Actor-TV host Ryan Agoncillo clarified during the presscon of Ysabella last Saturday, September 29, that he has not yet received definite hosting job offers from ABS-CBN or GMA-7. Because of this, Ryan said that he could not give a definiteanswer whether he will be hosting the next season of Philippine Idol onGMA-7 or the second season of Pinoy Dream Academy [PDA] in his mother station, ABS-CBN.
Ryan explained, "Hindi ako maka-comment noon kasi hindi koalam kung kanino nga ba mapupunta 'yong show [Philippine Idol]. But now that it's with GMA, ang nangyayari ngayon, I'm in talks with[ABS-CBN]. We're negotiating now kasiang alam ko PDA will start soon
"Maraming kailangang ayusin dahil siyempre, kumbaga, maymaganda akong relationship with GMA, with Fremantle [license holder of PhilippineIdol] as well, and PDA is with Endemol and ABS-CBN, which is mymother station."
But Ryan also admitted, "We'renegotiating with ABS-CBN and there hasn't been any talks with GMA yet. And I promised naman Tita Cory Vidanes[ABS-CBN Head for TV Production] that even before mangyari na umupo ako withGMA to talk, sasabihin ko sa kanya."
Ryan reiterated, "Wala pang offer na nangyayari, wala pangmeeting sa GMA. Wala pa."
PHILIPPINE IDOL vs PINOY DREAM ACADEMY. Ryan confessed Philippine Idolhas become a big part of his hosting career. This was his first solo-hosting job thatmade him popular as a host. However, Ryan said that Pinoy DreamAcademy would also be a big challenge for him if he would host it.
Ryan said he was the last person to know about the transferof Philippine Idol franchise from ABC-5 to GMA-7.
"Isa akosa mga pinakahuling nakaalam nung Philippine Idol transfer. I only found out about it the morning that[American Idolfinalist] Elliott Yamin came here [Philippines], when I hostedhis presscon. Nung huli ko lang na-confirn na yun nga, sabi ngtaga-ABC-5 sa akinna, ‘Yes, we've given up the franchise and it's with GMA already.'"
He said that he was just waiting for the Philippine Idol'smove since his season has already ended.
"Hindi ko naman alam kung kasama ako sa mga plano nila in thefuture. Kumbaga, I can't assumeanything, e. Until they talk to me, Ican't assume," Ryan said.
"Siyempre ako, mahal ko yung Philippine Idol franchise. I feel personally attached to it. But at the end of the day, di ba, if you don'tget offered, you don't get a job? Andako, I'm just really looking forward to hosting."
If both ABS-CBN and GMA-7 offered him a hosting job for theirrespective programs, Ryan said that he might have to weigh things verycarefully.
He explained, "Kasi, again, maganda ang relationship ko withGMA and Fremantle, pero ang mother station ko is ABS-CBN. And PDA is also a very goodshow. Kumbaga, ang problema ko is, alinbang show ang talagang magagampanan ko ang gusto kong mangyari. Kasi 'yon nga, hindi lang naman 'to money triplang o raket lang. It will dictate howthings will go sa paghu-host ko."
The Idol host also said, "Philippine Idol issuch a big step for me, e. Kumbaga, 'yon yung una kong solo hosting na akin talaga. So for me to give it up, malaking bagay talaga. Although PDA is a big challenge becausekilala naman natin ang mga produkto ng PDA—sumisikat sila, pinanonood sila—soibang challenge din 'yon."
In the end, Ryan reiterated that he just has to waitfor the networks' move before giving a definite answer. "I'm just looking forward to hosting. Tagal na akong hindi naghu-host, mag-iisangtaon na. Actually, yung huli ko isfinals ng [Philippine Idol]," ended Ryan.