MANILA - Are you wondering why #AnneDapa became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter on Friday afternoon?
In the live episode of "It's Showtime" aired that day, co-host Anne Curtis tripped on a set of stairs during the Pinasikat segment of the noontime program.
Curtis and co-hosts Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, and Karylle were joking earlier about rushing to a side of the studio to introduce contestants of Pinasikat.
While Curtis ran up the stairs without a hitch the first few times, the "Dyesebel" star tripped at one point, drawing shrieks from the audience.
Apparently unhurt, Curtis stood smiling with the help of Navarro, but immediately became the subject of jokes when co-host Kim Atienza brought a medic to attend to her.
"Ayoko! Ang-OA (over-acting) ninyo!" Curtis protested. "Ang OA niyo, wala nang nangyari! Mga Kapamilya, wala po kayong nakita, wala pong nangyari!"
Returning to the same side of the studio later on, Curtis had the audience laughing when she ran up the stairs again, but this time managing to stay on her feet.
Only minutes after the actress tripped, #AnneDapa zoomed up as a top trending topic on Twitter locally, and later worldwide.
Later in the program, Curtis made light of the incident and even thanked her followers on the micro-blogging site for making the hashtag trend.