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The many times Willie Revillame says goodbye to his own TV shows

Within the years spanning nearly three decades within the entertainment industry, Willie Revillame has finished the rounds of the three major networks within the nation: GMA-7, ABS-CBN, and TV5.

He’s as soon as again on the transfer and it seems has sealed a take care of a newly franchized media firm owned by the trusty estate prosperous person Manny Villar

Willie began building his TV web hosting occupation within the tiring 1980s within the GMA-7 noontime display Lunch Date.

His transfer to ABS-CBN in 1998 would firmly place Willie as TV host and pave the style for Wowowee, a unfold display he alone was the male host and would henceforth in all its incarnations be recognized with him.

In between his departure from ABS-CBN in 2010 and his return to GMA-7 in 2015, Willie had a 3-yr stint in TV5.

Here, (Philippine Entertainment Portal) looks lend a hand on the cases Willie packed as much as affix one other community, proving that nothing is ever everlasting on television.


In November 1998, Willie Revillame bought his enormous atomize when he change into no doubt one of major hosts the noontime display Magandang Tanghali, Bayan along with John Estrada and Randy Santiago.

The display was ABS-CBN’s resolution to the a success GMA-7 and TAPE, Inc.’s Eat Bulaga! hosted by Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto, and Vic Sotto.

The chemistry amongst the MTB hosts happy TV viewers, ensuing of their display getting excessive ratings and ovetaking the lunchtime frontrunner Eat Bulaga! as the tip-rating noontime display.

On the rather about a hand, MTB bought into sizzling water with the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) over the hosts’ sexist jokes throughout the display.

After a series of warnings from the MTRCB, ABS-CBN, in August 1999, imposed an indefinite suspension on Willie, John, and Randy.

A week later, ABS-CBN lifted the suspension and allowed the three stars to renew their web hosting obligations.

Nonetheless it wouldn’t decide lengthy earlier than Willie mentioned his first goodbye to a noontime display.

In November 2001, Willie was axed from MTB, with management citing “inventive variations” between him and the employees as the motive.

He was replaced by the Whattamen boys Rico Yan, Dominic Ochoa, and Marvin Agustin.


In February 2003, Magandang Tanghali, Bayan! went by a reformat and modified its title to Masayang Tanghali, Bayan!

The reformat staged the comeback of Willie and his reunion with John and Randy.

Nonetheless history repeated itself when Willie and John were again suspended for cracking inexperienced jokes within the “Apt Jack en Poy” section of MTB.

ABS-CBN mentioned in an announcement, “ABS-CBN has taken the initiative to act on circumstances within this intention Masayang Tanghali, Bayan the build about a of the hosts comprise passe unfavourable language or conduct, regardless of constant and repeated warnings for them to remember of the sensibilities of the viewers.”

John and Willie were in a local to invent a comeback after a month, nonetheless earlier than the yr ended, Willie was mired in one other contoversy.

In December 2003, MTB again caught the dignity of MTRCB for its December 19 episode, the build the runt co-host Mahal famend her birthday, and Willie greeted her with, “Sana ma-devirginize ka na.”

For that commentary, MTB will doubtless be in a local to be suspended by MTRCB for 20 days.

Earlier than 2003 ended, Willie aired a public apology within the display.

Nonetheless on January 1, 2004, perchance to soothe MTRCB, ABS-CBN terminated Willie’s contract as host of MTB.

There were additionally experiences, unverified, that Willie tendered his resignation to preserve the employees from “being affected” by his remarks.

Within the intervening time, MTRCB, as an substitute of suspending the display, kept MTB below a gorgeous 20-day peek.

After Willie’s 2nd departure from MTB, the display went by one other reformat. Now titled MTB: Ang Saya Saya!, the display was headlined Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Arnell Ignacio, and Edu Manzano. The most recent reformat no longer included John and Randy.

Alternatively, MTB: Ang Saya Saya! was axed in January 2005 on tale of wretched ratings.

In February 2005, ABS-CBN replaced MTB with Wowowee, marking Willie’s enormous comeback on noontime TV.

WOWOWEE (2005-2010)

Unlike within the old noontime displays the build he shared the stage with John and Randy, Willie was the correct major man of the display with female co-hosts assisting him.

The display proved to attach success, gaining viewership neck and neck with the lengthy-working and already established Eat Bulaga!

Nonetheless, as it was with Willie on MTB, so it was with Willie in Wowowee: controversy followed the host.

5 years into the display, he figured in a dispute so immense it no longer greatest ended his display, nonetheless additionally severed his ties with the Kapamilya community for beautiful.

On Would possibly possibly well even 4, 2010, on live TV, Willie lost his icy and dared ABS-CBN to kick out Jobert Sucaldito, an entertainment columnist doing displays within the community, or else he would resign from Wowowee.

