Tonight with Boy Abunda presented a special episode in celebration of the one and only King of Talk’s birthday in 2018. Instead of the usual interview by the beloved host, Boy Abunda was interviewed by one of the networks most iconic celebrities and TV hosts, Vice Ganda.
In this episode, we got to know more about Tito Boy and his off-screen relationships, his industry secrets and why he deemed himself as a harsh critique.
Having been in the industry for more than two decades, Boy Abunda has become one of the most iconic talk show hosts in Philippine television with an array of programs attached to his name—such as The Buzz, Homeboy and The Bottomline. In his many years in the network, the King of Talk has interviewed most—if not all—the familiar faces in the showbiz world and has brought forth all the controversial issues surrounding our favorite Kapamilya stars. But that night, he took the hot seat as Vice asked daring and intriguing questions to the beloved TWBA host.
One of which dared him to reveal if there was an instance in his career when he felt like walking out of an interview.
Tito Boy named three stars who he admitted to have been uncomfortable pursuing an interview with. First was Vhong Navarro when he was interviewed after he had been attacked and beaten up in 2014 in a condominium unit in Fort Bonifacio. The host admits that it was hard seeing him in his state and almost didn’t push through with it. Second, he named KC Concepcion and his controversial interview with her on The Buzz; adding that it took several hours for the actress to make up her mind on whether or not to continue their interview. And lastly, he named his emotional interview with Claudine Barretto upon the passing of actor Rico Yan.
Tito Boy was asked if he can name someone from the industry whom he thought is a better host to which he immediately answered “wala” (none); reasoning that everyone is original and it’s impossible to compare himself and his work with others. When asked on his rating for his hosting, Tito Boy gave himself a score of 8.9, saying that he’s very punishing and critical of himself.
He then opened up a question that was initially removed from their interview, daring him to answer whether or not he had felt threatened by Vice. He answered that he did not and will never feel threatened as he and Vice are two different brands catering to separate generations. The King of Talk also humbly stateed that he had his time while Vice is at the peak of his career and is very proud of everything he’s accomplished as a talk show host.