Willie Revillame to wrap up show?

The controversial host has announced his last day on the show: January 5

THAT'S A WRAP? Fans and the industry wonder if Willie Revillame is, in fact, pulling the plug on his show. Screen grab from YouTube (PacificRimVideoPress)

MANILA, Philippines – “January 5 abangan niyo mag-a-announce ako ng aking desisyon sa buhay kung ako ay magtutuloy pa sa programang ito. January 5. Basta abangan niyo,” Will Time, Big Time host Willie Revillame told his audience last November 20, according to a report posted by ABS-CBN.

Revillame, who transfered from ABS-CBN to TV5 in 2010, said he decided to make the announcement early so that his loyal fans and viewers won’t be caught by suprise.

He added, “Pumunta kayo sa mga ibang programa na matutulungan kayo. Basta, January 5, Saturday, mag-a-announce po ako sa buhay, i-a-announce ko na kung talaga ang gusto kong gagawin, January 5 ‘yan.

According to ABS-CBN, Revillame has told TV5 of his plans and they reportedly told him — to quote Revillame — “Ikaw ang bahala ‘yan ang desisyon mo.”

He also asked his staff and the show’s dancers to look for new jobs.

For now, though, until Christmas, he promised to give everyone “todo todong pamasko.”

He also said he doesn’t know whether he would last until January 5, the day he said he will tell his audience what exactly are his plans, and why he’s leaving.

Sources of ABS-CBN have reportedly told them that the show — that started as Willing Willie — has not been rating the way it used to after Revillame was accused of child abuse in 2011.

Rappler asked TV5 for a statement but they replied, “Wala pong statement ang TV5.”

We asked Revillame’s co-host Mariel Rodriguez about it. She said she was surprised. “Yes. Seriously.”

The two also worked together in ABS-CBN’s Wowowee from 2006 to 2010. – Rappler.com

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