After going on air on ‘Showtime,’ Willie Revillame fulfills promise to contestant


Posted at Jun 05 2019 05:04 PM

In an unexpected moment on ‘It’s Showtime’ Monday, Willie Revillame had an on-air phone conversation with hosts of the noontime program. ABS-CBN

MANILA — Just a day after his impromptu phone patch on “It’s Showtime,” Willie Revillame has made true on his promise to a contestant whose slip of the tongue triggered the memorable TV moment.

The “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contender, Clyde Borogan, had nearly said “Wowowin,” Revillame’s ongoing GMA-7 program, when he greeted his wife on air.

The mistaken reference to a different variety show set off a series of jokes alluding to Revillame’s programs, including giving away jackets and cash prizes to birthday celebrants.

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Revillame soon joined the playful banter among “It’s Showtime” co-hosts via a phone call with “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judge Ogie Alcasid.

“Hindi naman planado iyon, e,” Alcasid said in a DZRH interview on Tuesday night, as quoted by “Kasi, tinanong yata ni Mariel o ni Vice kung sino ba ang may number ni Willie. It just so happened, ako lang iyong may number niya kasi kaibigan ko si Willie.”

“Nu’ng tinawagan ko siya, ‘Uy, puwede ba kita iere?’ Sabi niya, ‘Sige!’ E, di ‘yun na. Nakakatuwa naman,” Alcasid recalled.

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The humorous exchange resulted in Revillame pledging to grant Borongan’s birthday wish of receiving a drone which he would then gift to his child.

“Kanina, naipadala na niya,” Alcasid said in his radio interview. “He made it sure na makarating. So, nag-text siya sa akin, ‘O, ayan, napadala ko na.’ Nakaka-good vibes iyon, ‘di ba?”

Revillame, whose now-defunct show “Wowowee” formerly occupied the time slot of “It’s Showtime,” is known for his generosity towards his game show participants.