ABS-CBN today announced that controversial TV host Willie Revillame is coming back to ABS-CBN to host a noontime show that will either take over “It’s Showtime”‘s time slot or the slot immediately after the popular show on Channel 2.
ABS-CBN said that their management and Revillame have reached an amicable agreement and have basically ‘buried the hatchet’, referring to the well-publicized rift that happened between the company and the TV host several years back.
Revillame’s new show, “Na WiWillie Na” will be based on previous shows hosted by Revillame, but will only include successful parts from these shows during his stint on ABS-CBN and the other network, TV5. This will include the popular children’s erotic dancing contest Revillame popularized on TV5, where children contestants are encouraged to dance erotic-themed numbers as the audience eggs them on, and scores the contestants according to how well they perform their gyrations.
The show will also feature co-hosts that have been rumored to have ended their contracts with Revillame in a not-so-amicable fashion. This includes Valerie Concepcion, Janelle Jamer, Roxanne Guinoo and Ethel Booba.
During a press conference at a restaurant on Timog Ave, Revillame said that he wanted the new show to mimic his previous show on ABS-CBN, Wowowee.
“Ngayong babalik ako sa ABS-CBN, pareho ng ‘Wowowee’ pa rin ang gusto kong gawin kasi ‘yang ‘Wowowee’ na yan, iyan ang nagbigay sa akin ng lahat ng ito,” said the former Channel 2 host, referring his last successful noontime show on the ABS-CBN network. (Now that I’m going to return to ABS-CBN, I still would love to do something similar to ‘Wowowee’, because it was ‘Wowowee’ who gave all these things.)
ABS-CBN did not comment during the press conference, however, an ABS-CBN advertising manager was heard after the conference that the bulk of the challenge will be acquiring sponsors, as most of their largest advertisers so far have not returned any of their calls, and weren’t too enthused with Revillame’s return.
“Excited na excited na ako magsimula sa bago kong show, ‘Nawiwillie’. Marami na naman akong mahihirap na matutulungan.” Revillame said before driving off in his red Ferrari.