Drop rebound after collision with a very hot substrate is usually attributed to the Leidenfrost effect, [1-5] characterized by intensive film boiling in a thin vapour gap between the liquid and substrate. Similarly, drop impact onto a cold superhydrophobic substrate [6-8] leads to a complete drop rebound, despite partial wetting of the substrate. We have studied the repellent properties of hot smooth hydrophilic substrates in the nucleate boiling, non-Leidenfrost regime and discovered that the thermally induced repellency is associated with vapour percolation on the substrate. The wetting structure in the presence of the percolating vapour rivulets is analogous to the Cassie-Baxter wetting mode,  which is a necessary condition for the repellency in the isothermal case. The theoretical predictions for the threshold temperature for vapour percolation agree well with the experimental data for drop rebound and correspond to the minimum heat flux when spray cooling.