Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo want to avoid competing on the same timeslot

by Nerisa Almo
Aug 30, 2014
Judy Ann Santos (third from left) will have Jayson Gainza (leftmost) as her co-host in ABS-CBN's reality show I Do. They are joined in this photo by life coach Pia Acevedo and psychologist Dr. Julian Montano.

Judy Ann Santos and husband Ryan Agoncillo have agreed not to let their respective TV shows air on the same timeslot again.

It can be remembered that while Judy Ann was hosting ABS-CBN's Bet on Your Baby, Ryan’s game show titled Picture! Picture! also had the same timeslot on GMA-7.

At that time, the celebrity couple could be heard greeting each other on their respective shows.

It looked cute at first but both Judy Ann and Ryan do not want it to happen again.

“Sa umpisa masaya naman siyang tingnan, nakakatuwa.

“Pero kapag dalawang beses na, parang nakakaumay na.

“Kaya napag-usapan namin na isang beses lang siya mangyayari kasi parang kinakalaban na namin ang isa’t isa,” said Judy Ann when asked if there's a chance for her new show I Do to have the same timeslot as Ryan’s weekend sitcom Ismol Family.

During the press conference of I Do, Judy Ann narrated how she and Ryan arrived at this decision.

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She explained, “Nabanggit lang namin noong mag-e-end na ‘yong first season ng Bet on Your Baby, sabi ko mag-e-end na siya at baka mag-resume by next year.

“‘Tapos nabanggit lang namin na, ‘O, dapat next time hindi na tayo magkatapat.’

“‘Yong ngayon, cute lang tingnan kasi nga mag-asawa, magkatapat, nagbabatian on-air.

“Pero ‘yong second time around parang masyado nang sinadya.

“Ito kasi, hindi naman talaga sinadya, nagkataon lang.”

“Hindi naman kami ang may-ari ng networks at masusunod ang gusto namin sa timeslot.

“So, nagpaka-professional kami and we enjoyed the ride.

“Parang we just have to finish that there kasi parang kapag sinunod-sunod mo, sasabihin naman ng mga tao parang namihasa.”

I Do airs every weekend, starting this Saturday, August 30, on ABS-CBN.

HOSTING TIPS FROM RYAN. Judy Ann says that she continuously gets hosting tips from her husband Ryan.

“Sa totoo lang, siya ‘yong energy booster ko,” she said.

“Siya ang nagwo-workshop sa akin kasi siya naman ‘yong bihasa sa larangang ito.

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“Alam niya kung paano ako kabahan, kung paano ako matakot especially kapag live hosting, diyan ako pinakatakot na takot.”

What is the most important tip she got from Ryan?

She pointed out, “Basta ang sabi lang niya sa akin is be confident with my words, listen carefully sa bawat sasabihin ng guest, and understand ‘yong pinagdadaanan nila and you have to be involved kung paano mo sila kakausapin.

“At saka sinabi rin niya sa akin na magbasa so, nagbabasa-basa ako kasi alam mo naman na limitado lang ang words natin.”

As the host of the new reality series I Do, Judy Ann admitted, “Hindi naman nawawala ang kaba sa akin kapag nagho-host ako, especially nandoon ‘yong pressure at alam mong maraming tumitingin sa kung ano ang ginagawa mo, at saka kung ano ang bagong mabibigay ko.”

The actress-TV host is grateful to ABS-CBN for giving her new hosting jobs.

“Natutuwa ako na may mga projects ako na hindi ko naman talaga pinaplano pero nabibigay sa akin,” she added.

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In the realiserye I Do, Judy Ann will be following the life stories of nine couples whose lives will be tested inside the I Do village before they say their vows to each other.

Throughout the competition, the couples will be guided by Judy Ann, life coach Pia Acevedo, and psychologist and marriage counselor Dr. Julian Montano.

Co-host Jayson Gainza, on the other hand, will be joining Judy Ann in giving out challenges to couples.

The winning couple will be determined by public votes and will bring home P1 million, house and lot, and their dream grand wedding.

The pilot episode of I Do will unveil the love stories of the nine couples, who are composed of the following: business partners who have become a romantic couple, a Korean-Pinay pair who showcase a fusion of their cultures, an engaged couple ready to settle, high-school sweethearts who have a long romantic history, a couple struggling to confront their haunting past, a couple who have been together for just three months, neighbors who have become lovers, a couple with a 19-year age gap, and a young pair who are already parents.

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MEET THE COUPLES. Here are the nine couples competing in I Do:

Chad, 25, and Shiela, 25
-- 7 years together
-- Neighbors turned lovers. Can their love endure so that they will not experience another painful separation?

Chris, 44, and Karen, 25
-- 3 years together
-- They have a 19-year age gap. Will their love allow them to bridge their age differences?

Miko, 20, and Marie, 21
-- 3 years together
-- Young parents. Can they surpass the competition for the sake of their family?

Christian, 22, and Chelsea, 24
-- 3 months together
-- New couple. After knowing each other for such a short period of time, will this be enough for them to remain together until the end?

Emil, 28, and Honey, 27
-- 5 years together
-- Business partners. Will their business relationship affect their personal relationship?

Jimmy, 30, and Kring, 28
-- 3 years together
-- Korean and Pinoy couple. Can they make their inter-cultural relationship work?

Carlo, 30, and Kara, 28
-- 11 years together
-- Engaged couple. Will their long-term relationship finally end up in marriage?

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Henry, 28, and Princess, 27
-- 1 year together
-- Strong-willed lovers. Can they both face their turbulent past and have a peaceful future?

Kaiser, 24, and Jzaiza, 24
-- 8 years together
-- High School sweethearts. Can they fight for their love even without support from their families?

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Judy Ann Santos (third from left) will have Jayson Gainza (leftmost) as her co-host in ABS-CBN's reality show I Do. They are joined in this photo by life coach Pia Acevedo and psychologist Dr. Julian Montano.
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