Vice Ganda joins the pool of judges in Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5.
He joins Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin as well as PGT mainstay Freddie M. Garcia (aka FMG).
Vice revealed that former PGT judge and a close friend of his, Kris Aquino, called to congratulate him for being a part of PGT 5.
Vice said that he is both happy and excited to see new Filipino acts. He was asked for his considerations when assessing every contestant in the auditions.
He frankly answered, "Isang act na makaka-affect sa akin. Yung mata-touch niya yung puso ko, yung mata-touch niya yung kaluluwa ko, yung mabubusog yung mata ko at saka yung tenga ko."
Vice Ganda, who is known for his witty jokes and punchlines, was tagged as the strict one in the group.
Vice explained, "E, kasi ang tagal na din akong nag-judge ng mga tao syempre ang laki rin ng papremyo nila gusto ko maging deserving naman ayoko maging Pilipinas Got Awa lang ang palabas natin.
"Gusto ko talagang talento, talagang deserving, talagang lahat ng makakapanood, e , magdidisisyun na tama nga yung napili namin.
"Lahat mapapa-clap clap, champion!"
Is he ready to argue with his co-judges?
He excitedly answered, "Oo, ready na ako magkaroon ng fun time with them. Fun experience ang gusto kong magkaroon dito sa PGT."
How would he describe his fellow judges? Who is he closest to?
Vice described the three other judges, "Si FMG sa totoong buhay siya talaga ang pinaka-strict, kasi star-builder siya, star-maker siya, e so iba yung mata niya, alam niya kung sino talaga yung may potential, alam niya kung sino talaga yung may kakaibang value yung talent.
"Si Robin naman masang masa iba rin ang puso ni Robin, si Robin yung pinaka brusko sa lahat pero parang siya yung pinaka malambot ang puso.
"Si Angel, masu-surprise ka kasi sweet, sweet pero strict din.
"Ako kasi playtime lang ako lagi pero siyempre kailangan deserving pa rin yung mananalo."