekdays on Fox) to reflect on the experience.
Teutul hardly seemed devastated by the firing; instead he confessed that he was relieved that he'd no longer have to pull double-duty filming two reality shows. When Williams asked if he was ready to go home when he was fired, Teutul replied, "Yeah, big time." He went on to explain that the grueling schedule wore him down. "I was doing two shows ... so you were doing six days a week there, and real long hours. So anytime there was any break time, I had to shoot on my show because we were doing a special," he explained.
When Williams asked him about two of the more controversial contestants this season, "Real Housewife" Teresa Giudice and stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Teutul stayed diplomatic. Even though he got into an argument with Teresa during his final challenge, he said that she didn't deserve to be fired.
Teutul even defended Lampanelli, who got into a screaming match with Dayana Mendoza and later broke down in the boardroom. "Honestly, I like her. She's really a good person," he said. "I really got along with everybody there ... I didn't really get caught up in the drama, if you noticed, there's enough of that going on my show, so I wanted to stand back and let somebody else do it."
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