Kapamilya game show Celebrity Playtime gets a new host in Luis Manzano as it moves to a late evening time slot beginning this Saturday, November 14. The top-rating show will air after Your Face Sounds Familiar at 10:30pm. Taking its former early evening time slot is Dance Kids, a new show which will be hosted by Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga.
According to an official statement released by Kane Ochoa, head of ABS-CBN's Integrated Corporate Communications, the network, Billy Crawford and his management, ALV Talents Circuit, mutually decided to relinquish the hosting chores in Celebrity Playtime to Manzano as it is a network policy that artists can’t be seen in two consecutively airing programs. Crawford is the host of the hit impersonation reality show, Your Face Sounds Familiar, which is currently on its second season. Read the full ABS-CBN statement below:
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.
Celebrity Playtime is the 3rd original concept game show of the Kapamilya network after Pilipinas, Game KNB? and Panahon Ko 'to!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko. The show involves 2 teams comprised of 4 celebrities each who play various parlor games to earn points. The team with more points will win cash and a chance to win more prizes in the jackpot round.