PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received information from a reliable source that controversial actress Gretchen Barretto is slated to host a game show on TV5 to be launched this November.
The show will reportedly carry the title U And Me Against The World. Our source described the show as a "fab game show with fab prizes."
Gretchen's credentials when in comes to hosting is limited. She used to be part of the long-defunct noontime variety show GMA Supershow during her younger years and for a time graced ABS-CBN's showbiz talk show The Buzz as temporary co-host.
This bit of news confirmed the speculation when Tonyboy Cojuangco—Gretchen's longtime partner and father of her daughter Dominique—acquired the network in 2003. Casual observers noted that it would only be a matter of time before Gretchen finds herself with a show of her own. The upcoming game show is also a strong indication that all's well between Gretchen and Tonyboy.
Despite opting to appear sporadically on screen over the past couple of years, 2008 can be considered as a relatively busy year for Gretchen. Last July 19, Gretchen made her television comeback via ABS-CBN's longest running drama anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya.
February of this year also marked the release of Gretchen's debut album titled Unexpected under Star Records. La Greta recently announced that her second album is currently in the works, with January 2009 as its possible release date.