The highest-rating noontime show on Philippine Television has been experiencing problems lately. The main host of Wowowee, Willie Revillame has threatened to leave his show if Jobert Sucaldito would not apologize for his remarks. Willie was serious.
Day after day, Willie is absent and ratings are fluctuating at their worst. Even with the likes of comedian Pokwang (Marietta Subong) and the talkative Mariel Rodriguez (Mariel Termulo) along with the other gorgeous female hosts, the show just couldn’t get their ratings up to surpass rival show Eat Bulaga. Rumors surfaced in the news on as to who will replace Mr. Wowowee. Names like Vhong Navarro appeared and some more buzz followed after announcing that an “idol” will be the special host of Wowowee.
Saturday, May 15, 2010. The special guest host appeared in a motor-biker costume along with the helmet to cover his identity. Later revealed to be Mr. Robin Padilla, eyes were curious if he can live up to the hype Willie created in the show. Robin, being the composed gentleman that he is, created a different atmosphere in the show – different from what the talkative, loud Willie created. Thankfully, Robin did not have a difficulty in hosting the show, for locals Pokwang and Mariel helped him in doing his job.
So far, the show’s turning out fine. With emotional sob-stories and laughable comedic acts from the show’s contestants together with the fine hosts, Wowowee can still survive without Willie. In fact, Wowowee’s turning out for the better as Willie’s over-the-top jokes/insults are replaced by Robin’s loverboy attitude that still has a touch of humor that has the women giggling on their TV sets and on the audience.
The question now is: Should Willie Revillame go back on Wowowee? My answer would be: Nevermind. The show’s doing a whole lot better without him. Besides, we don’t need another big-headed guy who’s just gonna bring a whole lotta problems on the network.