Last May 4, Willie Revillame's outburst amidst his Wowowee show over Jobert Sucaldito created tremendous controversy not only for him but to ABS-CBN management as well. On the following day, May 5, Willie did not show up in Wowowee and will he return or not as the main host of the show after his indefinite leave is still unclear. Willie's letter to ABS-CBN management leaked out but the May 24 meeting clarified two things: Willie's contract as ABS-CBN talent is still in effect within the period stipulated and that he is on indefinite leave.
While Willie Revillame is on leave, Wowowee is being hosted by different celebrities at a cycle of 2 week period. The first to host the show was the "Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema" Mr. Robin Padilla. It has been said that it was a success because studio and televiewers embraced the hosting style of Robin which shows an increase in the rating of the famous noontime show. Watchers enjoy the love triangle between Pokwang, Robin and Mariel. But the controversy between Robin and Mariel is still a hot issue even after Robin's hosting period ended. It is said that the actor deepens the break-up of Mariel with her boyfriend Zanjo Marudo.
After Robin Padilla now come the "Kanto Boys." The group consists of John Lloyd Cruz, Billie Crawford and Luis Manzano minus Vhong Navarro who is busy hosting "Showtime." Although there are comparison and criticisms as to their hosting style the group is trying their best to give fun and entertain the global followers of Wowowee.
But the bottom line of this issue is will Willie Revillame still host the show after his indefinite leave? Will there be another noontime show for ABS-CBN to create in case Willie never returns as host? There are really lots of questions about Willie, Wowowee and ABS-CBN management but followers for the meantime savor each day of Wowowee.