PAOLO Ballesteros says he and Wally Bayola are thoroughly enjoying their roles as twin sisters who are hosting the new TV5 program, “Bawal na Game Show”.
“Pareho kaming in drag all throughout the show,” he says. “Siya si Barbie Ghorl at ako naman si Bebe Ghorl. The title of the show is ‘Bawal na Game Show’ kasi bawal na hindi gawin ng contestants ang lahat ng challenges na we as hosts will ask them to do. Ang tawag namin sa contestants dito are the Pasaways. Lahat bawal, at ang hindi lang bawal sa kanila is winning. Puedeng-puede silang manalo ng big, big prizes during the show.”
It’s good he and Wally have already established their good chemistry in ‘Eat Bulaga’ so their comic banter and hilarious exhange of repartees as hosts come naturally for them.
“As twin sisters, sanay na sanay na kami sa batuhan at saluhan namin ng linya,” Paolo adds. “The show has four rounds. Una ‘yung Bawal Ma-Fall. Gagayahin nila ang iba’t ibang poses that will test their sense of balance, at bawal silang matumba o mahulog while doing it. Sa second round, Bawal ang Da-Moves, which means para lang silang statue na bawal gumalaw at all. Sa third round, Bawal ang Sablay, and it means bawal talaga silang sumablay sa anumang ipapagawa namin sa kanila. The fourth round is the finals, pero sa bawat round, may prize ang sinumang mananalo. And even if you are eliminated, walang uuwi nang luhaan, dahil you still have a cash prize. Meron din silang home viewers na ka-partner and the cash prizes range mula P5,000 hanggang P50,000.”
Paolo says he and Wally are thankful that they have another show aside from “Eat Bulaga”. “We really feel so blessed kasi ‘yung iba, bakante ngayon dahil sa pandemic, but kami, heto, we still have work to do,” he adds. “May movie sana ako, ‘yung sequel sa ‘The Panti Sisters’, which was a big hit, pero siempre, we’ll have to wait until after the pandemic is over before we can shoot it.”
“Bawal na Game” show is aired on TV5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM and on Saturdays at 7 PM, with replays on Colours Channel of Cignal TV.