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Joan Rivers Appears in Pre-Taped Celebrity Apprentice Episode Four Months After Her Death

Donald Trump and Joan Rivers
The late Joan Rivers appeared in a pre-taped episode of Celebrity Apprentice alongside host Donald Trump on Jan. 19.

Celebrity Apprentice fans saw a bittersweet reunion on Monday, Jan. 19, when the late Joan Rivers appeared as an advisor on the popular NBC reality show. The pre-taped episode featured the 2009 Apprentice winner working alongside host Donald Trump, who clearly thought highly of the late comedienne. 

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“With me today is the legendary Joan Rivers, and her advice means a lot,” he told the current group of contestants. 

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Rivers went on to advise the teams, offering subdued commentary and steering clear of her signature in-your-face, over-the-top style. She barely even cracked a joke, instead choosing to encourage the contestants while wearing a hot pink blazer. 

Prior to the episode airing, Trump tweeted, “The Apprentice will be very exciting and interesting tonight at 8:00. Joan Rivers puts on a great show!”

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Joan’s daughter, producer, and Celebrity Apprentice costar Melissa Rivers tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr Thank you for all of your kindness and support. My mother loved you all.”

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Joan Rivers was 81 when she died on Sept. 4, 2014. She passed away due to complications from a routine throat procedure. 

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