Don Francisco, the host of Univision's long-running talk show, Sabado Gigante, got a giant surprise on Wednesday morning.
The 70-year-old Chilean TV personality, whose real name is Mario Kreutzbeger, says he's seeking legal help in Chile in response to a paternity claim he received Wednesday from a 43-year-old man who claims that Don Francisco is his birth father.
"Today in the morning I learned in the media of this supposed paternity demand against me," Kreutzberger said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "I'm seeking legal help in Chile to analyze the existence of this supposed demand and according to that, will take the necessary steps."
According to the Chilean newspaper La Cuarta, the man, who has been identified as Patricio Abraham, a small business owner, only learned of his supposed connection to Kreutzberger last June, when his mother, who was seriously ill at the time and fearing death, confessed to him that she had a sexual encounter with the TV host.