Have you ever witnessed those unforgettable moments when celebrities put the host of a TV show in their place? Well, Pablo Motos, the host of “El Hormiguero,” has experienced his fair share of epic zascas. While some celebrities choose to laugh off his jokes, others have stood up to him, leaving him speechless. From Ana Milán to Amaia Salamanca, these stars have delivered the most devastating comebacks to Motos. Get ready to relive these eight unforgettable zascas that even Nuria Roca’s friend never imagined receiving.
Ana Milán, the queen of Instagram, has become famous for her viral comments on social media and red carpet appearances. But it is Pablo Motos who has received her most devastating zascas. In one instance, Motos questioned why women have a predilection for buying bags compulsively. Ana’s response was swift and cutting: “Of course, vitally important. Because we love these things. We grew up, we earn a little money, and with that, we buy the bags we want” – BOOM!
Ana didn’t stop there. When Motos commented on an excerpt from her book, suggesting that she was getting uglier every day, she responded with another zasca: “What you have to do is leave her. A woman who gets uglier every day is because you make her very unhappy; otherwise, she would be prettier day by day.”
Lorenzo Caprile, one of Spain’s most renowned designers, has dressed big names in the entertainment industry and even designed costumes for plays. When Pablo Motos tried to inquire about the price of his designs, Caprile hit back with a zasca: “Hey, sorry, of course they are expensive, and? Or is your cache two dollars?”
Although Motos failed to extract any juicy details from his guest, Caprile made it clear that his exquisite creations are not for everyone’s pockets: “They are worth a lot, but no more than a car.”
Jorge Javier Vázquez
Jorge Javier Vázquez, the host of “Save Me,” didn’t hold back when it came to his thoughts on the controversial incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars. Referring to Pablo Motos’ close bond with Smith, Vázquez implied that people with an exemplary image often have hidden flaws: “Beware of those people who have such an exemplary image every time they later… those people who always smile on screen and who are always so restrained. However, those of us who show our true selves, that’s who we are.”
Antonio Canales, Spain’s National Dance Prize winner, didn’t hesitate to file a complaint against Pablo Motos. He expressed his disappointment with Motos after attempting to promote one of his shows on “El Hormiguero.” Canales revealed that Motos had slammed the door in his face, saying, “Now we won’t be as important as he called me twice back then. Well, we’re not that important to him, that’s clear.”
However, Canales clarified that Motos may not have been directly responsible for the decision, but the incident left a bitter taste nonetheless: “I love him very much.”
The incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars sparked a wave of reactions, including Pablo Motos’ public comments on the matter. However, Candela Peña wasn’t impressed. She accused Motos of treating guests poorly on his show, stating, “On one thing he is right, freedom of expression on his program also makes you pay. They don’t call you anymore.”
Motos and Peña have a history of clashes since 2009 when Motos criticized her on “El Hormiguero.” The actress revealed that she found Motos authoritarian and heavy. Since then, Candela has not returned to the show.
Bertín Osborne, the singer known for speaking his mind, didn’t hold back when he appeared on “El Hormiguero.” He expressed his opinion, criticizing Motos for not making changes to the show’s set: “You don’t change anything on set, you don’t spend money because everything is the same.”
During the interview, Bertín also shared a story from his past when he had financial difficulties and had to act in soap operas: “I had never seen a soap opera in my life, but I lived in Miami, and I couldn’t make ends meet. A friend told me that Televisa had called us to do a soap opera, but I didn’t know they were that long. After three months, I asked the director if he could kill me. I got a car thrown off a cliff. Mexico is the most magical country in the world.”
During one of her appearances on the show, Amaia Salamanca, the actress known for starring in various summer campaigns, discussed her preference for swimsuits over bikinis. Motos questioned her choice, suggesting that a wet swimsuit leaves the stomach wet. Salamanca promptly shut him down: “Well, nothing happens, it dries right away. Besides, I don’t see you in a trikini anymore, which allows you to show a little more.”
As Motos joked about “lorzas,” referring to love handles, the moment turned somewhat tense, making Salamanca visibly uncomfortable.
Miguel Ángel Revilla
Pablo Motos has been critical of Fernando Simón, the director of the Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies, since the start of the pandemic. Miguel Ángel Revilla, the President of Cantabria, disagreed with Motos’ criticism and staunchly defended Simón: “In the face of what no one knows, who is the handsome man who is prepared? He made mistakes, but I don’t agree. Simon is not a leg. They told me it tasted like a virus egg and was fired. He made a mistake, but put up with what this guy put up with, 100 questions a day, without insulting anyone, accepting blows… And in the middle, the virus hit him. You have to put yourself in his place.”
Despite Motos clarifying that he had nothing personal against Simón, Revilla’s response served as a reprimand.
These zascas are timeless reminders that celebrities can dish it out just as much as they can take it. From Ana Milán’s confident comebacks to Amaia Salamanca’s witty responses, these moments have left their mark on the history of “El Hormiguero.” It’s no wonder these zascas have become legendary.