MANILA, Philippines – Robin Padilla’s exit from his temporary hosting of popular noon time show "Wowowee" opened the doors to the show's hosting on Saturday by the “Kanto Boys."
Actors Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz and Billy Crawford took over from Padilla, who was asked to host Wowowee for 2 weeks after Willie Revillame took an indefinite leave from the show following a tiff with "The Buzz" co-host Jobert Sucaldito.
Wowowee co-hosts Valerie Concepcion and Pokwang were delighted with the way the Manzano, Cruz and Crawford handled the hosting.
“Para silang nakawala sa hawla, super kulit nila, I had fun!” said Valerie.
“Ang kulit nila Lloydie, Billy at Luis, enjoy kami kanina sa show!” said Pokwang.
On Friday, Robin thanked ABS-CBN management and the show's staff for giving him an opportunity to host Wowowee. He said he will forever treasure his experiences on the show.
"Isang napakalaking karangalan po ang maging bahagi ng Wowowee. Ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa ABS-CBN, sa staff, maraming salamat sa inyo. Sa mga dancers, musicians, technicians, sa guards, sa ating crowd control, at siyempre po sa inyong lahat," Robin said.
Some of Wowowee’s viewers said they prefer Robin’s style of hosting over the Kanto Boys.
“Mas magaling pa rin si Robin, mas gusto namin siya,” said a Wowowee fan.
Valerie said it was Robin’s character that attracted more followers to the show.
“Mabait kasi si Binoe, mga 1 hour nagpapa-picture lang siya sa mga fans, talagang we're grateful he shared his time with us,” she said.
The trio of Luis, Billy and John Lloyd, however, refused to be affected by the comments on their hosting style.
“Kung iisipin namin na higitan yung ginawa ni Robin, hindi namin magagawa ng tama ang trabaho namin. Pumunta kami dito para magpasaya ng tao,” said John Lloyd.
“Pumunta kami dito para mapasaya ang mga fans ng Wowowee,” said Billy.
They also joked about how long their stay on Wowowee will be.
“Si Luis nga nagdala na ng kontrata na mag-hohost na raw siya ng Wowowee,” said John Lloyd with a laugh.
“Gusto talaga namin, pero hindi pa namin alam talaga, inaayos pa mga schedule namin,” said Billy.