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Gary Busey: 'Apprentice team backstabbers'

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Gary Busey on The Celebrity Apprentice

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Gary Busey has branded his Celebrity Apprentice teammates "backstabbers".

The Oscar-nominated actor was fired from the NBC business competition on Sunday night following a boardroom that saw his Team Backbone colleagues criticising him to Donald Trump. He had served as the project manager for this week's cooking-themed challenge.

"My group were called Backbone - that was our team name - but they turned out to be not a backbone, but backstabbers," he told Jimmy Kimmel Live! during an interview on the ABC show on Monday night.

"They wanted me off that show... I did my work in a very mysterious way which was good and Donald Trump picked up on that," he continued. "They were jealous and afraid and wanted me out of there."

He added: "The finale is on May 22 and I'll go back like a heat seeking missile. Nobody should get in my way unless they mean it!"

Kimmel then joked that Busey should return as a "meat seeking missile", in reference to his clash with Meat Loaf in a recent episode, but the actor replied: "No, not a meat seeking missile. Meat Loaf destroyed himself."

Busey previously thanked his Celebrity Apprentice teammates, who included John Rich and Lil Jon, for their "truthfulness" towards him, saying: "Thank you for being truthful to me. I very much respect your truthfulness and I will live by it and learn from it... No matter what you guys felt about me, it's okay. I learned from it. I grow from it."

The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 9/8c on NBC.

Watch more of Gary's interview with Kimmel below:

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