Melai Cantiveros takes on the job of adding comic relief in the upcoming ABS-CBN reality show 'I Dare You.'
Aside from co-hosting the noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey
six days a week, Melai Cantiveros will soon co-host another program, the reality show I Dare You
. Melai described her new project as going back to her roots since she got her big break in showbiz because of a reality show, Pinoy Big Brother Double
where she emerged as the grand winner.
Melai said that in I Dare You
, she will be in charge of the comic element. “Dito ako ‘yung
host na may pagkabaliw. Pangloko-loko lang ako, hindi naman ‘yung sobrang
serious. Pero nagbibigay din ako ng mensahe sa mga
challengers. Pinapasaya ko ang mga
challengers pati na rin ang mga
Melai even joked when asked how I Dare You
is different from other reality shows. “May pinanggagalingan talaga ang pagho-
host namin dito. Meron talagang puso at diwa. Sa iba kasi wala e, char! He he he!
”I Dare You
is a joint project between two departments within ABS-CBN, namely the Entertainment TV Production and News and Current Affairs. Here, celebrities will be given the challenge to take on the lives of ordinary Filipinos, and should they succeed, the chosen subject will win a prize
Though she has gotten used to working as a host, Melai admitted that at first she felt inferior about having to stand beside Jericho Rosales and Iya Villania who will also host I Dare You.
“Aaminin ko sa una nahiya ako siyempre kasi si
Jericho ‘yan. Eeeeee! Ha ha ha! Si
VJ ‘yan, sobrang
Englisher (sic) ‘yan,
” explained Melai.
But after a couple of weeks of taping I Dare You
, Melai has learned to enjoy the company of Jericho and Iya. “Sobrang
enjoy sila katrabaho. Nung tumagal talaga gumanda ‘yung samahan namin.
On the go na ‘yung
feelings ko. Ha ha ha! Hindi na ako nahihiya sa kanila. Kami ni
Iya parang magka
-level na lang ang ganda namin. Ha ha ha!