MANILA - "Boom busted!"
These were comedian Ryan Bang's words after being shot down by actress and television host Alex Gonzaga on "It's Showtime" on Saturday.
During the program's "Sine Mo 'To" segment, the two exchanged banter regarding the real score between them, with Gonzaga reiterating that she only wants to be friends with the comedian.
"Never kitang pinaasa kaya wag ka magsabi ng asa-asa diyan," she said, before explaining that Bang never really showed intent in wooing her.
"Hindi naman kasi nanligaw si Ryan kaya hindi siya busted," she told his co-hosts Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro.
To which Bang replied: "Pwede ba kita ligawan?" A question that left Gonzaga holding her hand to her face and speechless.
Bang also shared one instance when she asked Gonzaga's driver if she had a chance with the actress, while she was one of the housemates inside the "Pinoy Big Brother" house.
"Alam mo Alex, noong nasa loob ka ng bahay ni Kuya, hinihintay kita tapos tinanong ko pa driver mo, 'may pagasa ba ako kay Alex?' Sabi ng driver mo, 'tuloy mo yan, Ryan.' Echusero pala driver mo ah," he said.
Gonzaga then said: "Ryan, alam mo naman, naguusap tayo lagi, friends tayo."
In another interview, Gonzaga said she prefers not to have a boyfriend at this point. She admitted that Bang was indeed wooing her before placing him in the "brother zone."