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Billy Crawford speaks up on why he left ‘It’s Showtime’

Billy Crawford chose to focus on his married life and in his music.



10/05/2018 02:14 PM
Billy Crawford speaks up on why he left ‘It’s Showtime’
Photo credit: @billycrawford on IG


On Magandang Buhay’s episode today, October 5, former It’s Showtime host Billy Crawford explained why he left the noontime show. According to the actor and singer, he chose to focus on being a husband to ex-Showtime host Coleen Garcia, and on creating new music for his upcoming album.


"Well, right before the wedding kasi medyo naging busy talaga. 'Yun nga one of the reasons na nag-leave muna ako sa 'Showtime.’ Para I can concentrate with Coleen, my marriage, the wedding planning. After the wedding nagpagawa naman ng bahay. So instead naman na magpaasa pa ako na 'Oo, babalik ako, babalik ako,' I just took time off na lang," said Billy while holding Coleen’s hands during the interview.


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The 36-year-old actor-singer also announced his upcoming album, which according to him, took nine years to finish. “And it gave me time to concentrate and to focus on myself, my marriage, also my passion din 'yung music ko. So finally after nine years, natapos ko na ang album ko.”

It's part of my life, my music. It's part of my passion. So hindi ko puwedeng madaliin at hindi ko puwedeng basta-basta gawin lang din. And 'yung inspiration din coming from Coleen is there. Lahat it's all part of the plan," Billy added.

His wife Coleen also defended Billy’s decisions to choose their family over his career. She said they both dream of having a good family. “May mga tao kasi na kaya. Passion talaga nila to grind everyday. Pero ito kasi si Billy, at this point in his life at 36 years old, he wants to slow down and he wants to focus on family.

Buong buhay niya he didn't get to focus on family. Ako hiwalay ang parents ko. So pareho kami na 'yung gusto sa buhay, 'yun talaga ang priority namin is to have a good family life. 'Yun ang pangarap namin," Coleen added.


Billy Crawford is set to release his new album Work In Progress soon. He mentioned that one of his singles titled “Filipina Girl” is a collaboration with James Reid.