Martha Stewart and Bethenny Frankel met face-to-face for the first time since Frankel lost “Martha Stewart: The Apprentice” in 2005. Stewart took the hot seat on Bethenny,” and found herself quizzed by Frankel about why the reality star-turned-talk show host only came in second place.
“These are not fixed these shows. ‘The Apprentices’ are sort of giving to one, on that show you are sort of given the apprentices,” Stewart explains. “I went through a whole lot, hundreds of contestants but the last 10 or so were really the producers choices. So you made it through those difficult producers, that’s really good. Just getting there was good.”
But Frankel wasn’t satisfied with that answer, pushing Stewart to explain why she chose Dawna Stone over her in the show’s final decision.
“Are you still smarting from that? You have your own show now, this fabulous show,” Stewart responds with a laugh. “You weren’t so likable then. You weren’t. No, you weren’t. You were a pest, you were a pest. She was a pest and you were so out there in front of everybody. Now you can be that you’re the host.”
Well, be careful what you ask for, Frankel.