Cesar is Wowowee's new guest host

Posted at 07/02/10 5:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines - It's final. Actor-director Cesar Montano is the new guest co-host of ABS-CBN's hit noon show "Wowowee" starting Saturday (June 3).

Montano confirmed his stint on the show Friday through ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda.

"For few days lang ito. I don't know siguro management but they offered me mag-ho-host ako, guest host," Montano said.

Montano said that his hosting job for "Wowowee" was postponed because he had to go to China.

"The first time kasi naman paalis ako for China. Hindi ako makaka-host mayroon na akong ticket naka-book na. As much as I want to do that kasi it's a great opportunity for me. Pleasure at marami akong mase-serbisyuhan kaya ang paalis na ako and hindi ko na matatanggihan ang commitment ko," he said.

Asked if seeks the approval of his friend Willie Revillame, who is the main man of the show, Montano replied: "No, hindi, hindi. It was offered to me pag gusto ko tanggapin ko, pag ayaw ko hindi. Hindi ko kailangang magpaalam kay Willie kasi hindi naman si Willie ang manager ko in the first place kaibigan ko lang siya."

Abs-cbnNEWS.com was the first to break the news about Montano's hosting stint last May after an exclusive interview with the actor. 

"Ang ino-offer lang nila sa akin is just 2 weeks to host. That's the only thing I heard. But I think I have to hear pa 'yong development kung kailan ako papalit or what," Montano said.

Rumor has it that Montano is being eyed by ABS-CBN to permanently replace Willie Revillame, who is on “indefinite break” from “Wowowee.”

Montano hosted hit musical game show "Singing Bee," which aired its last episode February of this year after he decided to join the gubernatorial race in Bohol. Montano lost in that race.

Montano said he is open to replacing Revillame as a permanent host of "Wowowee," saying it will be a new challenge for him.  Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com