Kris backs Luis on new 'Deal or No Deal'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 17 2012 11:43 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2012 05:43 AM

Luis Manzano. File photo
MANILA, Philippines – Actor-host Luiz Manzano is excited to be hosting “Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal,” especially with the support of Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, the game show’s former host.

“She (Kris) sent me very positive texts, kumbaga suportado ako, so I’m very, very happy,” Luis said in an interview Friday with Jobert Sucaldito and Ahwel Paz on dzMM.

Luis, who worked with Kris on ABS-CBN's “Pilipinas Got Talent,” is aware of the role he is set to take as Kris’ successor.

“I have very very big shoes to fill,” he said. “’Di biro ang ginawang marka ni Kris, not just in hosting, but para sa ‘Deal or No Deal.’”

Part of the new role is to work with the game show’s staple “26K Girls,” who according to Luis are a new set from Kris’ edition of the show.

He admitted, in jest, that the girls caught his attention at first, “pero sabi sa’kin ng mommy ko, ‘Anak, tandaan mo, para kang babasaging kristal, marupok ka.’ Naiwas ko na ‘yung ganyan!”

“Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal” is the Philippine franchise of the Endemol game show “Deal or No Deal,” and will begin February 25, replacing “Junior Master Chef” in its timeslot.