Philippine actors Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards speak to the BBC's Rico Hizon
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Philippines phenomenon AlDub speak to the BBC

They have only been on air for four months, but celebrity duo AlDub have become a phenomenal television and social media success in the Philippines.

AlDub is an amalgamation of the name of actor Alden Richards and the screen name of his partner Maine Mendoza, also known as Yaya Dub.

Every weekday, millions of fans tune in to variety show Eat Bulaga! to watch them play a pair of star-crossed lovers, an act that has spawned record ratings, product sponsorships and a movie deal.

The pair tell the BBC's Rico Hizon how they have dealt with their newfound fame, and address rumours they may have found love off-screen as well.

  • 07 Dec 2015