Hosting a Relationship
Hooking TV co-hosts to be a romantic partner is like common practices among live TV shows in the Philippines that require hosting job to perk up the entire show, most especially on afternoon or noontime shows. The famous trio-hosts of the noontime TV show “Eat Bulaga” has known on Filipino public consciousness for such practices. Whenever, a new gorgeous lady that will co-hosts their noontime show, rumors will arise that this new babe on their show will be hook to have a romantic relationship with either one of the TV host like of Vic Sotto to Ms. Coney Reyes then and now with Ms. Pia Guanio which both end up into friends instead of marriage.
Recently, Vic Sotto’s seven-year relationship with Ms. Pia Guanio was reportedly ended which sparks controversy on the Philippine Showbiz industry with a big question – “Why?” But Mr. Vic Sotto and Ms. Pia Guanio are both tightlipped on the issue with Vic Sotto’s statement: “I cannot talk about it. Pia and I agreed that whatever happened, is happening and will happen between us in the future, we will just keep it to ourselves. If there’s something that we feel we need to share with our supporters, they will hear from us”. For it was reported that the two ex-couple were formerly living together at the house in Ayala Alabang Village which Vic Sotto himself have bought for Ms. Pia Guanio, then suddenly they split up.
Similarly, following the trails of the romanticism of the prime male hosts of “Eat Bulaga” to their female co-hosts is the ever controversial Mr. Willie Revillame who was reported to be courting his new female host at his show Willing Willie –Ms. Shalani Carla Soledad, however, it is not yet fully confirmed regarding their rumored romantic link.
Not only on the TV shows I mention happens the budding of romance between fellow hosts but also on some TV shows but the question is why some TV hosts develop a romance to one another and some other do not? Is it because they see each other every day that is why they develop it to one another? Is it closeness breeds romance whether one are both have same sexes? Perhaps, just like the closeness of the so-called “bromance” of TV host partners Luis Manzano and Billy Joe Crawford which develop closeness because of their TV hosting on a game show. Their kind of relationship that has developed from being partners on hosting the Game show is now branded as “bro-mance”? ehehe. But of course,the Philippine Showbiz industry do know that Luis Manzano and Billy Joe Crawford were not gay artists though they develop such called “bro-mance” from their TV hosting together in a Game show “Panahon Mo ito” and on some TV hostings. Their “bro-mance” was revealed on a previous Awards Night.
Another TV hosting partners that rumored then to have a relationship is the TV hosts partnership of Ms. Amy Perez and the famous gay artists Mr. Roderick Paulate; their kind of relationship that has develop by hosting the noontime show MTB or Magandang Tanghali Bayan is called “platonic relationship” or ‘platonic romance”.
These are just handful of examples of romantic relationship that has developed through TV hosting a TV show in the Philippines whether what kind of sexual orientation the TV hosts have, which is really a mystery how some become romantically connected or attached to one another but just a TV hosting job and some TV hosts do not develop such closeness or romanticism to their fellow TV hosts but of course develop a friendly closeness but not romantic closeness.
Indeed by what I have discussed above, there is romance in hosting a TV show.
Oh,not to mention the romantic relationship of Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriquez that has developed through their hosting works at the show Wowowee and Pilipinas Win na Win.