Willie took it as an insult, igniting his wrath, when Jobert commented in his radio impart display about Wowowee taking in students with low grades of 75 to 79 as contestants.

Speaking straight to the digital camera, he railed: “Nananawagan ako sa management ng ABS-CBN, huwag niyo namang payagan na tinitira ang display. Ang laki ng kita ng Wowowee para sa ABS. Mamili na kayo. Kapag hindi ninyo iyan tinanggal, ako ang magre-resign dito sa Wowowee! Tandaan ninyo iyan!

“Tinitira ako sa diyaryo ng Jobert na iyan. Tahimik lang ako. Pero tandaan ninyo ito kapag hindi ninyo iyan tinanggal, ako ang magre-resign dito. Para po sa mga tao ito. Para sa mga taong espesyal, para sa mga 75 p.c ang grades. Ipaglalaban ko ang mga estudyanteng iyan.”

The next day, Would possibly possibly well even 5, and within the days that followed, Willie was a no-display in Wowowee.

On Would possibly possibly well even 15, guest hosts began taking his space, initiating with Robin Padilla. Furthermore tapped to sub for Willie were Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz, Vhong Navarro, and Cesar Montano.

At spherical this time, experiences circulated that Willie had despatched a letter to the ABS-CBN executives asking to be released from his contract as a skills of the Kapamilya community.

On Would possibly possibly well even 24, Willie met with ABS-CBN bosses and on Would possibly possibly well even 25, the community announced in an announcement that Willie had apologized for his outburst and it was approved.

The commentary additionally mentioned that Willie would be taking an indefinite depart depart from Wowowee, “nonetheless his contract obligations with ABS-CBN preserve,” which supposed he would possibly well well possibly additionally no longer work for any competing firm throughout his atomize.

Within the intervening time, within the almost about three months of Willie’s absence from the display, Wowowee‘s ratings suffered, registering within the future single-digit figures.

On June 30, reported an files, sourced from an ABS-CBN insider, concerning the community’s idea to replace Wowowee with a display to be headlined by Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla.

Nonetheless on July 19, Cristy Fermin, a shut buddy of the TV host, urged that Willie would return to Wowowee by July 31.

Per Cristy, Willie after which-ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio had already discussed his comeback.

Alternatively, this was denied by ABS-CBN, saying the community and Willie had no longer reached any settlement about his return to web hosting.

On July 27, ABS-CBN announced that Wowowee would be replaced by a recent noontime display Pilipinas, Dangle na Dangle! with Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla as hosts.

The display was to initiate airing on July 31, with the old Wowowee co-hosts Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion, and Pokwang backstopping the major hosts.

On July 30, 2010, Wowowee aired its last episode, aloof without Willie. Pilipinas Dangle na Dangle! pushed by with its pilot episode the following day, July 31.

On August 9, Willie faced the clicking to reveal he was terminating his contract with ABS-CBN.

Within the identical press convention, Willie published the crucial parts of his Would possibly possibly well even 24 assembly with ABS-CBN executives.

Per Willie, ABS-CBN asked him to reach to Wowowee on July 31. He additionally mentioned they talked concerning the changes—recent space, several recent segments— as soon as he returned onboard.

On July 20, Willie mentioned he met again with then-ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for TV Manufacturing Linggit Tan, who asked if he would be willing to enact a as soon as-a-week display in lieu of the every single day Wowowee.

Willie mentioned he asked what came about to the distinctive idea that was discussed on Would possibly possibly well even 24, and he quoted Linggit who mentioned, “Marami pang would possibly well well possibly additionally ayaw sa iyong bumalik ka.”

And that, constant with Willie, made him resolve to within the bargain of his ties with ABS-CBN.

Abruptly following Willie’s press convention, ABS-CBN issued an announcement that mentioned the community would proceed to preserve Willie to his obligations till September 2011 as he had no true to invalidate his contract “unilaterally.”

Add to this, on August 20, ABS-CBN refuted Willie’s claims about a assembly whereby his return to Wowowee by July 31 was discussed.

Linggit Tan additionally mentioned in an announcement that Willie’s suspension would pause on August 24, and that it was Willie himself who wished a Wowowee comeback by July 31.

Willie finally left ABS-CBN and proceeded to ink a contract with TV5, his dwelling role from 2010 to 2013.

WILLING WILLIE (2010-2011)

Willie’s recent display, Willing Willie, premiered on October 23, 2010. Unlike his previous displays that aired at lunchtime, Willing Willie aired on TV5’s high-time slot.

Nonetheless in March 2011, barely 5 months into his recent display, Willie again was the person on the middle of 1 other controversy, which would consequence within the early demise of the display.

On April 8, following accusation of runt one abuse in Willing Willie’s March 12 episode, Willie announced within the display he would be taking a atomize.

