Actress Kim Chiu is now officially part of ABS-CBN’s noontime show It’s Showtime after a series of appearances as a guest host.
The chinita princess was welcomed by longtime hosts Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Amy Perez, Ryan Bang, and Jhong Hilario.
“Opisyal na siyang magiging host niyo araw-araw. Let’s welcome Kim Chiu. Congratulations and thank you so much for officially being a kapatid dito sa ‘Showtime,'” said Vice Ganda.
“Thank you because you choose to stay with us and you choose to be with us. Salamat, maraming salamat.”
The actress became teary-eyed as she thanked the It’s Showtime family for the very warm welcome.
“Nakaka-fragile ‘yung salitang thank you ‘Ma. And ‘yung salitang ‘stay.’ Thank you na pinayagan niyo akong tumuntong dito at magkakasama tayo rito.”
“Thank you for welcoming me and for allowing me to be part of the program. I’m really happy that I will get to spend every day and have fun with the ‘madlang people.’ Thank you very much. Kapamilya Forever,” she added while holding back her tears.
Vhong also expressed his gratitude to Kim for joining them in giving the Madlang Pipol entertainment.
“Kim, salamat sa pagtanggap mo na maging parte ng ‘It’s Showtime.‘ Alam namin na lagi mong sinasabi na gusto mong maging co-host dito kaya lang nabibigyan ka ng soap opera na hindi mo kayang pagsabayin, pero now nandito ka na welcome na welcome ka rito.”
As the hashtag # ShowtimeCHINITAnghali became the trending topic on Twitter Philippines, loyal fans and netizens shared their support by tweeting as Kim became the new member of the It’s Showtime Family.
oh Kim Chiu regular on Showtime? yoo pls temme it doesn't mean na she'll replace @annecurtissmith right? hindi siya mag leleave dba??? Awww I really miss anne on Showtime!!!
— Hannah Victoria (@victoriahannahn) September 28, 2020
Bagay ba bagay si Kim Chiu sa It’s Showtime lalo na yung tawa nga!!! Pampa good vibes talaga 😻❤️
— Anne Margaret (@anneyeonng1) September 28, 2020
Buti naman. Sa totoo lang, kahit matining ang boses ni kim chiu e mas nakakasabay sya sa kulitan ng ibang It's Showtime hosts. Di tulad ni Mariel na parang PBB style of hosting pa din.
— S ☯️ M (@fugou) September 28, 2020
If some netizens were pleased with Kim Chiu’s new show, some believe that she is not fit to be a host of the noontime variety show.
Ako lang ba pero nakakairita si Kim Chiu mag-host sa Showtime? Wala sa timing ng hosts? #ShowtimeCHINITAnghali
— PinipigNaChoco (@PinipigNaChoco) September 28, 2020
kim chiu??? eww?? walang substance?? si kim chiu talaga? owkay might not watch showtime again,,, https://t.co/4aFyiVjAnG
— ᵐᵒʳᵗʸ (@oreochocolatee) September 28, 2020
Mali ata na nasa Showtime si Kim Chiu lol
— Veerus Bigornia (@pocketfull6) September 28, 2020