Robin Padilla is set to host a game show in ABS-CBN titled Game Ng Bayan.
The teaser for this new Kapamilya game show indicates that Alex Gonzaga will be Robin’s main co-host.
Game Ng Bayan is set to go head-to-head with GMA-7’s game show Wowowin hosted by Willie Revillame.
The co-hosts of the new Kapamilya game show are ABS-CBN audience jesters Eric Nicolas (Willie Revillame’s former jester who became popular in Your Face Sounds Familiar) and Neggy (Vice Ganda’s jester in Gandang Gabi Vice).
Miss Universe-Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa also ventures into hosting for the first time via this afternoon game show. The beauty queen previously appeared on the defunct TV shows Luv U and All of Me, and she portrayed her own life story on Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Based on the teaser, Game Ng Bayan is held in a baranggay where residents are tapped to play games with “Idol ng Bayan” Robin and his “Tropa ng Bayan.”
This is Robin Padilla’s second major project after he signed a two-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN.
His first project was Pilipinas Got Talent where he serves as a judge along with Angel Locsin, Freddie M. Garcia, and Vice Ganda.
It can be remembered that in 2010, Robin pinch-hit for Willie Revillame for two weeks for the noontime show Wowowee after the latter took a leave.
On that same year, Robin hosted the game show Pilipinas Win na Win along with Kris Aquino.
However, Robin took an indefinite leave from the show a week after its airing and never returned.
It turned out that he went to India where he "married" his then-girlfriend Mariel Rodriguez, who was also part of Pilipinas Win na Win.
If no changes are made in their respetive timeslots, viewers can choose between GMA-7's Wowowin and ABS-CBN's new game show starting next week.
Game Ng Bayan will start airing this Monday, March 7, at 5 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold block.