The episode showing a six-yr-extinct boy doing a “macho-dance routine” in replace for the prize worth PHP10,000 raised eyebrows, eliciting loud reactions from the Department of Social Welfare and Constructing, Commission on Human Rights (CHR), and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

In his announcement, Willie mentioned, “Ngayon po, nakipag-usap ako sa presidente ng TV5, si Atty. Ray Espinosa. Nag-usap po kami na hanggang ngayon na lang po ako sa Willing Willie.

“Magpapahinga lang po muna ako. Hindi po ako nagpapaalam.

“Starting up Monday po [April 11] hanggang next week, hanggang Holy Week, pag-iisipan ko po muna nang mabuti kung ako po ay magbabalik pa sa industriyang ito.

“Bigyan niyo na lang po muna ako ng pagkakataon sa sarili ko, pag-iisipan ko po ito. Masyado po akong pinagbintangan. Maraming nagbintang sa akin nang wala po akong ginagawang masama.”

MTRCB suspended Willing Willie, allowing it to renew airing on Would possibly possibly well even 9, 2011.

On Would possibly possibly well even 14, Willie returned to television with a recent display, Wil Time Bigtime.

WIL TIME BIGTIME (2011-2013)

Wil Time Bigtime had a 3-hour premiere on Would possibly possibly well even 14, 2011.

Excluding for the commerce of title, Wil Time Bigtime followed the structure of Willing Willie. It aired on the identical timeslot on high time and had the identical co-hosts, including Mariel Rodriguez.

On November 20, 2012, Willie announced that Wil Time Bigtime would sprint off the air on January 5, 2013.

In his announcement, he mentioned: “Pero ilang linggo lang po at ilang araw lang, bubuksan na ang bago—mas malaki, mas makikinig sa inyo at mas magbibigay ng pagmamahal na todo-todo para sa inyo.”

It sounds as if, Willie was gearing for a comeback within the noontime slot nonetheless aloof with TV5, belying the rumor he would be returning to ABS-CBN.

Wil Time Bigtime aired its last episode on January 5, 2013.

On January 26, 2013, Willie’s recent display titled Wowowillie premiered on TV5’s noontime slot, bigger than two years after his display moved to a high-time slot.


Wowowillie, Willie’s comeback to the noontime slot, had a rapid life.

In Would possibly possibly well even 2013, Willie urged he was resigning as host of Wowowillie upon the pause of his TV5 contract in October that yr.

Within the identical interview, Willie mentioned he felt “drained” after 9 years of web hosting TV displays.

On October 13, 2013, Willie gave an emotional speech throughout the last episode of Wowowillie.

In his one-hour goodbye speech, he promised his followers they’d investigate cross-take a look at every rather about a again.

Willie mentioned, “Sa pagsasara po ng yugtong ito sa buhay namin, sana po, sa pagbukas nito ay tayu-tayo pa rin ang magkikita-kita. Tayu-tayo pa rin ang magsasama-sama.

“Sarado na po ang Wowowillie, would possibly well well possibly additionally bubuksan. Para sa magandang pag-asa at magandang buhay. Abangan niyo po ‘yan.”

When Wowowillie ended its plug, Willie took a showbiz hiatus till 2015.

Some experiences then claimed that he was space to reach to his first dwelling, GMA-7, the build Willie began his occupation as a “hawi boy” within the defunct noontime display Lunch Date.

WOWOWIN (2015-2022)

On March 20, 2015, Willie sealed the take care of GMA-7 when he signed an airtime settlement with the community.

That is for Wowowin, a sole manufacturing of Willie’s WBR Productions. It premiered on April 26, 2015 on GMA-7’s Sunday afternoon slot.

Six months after Wowowin premiered on TV, in October 2015, Willie proudly announced that his weekly program is already a co-manufacturing between him and GMA-7.

The display then rapidly went off the air on January 17, 2016 to put collectively for its reformat as a every single day recreation display which premiered on February 1, 2016.

Nonetheless after six years of airing as a every single day recreation display, Wowowin ended its plug on February 11, 2022.

On February 5, PEP Troika reported that Willie will doubtless be leaving GMA-7 and transferring to Manny Villar’s community, AMBS.

Willie and Manny are recognized to be gorgeous chums whose commerce partnership comprises the Wil Tower in Quezon Metropolis.

On the identical day of the PEP Troika epic, GMA-7 released an announcement confirming the pause of Willie’s contract on February 15, and that Wowowin will enact its plug on February 11.

Wowowin’s last week served as per week-lengthy farewell for Willie in GMA-7, the build he kept on thanking his boss, Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, for welcoming him into the community.

It was beforehand reported in Cupboard Files that GMA-7 and Willie parted ways amicably, which Willie reiterated in Wowowin’s live display.

Willie additionally had blended emotions about his departure from GMA-7.

The TV host has additionally yet to repeat his next transfer after the pause of Wowowin.

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