Richard Gomez auditioned to get hosting job in "Family Feud"

When PEP asked him if he also wants to become a game show master through his new show Family Feud, Richard Gomez smiled back and said, "Hopefully, yeah!"


Richard Gomez has already proven his worth as an actor by the number of recognitions he has received from different award-giving bodies. However, no matter how established his name is in the industry now, Richard does not stop trying new things.

Next month, TV viewers will see a different Goma (Richard's popular name in showbiz) as he hosts the popular game show called Family Feud.

In a short interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) after the 20 Questions with Ricky Lo at St. Paul's University on Pedro Gil, Manila, yesterday, September 18, Richard related his feelings about his new show on GMA-7.

"It's gonna be my first game show and I'm very excited about it," he told PEP. "I look forward to doing the show together with different families who will pass the audition."

The former matinee idol said that he has long wanted to host a game show. So, when he found out that his home network got the franchise of Family Feud, he auditioned for the job.

Contrary to what people think, Richard said that GMA Network did not handpick him. "Alam mo, maraming kaming nag-audition. You really have to audition for that part. Ang dami nang nag-audition, siguro I'm the lucky one na nakita nila doon."

He continued, "I've been ready for that show. I've been longing to do a game show and I've been telling my GMA bosses, ‘One day, I wanna do it.' Then, ang sabi nila, ‘Family Feud,' and ito na."

This is not the first time for Richard to host a show, but he says that it will be different from his first hosting job in the defunct entertainment talk show S-Files since Family Feud is a game show.

So, how is he preparing for it?

"May mga templates naman sila roon and I get to watch the past shows, how they do it. As a kid growing up, we always get to watch Family Feud. So, more or less, I know how to play the game."

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Richard will start taping for Family Feud in the next two weeks. He also confirmed reports saying that the high-rating show of Arnell Ignacio called GoBingo will soon say goodbye to its viewers. "Ang start noon, after GoBingo," ended Richard.


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