Several hundred programs have had to go through, but Pasapalabra will celebrate a historic moment on Thursday night: one of its two contestants will win a record jackpot, valued at more than 2.2 million euros, as soon as they manage to solve the 25 questions of the famous Rosco. A milestone that will happen today, starting at 10:45 p.m., and about which hardly any details are known, no matter how much Google wants to tell us otherwise.
What can be expected is that Roberto Leal gets excited. The presenter of the space has shared all those moments of tenacity, effort and sacrifice of Orestes and Rafa in the program, so it is not surprising that he has only the best wishes for the contestants now that the time has come to say goodbye.
"Thank you for so much", the Sevillian begins to the two rivals, who have also become great friends.
"They are not two contestants, this goes further. They are two friends, two geniuses, two people who have moved us for hundreds of programs, have made us laugh, sing, hit and miss with them and above all... they have accompanied us. Today a cycle is closed, the duel that has broken all the records in the history of Pasapalabra with the highest jackpot in its 23-year history", he adds, excited.
"Today we say goodbye to Rafa and Orestes, Orestes and Rafa," he continues, amused, naming the contestants as he has done so many times: "You don't know how much we're going to miss you. Thank you for SO MUCH, for your help, for your jokes, your versions in English, your work in front of and behind the cameras. You are family and here you are loved and very much. Pasapalabra is and will always be your home. Good luck, "he concludes.
There is less to know who will be the winner of the biggest pot in the entire history of the program, but also to say goodbye to those responsible for one of the longest-running duels in the history of the format.
Orestes Barbero can boast of being the favorite of a large part of the audience thanks to his charisma and sympathy. If he managed to win the jackpot, the man from Burgos will also take another record behind him, becoming the first contestant with more than 350 programs to his credit. The Burgos has been since October 1, 2021 and has accumulated more than 212,000 euros in his private portfolio. Rafa Castaño, for her part, entered the contest on June 1, 2022, so this Thursday he completes 197 programs. In this time he has been filling the coffers well, with almost 130,000 euros to his credit.
Atresmedia has also decided to bring this historic installment of the program to prime time. However, we will have to wait a little longer than last time, as the chain has chosen to keep Pablo Motos' El Hormiguero at its usual schedule, instead of delaying it, as it did when Pablo Díaz from Tenerife took over the boat of 1,828,000 euros.
Antena 3 will offer a special program at 8:00 p.m., in which viewers will be able to get to know Orestes and Rafa a little more in depth, where they themselves will tell details from how their preparation has been, to their most personal side; reserving the final duel for 10:45 p.m.