The It’s Showtime family witnesssed a heartwarming reunion as two of its former regular hosts, Billy Crawford and his wife Coleen Garcia-Crawford, made an unexpected appearance in the latest episode.
Billy, accompanied by his wife Coleen and son Amari, appeared as Vice Ganda’s guest for his “Magpasikat” performance on Thursday, Nov. 9.
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Several years after leaving "It's Showtime" as two of its regular hosts, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia appeared as guests, joining as a family with their son on Team Vice, Jackie, and Cianne's Magpasikat 2023 performance, surprising the show's avid fans.… pic.twitter.com/qvcljXyFT6
The Magpasikat segment is part of the week-long “1-4 EVER” 14th-anniversary celebration of the noontime program.
At the end Vice’s performance, together with Jackie and Cianne, the mainstay revealed that he is now on good terms with Billy.
“Lingid ho sa kaalaman niyo, okay na okay na kami ni Billy. Billy’s presence here today and the Madlang People knowing we are okay, baka mag-inspire din ‘to sa inyo na mag-heal din,” Vice said.
“It’s about time na makipag-reconcile lalo na sa mga taong mahalaga sa inyo. Kasi si Billy, he’s one very important person sa buhay ko. At the end of the day, you’re my best friend and I love you very much,” he added.
On the other hand, Billy shared that it was his father who inspired him to reconcile with Vice.
“Kababalik ko lang galing States, kakakita ko lang sa daddy ko. Hindi ko alam kung hanggang kailan ang daddy ko sa mundong ito. Pero ang bilin niya sa akin ay mag-ayos tayo,” Billy said.
“Nu’ng sinabi ng daddy ko na part of that, it’s beyond my control, it’s beyond Vice’s control din. I think lahat ng ito ay orchestrated by God,” he added.
“Lahat ng pamilya nagka-kaaway, nagkaka-labuan, but at the end of the day, in God’s time, siya na rin ang bahalang mag-ayos.”
Billy expressed his apologies to the Madlang People and his promise to be humble.
“Kaya on my end, I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry, Madlang People. I’m sorry, Kapamilya. Magpapakumbaba na po ako. Gagawin ko kasi ang lahat para sa aking pamilya,” he said.
It can be recalled that Vice and Billy had unfollowed each other on Instagram, sparking rumors of a feud between the two in November 2019.
Speculations grew after director Bobet Vidanes, resigned from the noontime show to direct its rival program on TV5, “Lunch Out Loud”, hosted by Billy.