By the time Bill Rancic speaks at the Club Industry show on Oct. 8 in Chicago, he will have a new book out, and his TV show will be in its third season. Those are the scoops I got from Rancic in our interview yesterday.
Rancic, the first winner of Donald Trump's TV show "The Apprentice," told me that his own reality TV show, "Guiliana and Bill," was just picked up for its third season and begins shooting in a couple of weeks. The show stars, of course, Bill and his wife, Guiliana Rancic, a host on The E! Network. The couple also has a book in the works titled "I Do—Now What? Stories and Advice from America's Favorite Couple" that is due out in September.
The "Guiliana and Bill" show, which can be seen on the Style Network or E!, was one of many topics of our conversation. We also talked about The Donald (of course), the recent "Celebrity Apprentice" finale, Rancic's fitness routine (he ran five miles the morning of our interview) and what club operators can do to improve their business.
We plan to turn the interview into a podcast, which we hope to put up on our website soon. Our feature story on Rancic will appear online later this summer leading up to the Club Industry show in October.
One more scoop: After his keynote address at Club Industry, Rancic plans to hit the show floor to look for equipment for his home gym. Maybe we'll end up in his show, too?