Ever since it started 10 years ago, It’s Showtime has been a part of our daily routine as our weekdays and Saturdays would arguably never be complete without watching it. Through the years, it has filled our homes or workplaces with laughter and good vibes via its exciting segments and gregarious hosts whose witty banters never failed to delight the madlang people.
But, of course, everything that we enjoy about the show would not be possible or come into fruition without the brain behind all of it, none other than its brilliant director Bobet Vidanes. While directors are usually expected to stay behind-the-camera all the time, specifically in the control room in order for them to fully oversee everything that happens on the set, Direk Bobet is different. There were already a lot of instances that we’ve seen him on-screen as he gamely joins the hosts, who he considers as his ‘children,’ in their shenanigans and even served as one of the jurors in its Bidaman segment.
However, despite being a prominent personality, only a few is known about It’s Showtime’s main man. Thus, we did a little “stalking” on him through his personal Instagram account and discovered a few things about him.
He’s an adventure junkie
Going through his posts, his penchant for motorbikes is highly unmistakable. We spotted a slew of photos and short videos of him riding on his big bike as he went to different places around Luzon, such as Pangasinan, Quezon, Sorsogon, Benguet, and Nueva Ecija. While most of his trips were apparently for leisure, Direk Bobet gave out gifts to several local kids in one of his trips to General Nakar, Quezon last year. Aside from the local places he visited, he’d also been to Japan and the United States.
He loves goofing around
While he might appear too intimidating for some, but the 54-year-old director is actually a fun-loving person. In fact, he loves to goof around not only every time that he’s in It’s Showtime, but even when he’s alone or with his family and friends. We can see snaps of him striking wacky poses unabashedly and random images that are terribly hilarious. These only prove that his sense of humor is indeed innate.
He’s a doting father
Before being the patriarch to the continuously growing family of It’s Showtime, Direk Bobet is first and foremost a doting dad to his three beloved children Chad, Ara, and Kobe. Based on their groufies that he posted on his IG, we could see how a cool, loving, sweet, and hands-on father. In spite of his hectic schedule, he makes sure to still allot time to bond with them or attend to their momentous life milestones.
Keep on watching It’s Showtime, weekdays after I Have A Lover and Saturdays after Kapamilya Blockbusters!