Sharon Cuneta is new coach in 'The Voice Kids' PH

MANILA, Philippines – It's official. Megastar Sharon Cuneta is the new coach for the upcoming season of The Voice Kids.

Sharon confirmed the news in an interview with ABS-CBN, Monday, May 2.

"One of the first surprises for you is [that] I will be part of The Voice Kids with – of course – Bamboo and Ms. Lea Salonga, and I can't wait to be with them and to be with the kids and to be with you every week," she said.

Sharon posted a photo of the Voice Kids set on her Instagram account.

Sharon also said that she has taken some time off Facebook as she has been "working on [herself]." 

"To all my supporters and fans, my Sharonians whom I love very much, alam kong ang tagal kong nawala sa Facebook, 'di ba? (I know I was inactive in Facebook right?)" she wrote.

Sadya po yun (It was really on purpose). I have been hibernating. I've been in hiding because I have been working on myself para i-surprise kayo."

She added, "Hindi pa ako tapos (I'm not yet finished) but I have lost quite a lot of weight, preparing for something really big."

Sharon is replacing singer Sarah Geronimo who announced that she will not return this season to concentrate on other projects such as ASAP and concerts. 

She is currently helping husband Kiko Pangilinan's campaign for the senate and was last seen as a judge in Your Face Sounds Sounds Familiar. –