Vice Ganda storms off over ‘hurtful’ discovery, ‘Showtime’ becomes ‘Face to Face’ with Amy

  • Page Views 2006
  • In a sudden turn of events on Wednesday, “It’s Showtime” ended up airing from backstage with an impromptu iteration of “Face to Face,” the defunct conflict resolution reality show, as Vice Ganda feigned a dramatic exit after finding out a contestant he was smitten with had a girlfriend.

    No less than Amy Perez, a mainstay of “It’s Showtime” who formerly hosted the original “Face to Face,” mediated among a “tearful” Vice Ganda, “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant John Andrew Manzano, and the latter’s girlfriend, Viva artist Anja Aguilar.

    Vice Ganda and Manzano initially met late last year, in an episode of the singing game show “I Can See Your Voice.” As the winner of that episode where he was chosen by Vice Ganda as the certified “see-nger,” Manzano earned an automatic spot as a “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contender.

    His turn on the “It’s Showtime” stage finally took place Wednesday, with Vice Ganda carrying on his “kilig” skit with Manzano from half a year ago in “I Can See Your Voice.” While initially the interaction had Vice Ganda smiling from ear to ear, the “drama” started to unfold when his co-host Anne Curtis prompted Manzano to introduce his companion in the studio — his girlfriend.

    At that moment, Vice Ganda stormed off the stage and disappeared from view, until cameramen chased him to the backstage, where Curtis, and their other co-hosts Vhong Navarro, Mariel Padilla, and Perez, caught up with him.

    There, Vice Ganda acted distraught, prompting laughs from the audience. With Manzano and his girlfriend following, the situation was ripe for a three-way confrontation, prompting Perez to put on her “Tyang Amy” hat once more to mediate, “Face to Face”-style.

    Manzano and his girlfriend played along, and even agreed to let the singing basketball player be with Vice Ganda. The compromise had Curtis quipping that it wouldn’t be the first time. Vice Ganda appeared surprised by Curtis’s revelation, telling her, “Lumayas ka!” as he threw at her a pillow.

    Eventually, the resolution — a tearful one for Vice Ganda — was to set Manzano free. “Hurt,” the comedian stormed off once more, pacing towards the camera. In a moment that broke character for the heartbroken Vice Ganda, the cameraman tracking him fell backwards, as seen from the sudden change of angle on screen.

    The cameraman did not appear harmed, and laughed with the hosts as they approached the main stage to resume the contest.
    Manzano, a hotel singer, eventually became the daily winner, and managed to unseat the defending champion to become the new bearer of the “golden mikropono.

    (abs-cbn star news)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Heart Chiz
      20 January 2022
      7 days ago No comment

      Heart Evangelista’s OOTD moment interrupted by ‘sermon’ from Chiz Escudero

      Heart Evangelista amused fans after her husband, Sorsogon governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, crashed her outfit of the day (OOTD) video by giving her a “sermon.” Evangelista started her video by describing her outfit that featured black pants, a white sleeveless top and high-cut sneakers, as seen on her Instagram ...

    • 13 January 2022
      2 weeks ago No comment

      COVID in Philippines: gov’t limits flu meds purchases

      The Philippine government on January 12 announced limits on the purchases of fever and flu medications. The Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Health made the move amid increased demand for these over-the-counter medicines in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The two departments ...

    • 06 January 2022
      3 weeks ago No comment

      Kris Aquino and fiancé Mel Senen Sarmiento break up

      ‘I do love you, but I guess this is goodbye,’ Mel Senen Sarmiento tells Kris Aquino in a text message Confirming rumors, actress and TV host Kris Aquino disclosed in an Instagram post on Monday, January 3, that she had broken up with her fiancé, former politician Mel Senen ...

    %d bloggers like this: