The show's judge and producer, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, fired project leader Taylor after her team lost a challenge Sunday to create a display in Manhattan to promote RV camping. As she met with Trump in the boardroom at the end of the episode, she took the blame for her team's failure.
"Niki, you're basically willing to take responsibility for your loss?" Trump said. "I respect that. Niki you're fantastic, but other than that, you're fired."
Still in the running are La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, Gary Busey, Meat Loaf, Hope Dworaczyk, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Jose Canseco, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Mark McGrath and John Rich.
Former teen idol David Cassidy and actress Lisa Rinna were eliminated earlier this season.