Because of the scams and pranks people deal with on a daily basis, people are wary whenever they encounter something unusual.
In a very unexpected moment, a game winner on “Wowowin” accidentally cursed host Willie Revilla over the phone.
On Monday, May 19, Revillame randomly called a contestant for the “Tutok to Win” segment.
When the winner answered the call, the host, without identifying himself, asked the former to thank the contest sponsors.
Surprised, the winner exclaimed “G*go!” which prompted the 59-year-old host to reveal himself.
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The prominent singer-comedian couldn’t help but laugh aloud over the winner’s reaction. As he regained his composure, the host told the person on the other end of the line, “Uy, huwag niyo ako murahin. Si Willie Revillame ito.”
After realizing that she made an on-air mistake, the winner apologized to Revillame and explained that she thought she was being fooled by pranksters since the number was from an unknown caller.
“Sorry po talaga, Kuya Wil! Sorry po talaga. Akala ko po talaga pinagti-tripan niyo ako. Sorry po,” the winner who introduced herself as Alexis explained.
Instead of getting mad or offended, the “Ikaw Na Nga” hitmaker made light of the situation by saying, “Alam mo kung ano sinabi mo? Nadinig ko. Sasabihin ko ulit. Isisigaw ko sa mundo, sabi mo, ‘Gwapo!’”
The startled winner also got an additional P5,000, aside from the original P10,000 cash prize.
The Wowowin host jested, “Ito po ay babala. Hindi kapag minura niyo ako ay dadagdagan ko kayo! Naguwapuhan lang po siya sa akin!”
Despite the curse-over-the-phone moment caught on live TV, Revillame has no time to feel bad and offended as his show continues to soar high in terms of ratings even at this time of a pandemic. According to the jolly host, he’s prouder and more inspired to come up with better content.
“Iba na po ang tema ng Wowowin. Parang talk show na ‘to. Talk show na may entertainment, may game, at siyempre may puso para sa bayan,” he said during the 5th anniversary of Wowowin.
Aside from exerting extra effort for Wowowin‘s continued operations to be able to bring happiness and hope to every household at this time of crisis, the veteran host also donated one million pesos worth of relief goods to GMA Kapuso Foundation to be given to country’s poor families.