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Out of the seven original hosts of Banana Split, (from left) only Angelica Panganiban, Cristine Reyes and RR Enriquez are retained in the show. Photo: Courtesy of ABS-CBN


ABS-CBN adds a whole new flavor to its late night weekend serving as the wacky gang of Banana Split gets even bigger and better. Watch the show's third season premiere this Saturday (April 18).

Sexy cast members Angelica Panganiban, Cristine Reyes, and RR Enriquez welcome their new male co-stars Zanjoe Marudo, Jayson Gainza, and John Prats. Stand up comedian Pooh and host-comedienne Pokwang will also join the group to intensify the show's comic madness and give you crazier gags and sketches.

"We thank the viewers for supporting the past seasons of Banana Split.  As we begin yet another fun-filled season, we would like to bring in an exciting mix of comic personalities that will definitely give them different taste of comedy every Saturday night," said production manager Cynthia Jordan.

The show will introduce all new barkada-oriented segments such as "Makakaya Mo Kaya," "N.N.N.N. (eNtertainment News Na Naman)," "Laugh Ten," and "Cine Banana."

Launched in October 2008, Banana Split is a weekly gag show directed by Goin Bananas' member Bobot Mortiz and son Frasco Mortiz.  

Roxanne Guinoo, Valerie Concepcion, Dianne Medina, and Princess Ryan were among the seven original hosts of the Saturday night show.

"Our original all-female cast did a wonderful job. We enjoyed working with them and they have been very professional all throughout. But then again every program undergoes changes. We all wish them well on their next projects in ABS-CBN," added Jordan.

Zanjoe, Jayson, and John made their mark on comedy as best buddies in the afternoon series Parekoy.  Pooh and Pokwang, on the other hand, already proved their worth in the comedy scene with the success of their show Poohkwang which ran for more than a month at the Music Museum.

Don't miss the third season premiere of Banana Split on Saturday (April 18), after XXX on ABS-CBN.

Click HERE to view photos of the new cast of Banana Split