MANILA - Television host Kris Aquino said she had a blast hosting popular noontime show “Wowowee” Wednesday.
Aquino gamely danced "Igiling-giling," along with co-hosts Valerie Concepcion, Pokwang, and Mariel Rodriguez, during the show’s opening.
Aquino is temporarily replacing Willie Revillame while he remains hospitalized due to pneumonia.
According to Aquino, she made a promise to Revillame that she would dance in his show. She added that she has never done it in any television program.
“My version of dancing. Try lang naman kasi ‘yon ang binilin sa akin ni Willie… kids love it so sabi ko para matuwa sila gumiling-giling ako. Sinabi ni James, ‘I bet hindi mo kaya.’ Kinaya ko,” she boasted.
The television host is married to basketball player James Yap.
Aquino also sang some lines from Barry Manilow’s hit “Somewhere Down The Road” with dance choreographer Anna Feliciano.
Concepcion, Pokwang and Rodriguez were impressed by the host of “The Buzz” and “Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN).”
“Iba talaga si Ate Kris. Nag-iisa siya. Nakakakaba din, parang ang sarap to work with her [because] she lets you do your thing. Nagulat ako, hindi ko ine-expect [na sasayaw siya],” Rodriguez said.
“Game na game. Napaka-natural niya,” Pokwang observed.
Concepcion added: “Nakakatuwa kasi alam mong willing siyang gawin ‘yon [para] sa lahat ng sambayanang Filipino.”
Aquino was grateful to Revillame for “entrusting Wowowee” to her while he recuperates. She also wished him a speedy recovery.
She said Revillame will be back hosting the show on Saturday.
Instead of a movie, meantime, Aquino disclosed that she and Revillame are thinking of appearing in a comedy TV show.
Meanwhile, last Saturday, Revillame as well as the whole production staff, crew and talents of "Wowowee" were overwhelmed with joy when thousands of people watched "Wowowee-lympics" at the Araneta Coliseum.
They were able to sell 13,000 tickets that amounted to approximately P800,000, which would be donated to a charitable institution.
Some Star Magic talents also participated in the basketball and volleyball games.
Joining the Star Magic volleyball line-up were Angelica Panganiban, Kim Chiu, Nicole Uysiuseng, Nene Tamayo, Dionne Monsanto and Janna Dominguez.
They battled it out against Wowowee female hosts Concepcion and RR Enriquez and the ASF dancers.
For the basketball Star Magic line-up, on the other hand, Diether Ocampo, Gerald Anderson, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Abalos, Rayver and Rodjun Cruz and Matt Evans were strong contenders.
Playing for the "Wowowee" basketball team were Cesar Montano, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Gab Valenciano and former basketball player Alvin Patrimonio.
Although the Star Magic teams were not lucky enough to win in both games, the artists nevertheless showcased their natural talent in sports.
Bea Alonzo, Meryl Soriano, Joem Bascon, Thou Reyes, ABS-CBN executive Linggit Tan and engaged couple Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Korina Sanchez also watched the fund-raising sports event. With Showbiz News Ngayon