Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of the Veronicas were fired at the beginning of the Sunday episode of Celebrity Apprentice after leading their team on an art challenge.
And Shaynna Blaze proved she was on the show for all the right reasons when she told the pop act that she would be passing on the money from her winning charity to their own – The Brain Foundation – in honor of their mother Colleen who has Lewy Body dementia.
Shaynna burst into tears when she told the twin sisters that they deserved the $69,000 prize and that she “wouldn’t take anything from them.”
‘You’re here for your mom’: Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of the Veronicas (both pictured) burst into tears at the start of the Sunday episode of Celebrity Apprentice, when Shaynna Blaze offered them her winning team’s money, after their shot on the tones
On Tuesday’s episode, the teams had to create artwork and sell their items at auction.
After the firing of Michelle Bridges, Scherri-Lee Biggs accused the sisters of forming an alliance with David Genat when they chose to protect him from elimination.
Michelle had created five works of art, while David had only created one.
Fired: The 36-year-old twin sisters were fired after leading their team in an art challenge on Tuesday’s episode. They were accused of forming an alliance with David Genat, when they chose to protect him from elimination
Lord Alan Sugar agreed with Scherri-Lee and chose to fire The Veronicas as well.
‘We feel disappointed. It’s just s**tty that we were such a big part of raising money for everyone else’s charities. We haven’t been able to raise anything for ours,” Jess and Lisa, 36, said to the camera after their resignation.
But moments later, Shaynna came running towards the girls as they prepared to drive away in a waiting car, bursting into tears.
Emotional: But moments later, Shaynna (pictured) came running towards the girls as they prepared to drive away in a waiting car, bursting into tears in the process
“You’re the last people I ever wanted to go up against because you’re a powerhouse, but also for what you’re doing it for,” the 58-year-old The Block judge began.
“Every time you talk to your mom it’s all about mama bear, and I’m a mama bear to my kids…so I know what it meant.
“And I don’t want to take anything from you. So every penny you made in the black book, and every penny you made on the ground, is yours.”
Heartwarming: Shaynna, 58, said she just couldn’t “take anything from them” and offered to hand over the $69,733 prize from her winning team to their own charity, The Brain Foundation, in honor of their fighting mother Colleen against Lewy Body Dementia
So Grateful: Lisa and Jessica were understandably overcome with emotion and described Shaynna as “so beautiful.” “She’s so incredible, that’s who she is. She really is a generous soul. Shaynna’s heart is in it for all the right reasons,” they said in one piece to the camera as they drove off
Offering the $69,733 earned from the challenge, Shaynna added between tears that she “just can’t handle that.”
‘It is yours. We are here for things that are close to our hearts. You’re here for the right reasons. You’re here for your mother, and I can’t walk away without giving you that money,’ she said, before hugging the singers.
Lisa and Jessica were understandably overcome with emotion and described Shaynna as “so beautiful.”
“She’s so incredible, that’s who she is. She really is a generous soul. Shaynna’s heart is in it for all the right reasons,” they said in one piece to the camera as they drove off.
Celebrity Apprentice continues on Channel Nine at 7.30pm on Monday
Family first: The Veronicas are pictured with their mother Colleen