The Apprentice Australia Host Mark Bouris Rules out Following in Donald Trump’s Footsteps by Going into Politics

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ey both became household names thanks to their roles on The Apprentice.

But that’s where the similarities between Donald Trump and Mark Bouris end, with the Australian businessman saying he isn’t interested in a career in politics right now.

In an interview with Stellar in The Daily Telegraph, the TV personality revealed he had been approached by an ‘influential person’ about heading up a new political party.

'I don't think I want to be prime minister': The Apprentice Australia host Mark Bouris rules out following in Donald Trump's footsteps by going into politics

Describing himself as ‘left of Trump but right of Turnbull’, Mark said he had ruled out politics for now.

‘I don’t think I want to be prime minister,’ the successful businessman told the publication.

Mark said he had too much on his plate right now to consider politics, but wouldn’t rule out going down that path later in life.

'It's possible': Mark said he had too much on his plate right now to consider politics, but wouldn't rule out going down that path later in life 

‘Yes it’s possible. But it wouldn’t just be me – it’d be collaborative,’ The Apprentice host explained.

Mark hosted an Australia version of The Apprentice in 2009, followed by four seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice from 2011 to 2015.

The show was based on the successful franchise fronted by US President Donald Trump for 14 seasons from 2004.

Popular show: The show was based on the successful franchise fronted by US President Donald Trump for 14 seasons from 2004 

Mark is currently filming a new series The Mentor, which is set to air on Channel Seven later this year.

Earlier this month Mark was assaulted by an unknown man out the front of a Sydney eatery.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the businessman was co-operating with police following the attack outside The Grounds of Alexandria.