TV host-actor Edu Manzano will take over Kris Aquino's hosting chore for the game show Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? on ABS-CBN. The TV host-actress will be out of the showbiz spotlight for the next two months following her doctor's advice that she takes a complete bed rest.
Kris is seven months pregnant, and the latest issue hounding her and her husband, cager James Yap, about an alleged liasion the latter had with Hope Centeno, has taken its toll on her. She was rushed to the hospital twice in a space of three weeks due to premature labor pains.
Edu is said to be ABS-CBN management's choice because he can match Kris's wit and charm as host of a toprating game show. The TV host-actor is already a veteran game-show host, having hosted the Philippine franchise of The Weakest Link, aired over IBC 13 a few years ago.
Edu's last TV show was the ABS-CBN sitcom OK Fine, Whatever!. He is also currently the Chairman of the Optical Media Board (OMB). Edu is managed by Ms. June Torrejon.