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Billy Crawford to join Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in ‘Idol Philippines’

Billy Crawford also explained why he won't return to 'It's Showtime' just yet.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

11/15/2018 4:13 PM
Billy Crawford to join Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in ‘Idol Philippines’


Billy Crawford renewed his contract with ABS-CBN, sealing a two-year deal with the Kapamilya network. 

Among the shows that fans can look forward to from Billy Crawford are the newly-formatted Sunday variety show ASAP, the first-ever edition of World of Dance, the highly-anticipated singing search Idol Philippines, and an exciting new season of Pilipinas Got Talent

"It's a two-year contract, as usual. We have ASAP. I'll be part of ASAP Ko 'To. And then we'll have World of Dance. Tapos Idol. And then, Got Talent as usual," he said during an interview with the press at the renewal of his contract with ABS-CBN. 

Asked on how he feels about working with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on Idol, he answered: "Nakakatawa din kasi nagkasabay din kami sa kabila so it's just so nice na magkakasama na ulit kami as one big family. And it's nakakaaliw lang talaga. And I'm excited to perform, I'm excited to spend time with Ate Reg, Kuya Ogs and everyone. I'm excited."

Though Billy admitted that he misses his 'It's Showtime' family, he explained why fans won't be seeing him return to the long-running noontime show just yet. 

"Namimiss ko rin naman talaga ang Showtime," he said.

Billy then continued: "Not as of the moment. 'Di po muna ako babalik. I'll definitely concentrate po muna sa iba. Tapos 'yung album ko rin I just finished after nine years. So by next year, come out na 'yung single."

Billy Crawford, who will host the all-new local version of Idol, teased that fans are in for some exciting treat as the roster of judges is "gonna be insane."

"I'm the host of Idol Philippines. I'm super excited. You have to see the panel of judges that we have. It's gonna be insane," he told PUSH.