People thought that the taping of TV5's pilot episode Youand Me Against the World would be awkward since Gretchen Barretto wouldcome face-to-face with John Estrada, the man with whom she was involved in a"kisscandal" in the past.
However, John narrated that the experience was quitepleasant. "Wala na yun, tapos na yun at magkaibigan naman kami ni Gretchen. Idon't think maiimbita ako dun kung may problema kami and I don't think oo siyakung may problema kami."
Did he feel nervous about being a celebrity contestant while Gretchen served asthe host?
"Siyempre...siyempre...hindi namannerbiyos pero parang tension na hindi ko alam kung anong mangyayari. Hindi koalam kung paano laruin yung game di ba...after the briefing then after nag hi,hello kami ni Lucy, naging ok na."
In the pilot episode, which will air on TV5 on November 23, John plays with ShallWe Dance host Lucy Torres.
Who greeted whom first? "Ah,nagkita kami sa loob na ng studio e, so syempre ako...kasi host siya, e."
Did they kiss each other on thecheek to greet one another? "Ah, oo naman."
When he was offered to guest on Gretchen's show, did he have second thoughts?
"Well, kinausap ko si Douglas [Quijano, his manager]...sabi kookay lang kung wala talagang problema...kasi siyempre kailangan ipaalam sapartner niya [Tonyboy Cojuangco]. I think ok lang din kasi show lang naman ‘to.Naging safe ako nung nalaman kong alam ng partner niya."
TV5's newest game show You and Me Against the World willair every Sunday starting November 23 at 7 p.m.
EVERYBODY HAPI. During the November 12 launchof TV5 at A-Venue Events Hall in Makati City, John was one of the manycelebrities who were promoting their shows that will air soon on the saidchannel. "Kasama ko sa sitcom na Everybody Hapi si Eugene Domingo,Roxanne Guinoo, at Long Mejia. Ang kuwento nag-balik baranggay ako. For a longtime, hindi ako nakatira dun at yun ang umpisa ng mga adventures namin."
Everybody Hapi is about two warring families livingin a duplex. The two sisters in the story (Roxanne and Eugene) are competingagainst the men that they hate (and loved). The girls run a beauty parlor whilethe men own a funeral parlor.
Watch the wacky cat-and-dog life of the duplex residents in this sitcom, whichalso stars Matt Evans and Alex Gonzaga.
Everybody Hapi will premiere on TV5 next Sunday, November 23, at6 p.m.