Willie Revillame's Come back : May 14 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Willie Revillame will return on the boob tube not through “Willing Willie” but with a similarly formatted show on May 14.

“Juicy Express” host and Revillame’s “nanay-nanayan” Cristy Fermin announced during the May 9 episode of the morning showbiz talk show that the beleaguered TV host’s show will be called “Wiltime Bigtime.”

“Binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon at oportunidad ni Willie Revillame na unang i-announce dito sa ‘Juicy Express’  na magbabalik na po siya sa [Mayo] katorse… Sabado ‘yan,” declared Fermin.

She even enthused that the show will deliver “big time” surprises and prizes, “dahil big time po kayo sa puso ni Willie Revillame.”

Although it was earlier rumored that Revillame’s show will be transferred to the noontime slot, Fermin noted that “Wiltime, Bigtime” will have the same time slot as “Willing Willie.”

“Ganun pa rin po, alas-singko [ng hapon] pag Sabado, 6:30 [ng gabi] araw-araw,” she said.

“Willing Willie” temporarily signed off air early last month even as Revillame took a leave from the show after various quarters rallied against the alleged abusive treatment that a six-year-old “macho-dancing” boy received on the show.

Coincidentally, the segment where the boy performed the now-infamous macho dance was also titled “Wiltime Bigtime.”

TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan earlier related that the network’s management already considered May 14 as the comeback date for Revillame’s show. Prior to this, Revillame's co-host Shalani Soledad revealed that the show will be back "soon."

Hubbub over the "macho-dancing" incident prompted TV5 to voluntarily suspend the show and impose stricter guidelines on the protection of children who take part in all of their shows.

After investigating on the controversial incident, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) suspended “Willing Willie” for one month, but credited the number of days that it went on voluntary suspension. It was likewise placed under probation and was required to secure a permit for each episode.

It was reported on “TV Patrol” last May 3 that the same probation will apply to any show that will replace “Willing Willie.”

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