Luis Manzano to leave 'ASAP,' 'Sarah G Live'

Posted at 01/13/13 6:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Host-actor Luis Manzano confirmed that he will be leaving the variety shows “ASAP” and “Sarah G Live” to free up more time for himself.

Host-actor Luis Manzano -- jojitlorenzophotography.com

In an interview with “The Buzz” that aired on Sunday, Manzano said he might also give up the hit series “Be Careful With My Heart.”

“Kasi ang ‘ASAP’ naman, siyempre, napakarami at napakagaling na host diyan, so tatayo ‘yon. ‘Sarah G’ din,” he said. “Baka kailangan ko na ring bumitaw sa ‘Be Careful’ kasi hindi na talaga kaya ng schedule ko.”

Manzano is already hosting the hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal,” which airs Saturdays, as well as ABS-CBN’s latest game show “Minute to Win It,” which airs Monday to Friday starting January 14 at 11 a.m.

The son of veteran actress Vilma Santos is also gearing up for the latest season of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” which he co-hosts with Billy Crawford.

Manzano is excited for his role in “Minute to Win It” where players are under a lot of pressure.

“The biggest challenge is backing up the player. I’ll stand by the player as much as possible. Sometimes players lose the heart to continue so I have to look for ways to build up their confidence to make them get on with the game and earn more money,” he said in a separate statement.

“In ‘Deal or No Deal,’ I try to be neutral between the Banker and the player. In ‘Pilipinas Got Talent,’ I serve as the contestant’s kabarkada. In ‘Minute to Win It,’ I’m a cheerer,” he added.

Playing in the game show’s pilot episode is comedy concert queen AiAi delas Alas, who will run a piece of thread through the eyes of 10 needles using one hand and knock over four soda cans using a yo-yo strapped to the back of her waist.