Published : Monday, July 29, 2013
Written by : Nel Alejandrino
Nikki's old fashioned way caused of breaking-up with Billy
NAGING successful, Ian F., ang first stint ni Angel Locsin bilang cohost ng popular noontime program ng ABS-CBN na It’s Showtime.
She felt at home kaagad sa show at maging sa co-hosts ng programa.
“Parang kaagad, ipina-feel nila sa akin na Kapamilya nila ako sa It’s Showtime,” sabi pa ni Angel.
Angel was referring, of course, to the “old-timers” in the show like Anne Curtis, Karylle, Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Navarro, Teddy Corpuz at Kuya Kim (Atienza), among others.
Angel revealed to business unit head Jun Santiago, who is behind the production of It’s Showtime, that she had qualms about going onstage when it was her time to do so.
“Siguro, it helped na malapit kong kaibigan sina Anne (dahil kung ilang advocacies ang kanilang pinagsamahan) at Vhong (who, we all know, is her leading man sa kanyang rom-com series, Toda Max).
“At saka, the audience, overwhelming ang naging reaction nila nang finally lumabas nga ako in front of them,” susog pa ni Angel.
Does this mean na she will be a regular co-host na in the show.
“I told Jun, I will arrange my schedules para maging regular ako of the noontime show. Lalo pa nga at narinig kong nag-trending ang programa kahapon,” nakangiting saad pa ni Angel.
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Also a guest co-host ng It’s Showtime nu’ng Saturday was Jericho Rosales.
Echo (Jericho’s pet name) took the opportunity to announce that his first indie film, Alagwa, which he produced himself, ay iri-release ng Star Cinema in theaters nationwide.
Alagwa, which co-starred Echo with child actor Bugoy Cariño, has won awards for Echo, both as actor and producer, in international filmfests.
Echo and Angel will soon do a series together, Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin, which Rory Quintos will direct.
When Billy approached us, yes, nasa audiences kami, to greet us, we fielded the question to him kung bakit nga ba nag-break sila ni Nikki Gil.
Obvious na marami kasi talaga ang nanghihi-nayang sa kanilang relas-yon na nagtagal din naman ng nearly five years.
Billy merely smiled. Meekly, he added. “Bukas ho, malalaman n’yo.”
Billy was apparently referring to The Buzz ng ABS- CBN hosted by Boy Abunda, Toni Gonzaga and Charlene Gonzales.
Boy had earlier announced that they will touch on the breakup in The Buzz.
Samantala, may iba’t iba nang insinuations na kumakalat, kabilang na ang diniscuss sa isang broadsheet, na puwede raw na something “too personal” ang dahilan ng kanilang breakup.
According to the report, Billy, having grown up abroad at nagkaroon pa ng stint na makapag-perform at makapag-record ng ilang awitin sa Europe, is a confirmed ladies man.
In the case naman of Nikki, despite na medyo matagal na rin siya sa showbiz, ay halatang nananatiling old-fashioned, lalo na when it comes to you-know-what.
Bale daw ba, Nikki has, to date, been wearing daw (daw, ha) a promise ring given diumano to her by her mom which serves as a reminder to her na huwag isusuko ang “Bataan” hangga’t di pa sila nakakasal.
Before Billy, na-link din si Nikki kay Gab Valenciano, son nina Angeli Pangilinan at Gary Valenciano.
Kasalukuyang nasa U.S. si Gab, were he is taking up further studies in music.