Rumors have it that Willie Revillame‘s return to “Wowowee” is getting delayed because the beleaguered TV host has too many requests from the production.
A source told Bulletin Entertainment that Willie is requesting for a change in the show’s format. He is also said to be asking the network to introduce new segments.
More, Willie is allegedly asking the management to remove some of his female co-hosts, particularly Pokwang with whom Willie is not seeing eye to eye.
Willie reportedly got incensed when Pokwang openly campaigned for President Noynoy Aquino. He took offense because the comedienne, whom he fought for to be in his show, went against his political choice, Sen. Manny Villar.
The animosity between Willie and Pokwang is said to have grown after the latter said she felt guest co-host Robin Padilla showed respect for her. Pokwang, in unconfirmed reports, allegedly said she would leave “Wowowee” as soon as Willie is reinstated as main host.
Meanwhile, Willie’s daughter, Meryll Soriano, has hinted that he is bound to return to “Wowowee.” She did so in the July 21 episode of “TV Patrol” where she revealed spending time with Willie recently.
“Lagi kaming nandoon ng anak ko sa kanya, nagsi-swimming. Iyon lang ang buhay ng tatay ko, ‘yung anak ko, bilang apo. Very good na meron kaming time at least kahit konti lang kasi babalik na siya uli sa very hectic schedule niya,” Meryll told “TV Patrol” entertainment anchor Mario Dumaual.
Meryll is excited about her father’s impending return to the noontime show.
“Kung tuloy na tuloy na ‘yung pagbabalik ng papa ko, at least ‘yung maraming nakaka-miss sa kanya, makikita n’yo na siya uli. Kasi ‘Wowowee’ is not the same without him. That’s true, ‘di ba, because that’s his name, ‘Wowowee.’
By ALEX VALENTIN BROSAS