Willie Revillame again makes controversial statements that stirred viewers attentions on his own show, TV5‘s Wowowillie! He just dared one of his chosen host Ethel Booba to resign!
Willie Revillame dared his co-hosts on the noontime show “Wowowillie” to resign after an alleged squabble backstage over a “joke” he made on air.
During the episode of the program aired on Thursday, Revillame interrupted a gaming segment to address his co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay, who were no longer seen on stage.
Revillame said he had reprimanded both comedians, after Ethel Booba allegedly raised her voice at him over a joke he made about her outfit.
“Pinagalitan ko ho si Ethel, saka si Ate Gay. Hindi sila professional. Sinigawan ko sila para malaman niyo. Nagalit sila dahil hindi sila nanalo sa costume. Itong lahat ng ito ay biruan lang para pasayahin kayo.
“At itong si Ethel Booba, nagsisisigaw sa akin doon na bakit ko raw sinabi na Anne Curtis. Lahat ng ito ay biruan lang. Marami raw ang nagagalit sa kanya. Sa mga nagtu-tweet kay Ethel, biniro ko lang siya about Anne Curtis. Huwag kayong magalit sa kanya,” he said.
Earlier in the show, Revillame compared Ethel Booba’s attire to actress Anne Curtis’ during the latter’s controversial production number on the concert variety program “ASAP” last Sunday.
“Style ba ‘yan? Ginagaya mo lang si Anne Curtis eh… Wala, ginagaya lang si Anne Curtis. Kasi ‘yung suot niya sa ‘ASAP,’ may shower pa. Hindi niyo kaya ‘yon. Huwag kayong mag-ilusyon,” Revillame said in jest.
The comedienne’s get-up was for her performance during a segment called “Mini-Concierto,” a talent contest among five of the show’s female co-hosts.
Responding to Revillame’s remarks, Ethel Booba said: “Ano ito? Bakit mo kami ikino-compare doon? We’re talking about talent, not singit. Come on!”
According to Revillame, Ethel Booba and Ate Gay also protested the results of “Mini-Concierto.” The show’s choreographer, Anna Feliciano, won the P10,000 cash prize.
“I am the producer, I am the host. Ako ang nag-iisip ng ikagaganda. Ang iniisip ko dito, publiko, hindi kayo. Ngayon, natalo lang sa costume, nagagalit kayo? Ginagawa ninyong kumpitensiya ito. Pinapasaya natin ang publiko at mga tao. Kaya ko kayo binibigyan ng incentive, para galingan ninyo, para mag-enjoy ang mga tao sa buong mundo.
“Huwag kayong maging personal. If you want to resign right now, go! Hindi ko kayo pipigilan. You don’t do that, mag-respeto kayo,” he said.
Referring to his earlier joke about Ethel Booba’s outfit, Revillame added, “Alam n’yo, sa dressing room, sabi sa akin [ni Ethel], ‘Bakit mo ako ginaganoon?’ Ako ang producer ng show, Ethel. Mag-isip ka. Ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa ‘yo. Magrespeto ka. You don’t do that to me.”
“Marami na ang nagsasabi sa akin, huwag kang kunin kasi ang ugali mo. Pero nagtiwala ako sa ‘yo dahil may talent ka. Pagpasok ko doon, sinigaw-sigawan niyo ako doon. Sino kayo? Mag-isip kayo! Mag-isip kayo dahil ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa inyo. At hindi n’yo dapat ginagawa ‘yan sa taong nagbibigay ng magandang buhay sa inyo,” he said.
Ending his on-air tirade, Revillame said, “Hindi kami ang bida dito. Ang publiko ang bida sa programang ito.”
After only a month, Ethel Booba out as ‘Wowowillie’ co-host?
Ethel Booba and Ate Gay were conspicuously absent on “Wowowillie” on Friday, prompting speculation that the two had been axed from the one-month-old show following a row with main host and co-producer Willie Revillame.
During Thursday’s program, Willie reported that he had castigated Ethel and Ate Gay in the dressing room for being “unprofessional”. He said the two comedians had vehemently complained to him after they lost to choreographer Anna Feliciano in the show’s “Mini-Concierto” segment.
“Nagalit sila dahil hindi sila nanalo sa costume… Ang lalaki na ng ulo n’yo!.. If you want to resign right now, go! Hindi ko kayo pipigilan,” Willie said.
He questioned their sense of gratitude and reminded them that he was their boss: “Mag-isip kayo dahil ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa inyo!”
He was particularly angry at Ethel whom, he said, he had hired despite the misgivings of many.
On Friday Ethel’s Twiter account was bombarded with questions about her fate as a co-host on “Wowowillie”.
She poked fun at a couple of queries, which mistakenly referred to the show with the names of Willie’s defunct programs, “Wowowee” and “Wiltime Big Time”.
And then she told her supporters to address their sentiments to the show’s Facebook account, a screenshot of which she attached via Instagram.
As for Ate Gay, entertainment blogsite pep.ph reported, citing a production insider, that he might yet get his job back.
Update: Ate Gay Still IN, Ethel Booba is so OUT!
Ate Gay may still have chances of coming back in Wowowillie. According to Cristy Fermin, he was just adding up some spice in the said situation but since he has high respect to the show and its main host/boss/employer/producer Willie as well, then the chances of returning as the show’s co-host is likely to happen.
In addition, Ate Gay throws no negative comments about the incident during an exclusive interview by Ang Latest instead he emphasizes that he received favorable respect from Willie and in return they also earned respect from him.
On the other hand, Ethel Booba seemed not interested in compromising with this joke-turn-controversy with Willie who’s still furious as of this time. Nevertheless, we hope for the right timing to heal this kind of tension.
VIDEOS of Willie Revillame Scolding Ethel Booba and Ate Gay
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-SOURCE: AS-CBN News, TV5 Interaksyon-
- Willie Revillame scolds Ethel Booba, Ate Gay on TV (rappler.com)
- Willie Revillame warns Ate Gay and Ethel Booba on national TV (examiner.com)
- Willie Revillame berates co-hosts on live TV (rojan88.wordpress.com)
- Ethel Booba Bows Out of ‘Wowowillie’ (aliwanavenue.com)