Vice Ganda remains as one of the original hosts of “It’s Showtime,” but did you know that he almost left the show a few years back?
During the press conference for the noontime variety show’s tenth anniversary last Monday, September 30, the unkabogable star admitted that he almost left "It's Showtime" back in 2010.
“After the first season or after the first year, nagpaalam na ako. I felt so tired. Feeling ko talaga, naubos ako kasi hindi ako sanay sa showbiz. Parang nabigla ako sa bilis nang pagbabago sa buhay ko na hindi ko nasabayan,” he said.
The comedian continued, “Pagod na pagod talaga ako. Tapos feeling ko hindi ako nakakatawa, feeling ko wala na akong maisip na mapapatawa pa. Parang lahat ata ng jokes, naubos ko noong year na 'yun. Kaya sabi ko hindi na po ako magiging effective kasi ubos na ako. Tapos feeling ko talaga hindi na ako nakakatawa.”
According to Vice, he spoke to the ABS-CBN management about leaving, but top executives refused to accept his resignation and instead, allowed him to take a hiatus from the show.
After going on a tour abroad during his break, that’s when Vice realized that he missed his newfound family, particularly his fellow host Anne Curtis. It was this sentiment that made him want to come back to the show.
“Na-miss ko ang 'Showtime.' Na-miss ko si Anne. Noong umiyak ako, sabi ko, nasanay na ako na nakikita ko na si Anne Curtis, parang ayoko nang hindi ko kasama si Anne Curtis. Si Anne ang malaking rason noon kung bakit ko gusto bumalik ng 'Showtime,’” he added.
Now that the show is celebrating its first decade on air, Vice pointed out how important “It’s Showtime” is for him, saying that he could never live a life without it.
“Ngayon talaga, nasa punto ako na hindi ko kayang mawala sa 'Showtime' at hindi ko kayang mawala ang 'Showtime' sa buhay ko, ikamamatay ko. Nakuha ko na 'yung halaga niya sa buhay ko,” he ended.
Vice will be topbilling Star Cinema’s official entry to the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival in December, alongside Anne, Tony Labrusca, and Dimples Romana.
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