Billy Crawford leaves 'Celebrity Playtime'
MANILA, Philippines – Singer Billy Crawford will no longer host Celebrity Playtime as it moves to a new time slot beginning Saturday, November 14.
In a statement, Kane Ochoa, head of ABS-CBN's Integrated Corporate Communications said that the decision was both made by Billy's management ALV Talents Circuit and the station.
Luis Manzano will take over the hosting duties.
Here is ABS-CBN's full statement.
"On November 14, ABS-CBN will launch its newest reality dance competition Dance Kids, which will be aired Saturdays at 6:15 PM and Sundays at 6 pm
"In line with this new program launch, Celebrity Playtime will be aired at 10:30pm every Saturday after Your Face Sounds Familiar.
"Every Filipino family will enjoy Dance Kids and the back-to-back fun brought by the celebrity transformations in Your Face Sounds Familiar and the exciting party games in Celebrity Playtime.
"Following these programming changes, ABS-CBN and Billy Crawford’s management ALV Talent Circuit Inc. have decided for Billy to relinquish his hosting job in Celebrity Playtime to Luis Manzano. Billy would love to continue hosting the show but unfortunately, he can’t be seen in two consecutively airing programs.
"ABS-CBN thanks Billy for his dedication to Celebrity Playtime. He remains as one of the most respected hosts of the network, and his fans can still watch him in Your Face Sounds Familiar on weekends and It’s Showtime from Mondays to Saturdays."
Dance Kids, which will be hosted by Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga will air starting November 14. – Rappler.com