MANILA, Philippines - Seasoned pop artist Rico J. Puno appeared on ABS-CBN's popular noontime show "Wowowee" as a guest co-host for the day.
Introduced as "John Lloyd Cruz," Puno temporarily replaced Kanto Boys stars Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz and Billy Crawford as host of the show.
In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Puno said that he asked the approval of his friend Willie Revillame before taking on the hosting job. Revillame, main host of Wowowee, took an indefinite leave from the show following a tiff with "The Buzz" co-host Jobert Sucaldito.
"Oo, alam niya. Tinext ko nga kanina ang sabi ko panoorin mo ako at guest co-host ako. (Biro niya) 'Hindi na ako manonood kasi binenta ko na lahat ng TV ko. At saka ikaw naman ang guest.'
"OK naman at ipinaalam ko lang dahil sa kaibigan tayo ni Willie."
Puno said it was an honor for him to substitute for his friend who helped him a lot.
"Isang malaking karangalan para temporary na maghost kasi malaki din ang tulong sa akin ni Willie," Puno said.
The singer shared his happiness as the viewers and live audience welcomed him warmly.
"Oo ang sarap, okay. Biglaan 'yon pero siyempre kaibigan natin si Willie. Alam mo kapag Wowowee Willie 'yon enjoy na enjoy naman tuwang tuwa din ako kasi ang ganda ng reaction ng mga tao ang sarap palang mag-host doon kaya pala dumami ang pera ni Willie," Puno joked.
Simply known as Rico J, the singer admitted that his one-day hosting stint in Wowowee will really help a lot to promote his upcoming shows in United States.
"'Yung tour namin sa States sa September na i-plug ng todo at nagkaroon ng matinding media coverage, yon lang kaya salamat," the singer said.
According to Rico, Wowowee will be going to Davao this Saturday (June 12).
Reposted From AP