Celebrity Bluff

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Celebrity Bluff
Celebrity Bluff title card.jpg
Title card since 2017
Created byMarcelo 'Loi' Landicho
Developed byLilybeth G. Rasonable
Written by
  • Senedy Que
  • Marcelo 'Loi' Landicho
  • Manny Pavia
  • Tata Betita
  • Wilson Araya
Directed by
  • Uro dela Cruz (seasons 1–12)
  • Rico Gutierrez
Presented byEugene Domingo
Theme music composerTata Betita
Opening theme"Celebrity Bluff" by Garry Cruz
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes213
Executive producer(s)Maricar Teodoro
Production location(s)Studio 7, GMA Network Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time65 minutes
Production company(s)
  • GMA Entertainment TV
  • Uge Productions, Inc.
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format
Original releaseNovember 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) –
June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)
External links

Celebrity Bluff is a Philippine television comedy game show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Eugene Domingo, it premiered on November 17, 2012 and worldwide on November 24, 2012 on GMA Pinoy TV. The show originally featured Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola as the original "Gangnammms" (also known as "Celebrity Bluffers"), which now consists of Celebrity Bluffers, Boobay and Brod Pete.[1][2] The show concluded on June 30, 2018 with a total of 213 episodes. It was replaced by The Clash in its timeslot.


On September 2013, Bayola left the show after facing a major scandal.[3] He was then replaced by stand-up comedian Boobay and Brod Pete who later became regular bluffers until season 12.

On November 2015, after its 3rd anniversary episode, Manalo decided not to renew his contract for a new season due to busy schedules, at the same time Salvador also left the show before the season ended.[4] The two were replaced by several guests such as Betong Sumaya, Boobsie, Jerald Napoles, Ai Ai delas Alas and Pauleen Luna among others.

On February 4, 2016, the director, who is also known for directing Bubble Gang, Uro dela Cruz, died at the age of 64.

The show went on a season break after its season 12 finale on February 20, 2016, it was temporarily replaced by Lip Sync Battle Philippines.[5]

On November 2016, Boobay suffered from a mild-stroke. He recovered In January 2017.

The game show return to Saturday evening timeslot on June 3, 2017, replacing Full House Tonight. It was supposed to have a daily edition of this show but later cancelled.


In the game proper, three contestants/couples attempt to outwit one another by answering questions to advance to the succeeding rounds.

In round one called Fact or Bluff, three players individually answer questions. The celebrity bluffers also referred to as gangnammmm will either help or trick the players by providing answers to the questions. The players have to decide whether their chosen bluffer's answer is a fact or a bluff. If answered correctly, the players get to keep the cash prize for that question otherwise the cash prize will be split between the opponents.

In round two called Word War, with the help of the clues given by the bluffer, the players will then race to solve each three word puzzles to advance to the final round. The first word is worth P5,000, the second word is P7,000 and the last word is P9,000. The player with the highest accumulated points moves on to the final round

In its 12th season, they introduced a new segment, Top 10 (now renamed as "Tough 10") on which the players should answer 10 questions only using Fact or Bluff. At the end, you should have at least 8 correct answers to proceed to win P500,000,00.[6] Noah was the first ever winner.


Eugene Domingo serves as the host.
One Up
  • Jay Arcilla (since 2017)
  • Dave Bornea (since 2017)
  • Prince Clemente (since 2017)
  • Jomarie Nielsen (since 2017)
  • Nikki Co (since 2017)
  • Arjan Jimenez (since 2017)
  • Yasser Marta (since 2017)
  • Kevin Sagra (since 2017)
  • Ralf King (since 2017)
Notable Guest bluffers
Former bluffers

Winners of PHP500,000[edit]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Celebrity Bluff earned a 16.5% rating.[7]


Year Award Recipient Category Result Ref.
Paragala Media Awards
Celebrity Bluff
Best Game Show
Won [8]
Eugene Domingo
Best Game Show Host
2015 Celebrity Bluff
Best Game Show
Nominated [9]
Eugene Domingo
Best Game Show Host
Celebrity Bluff
Best Game or Quiz Programme
Nominated [10]
Golden Screen TV Awards
Outstanding Game/Talent Program
Won [11]
Eugene Domingo
Outstanding Game/Talent Program Host
2014 Celebrity Bluff
Best Game Show
Won [12]
Eugene Domingo
Best Game Show Host
Nominated [13]
2013 Celebrity Bluff
Best Game Show
Won [14]
Eugene Domingo, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola
Best Game Show Host
Nominated [15]


  1. ^ ""CELEBRITY BLUFF" WILL BRING HAPPIER WEEKENDS TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD STARTING NOVEMBER 17". lionheartv.net. LionhearTV. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ Abanilla, Clarizel. "Eugene Domingo announces return of 'Celebrity Bluff'". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ Marasigan, Ruben (5 September 2013). "Jose Manalo thankful to fans of his 'loveteam' with Eugene Domingo; refuses to comment about Wally Bayola's sex video scandal". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  4. ^ Calderon, Nora (9 February 2016). "Jose Manalo, ipinaliwanag ang pag-alis sa 'Celebrity Bluff'". balita.net.ph. Balita. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Eugene Domingo, ayaw pag-usapan ang away nila ni Jose Manalo". balita.net.ph. Balita. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Entertainment > Shows > Celebritybluff > Videos". GMANetwork.com. GMA Network. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  7. ^ Santiago, Erwin (November 21, 2012). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (Nov. 16-20): Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho and Kap's Amazing Stories dominate weekend primetime". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Samodio, Anica (13 March 2016). "Kapuso stars and shows dominate 3rd Paragala Media Awards". GMANetwork.com. GMA Network. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Nominees for the 29th Star Awards for TV bared; Kapuso Alden Richards competes against six Kapamilya stars for Best Drama Actor". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  10. ^ "2015 Nominees PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES". asiantvawards.com. Asian Television Awards. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  11. ^ Mendoza, Arvin (27 April 2015). "2015 Golden Screen TV Awards full list of winners". Inquirer.net. Philippine Inquirer. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  12. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, 28th Star Awards for Television". rappler.com. Rappler. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  13. ^ "28th Star Awards for Television nominees revealed". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  14. ^ Umbao, Ed (25 November 2013). "PMPC Star Awards for TV 2013 List of Winners". philinews.ph. Philippine News. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  15. ^ "ABS-CBN dominates nominations for 27th Star Awards for Television". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2016.

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