Janelle Jamer and Gee Canlas say ABS-CBN has other plans for them that's why they were removed as co-hosts of 'Pilipinas Win na Win.'
Push.com.ph spoke with Janelle Jamer and Gee Canlas on the red carpet of the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television last November 13 to clarify why there were suddenly pulled out as co-hosts of noontime variety show Pilipinas Win na Win. Gee, who was first discovered as a co-host of Music Uplate Live, said that she and Janelle were originally hired as temporary co-hosts of Win na Win. "Ang sabi talaga sa amin was one week lang kami. For trial lang talaga kami. Pero dahil naging okay 'lsquo;yung ratings feeling ko they decided to keep us. Para sa amin kahit sandali lang, malaking privilege na maging part ng Win na Win. The other good things will just start from there."
Pilipinas Win na Win was launched last July 31 to replace Wowowee. Initially the show was to be top-billed by Robin Padilla, Kris Aquino, Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang, and Valerie Concepcion. But after a series of changes implemented, new hosts were installed'mdash;The Hitmakers Rico J Puno, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, Nonoy Zu'ntilde;iga'mdash;along with Pokwang, Valerie, Janelle, and Gee.
Janelle, who started out with Wowowee but resigned after two years, explained that she had to be pulled out from Win na Win because she will have to repackage herself for her soon-to-be-released album. "I will be coming out with a new album na hindi talaga pang masa. The management knows na ibang path 'lsquo;yung gusto kong tahakin. While I was in Win na Win, I really enjoyed the company of everyone. Naramdaman ko talaga 'lsquo;yung love from all the staff. Never akong nakaramdam ng bad treatment."
Sad, but not bitter, Gee said that remains optimistic that life after Win na Win will be filled with better opportunities in showbiz. "Honestly I believe God has a way of making everything special. I'rsquo;m thankful to ABS-CBN, to Ms. Linggit Tan (Head of Entertainment TV Production) and Sir Freddie Garcia (acting ABS-CBN President) for giving me the chance to co-host Win na Win. Ngayon excited ako kasi alam kong ang laki ng plano nila for us." She added that she is just thankful for all the things she learned and the good friends she found while doing Win na Win.
Janelle confirmed that there was a reason behind their pull out from Win na Win, but refused to specify what new projects ABS-CBN has for her and Gee. "Hindi pa kasi kami pwedeng magsalita kung ano 'lsquo;yung mga plano for us. Basta abangan niyo. Hindi nila ako papabalikin and then tatanggalin bigla. Alam kong may iba silang plano for us."