Vice Ganda felt emotional as It’s Showtime temporarily goes on a break amid the implementation of community quarantine in Metro Manila.
ABS-CBN previously temporarily postponed the staging of live entertainment shows and filming of teleseryes as the month-long “community quarantine” takes effect in the metro.
In the “Piling Lucky” segment of the noontime variety show aired on Saturday, Teddy Corpuz and other It’s Showtime hosts wondered why Vice Ganda was wearing house slippers.
“Kasi nga I will miss this studio because this is my house. Hindi ako aalis dito,” explained Vice Ganda.
He then admitted being emotional as the show is going to take a month-long break.
“Hoy ano ba, nakakaloka kayo, kagabi pa ako nag-e-emote. Kasi last live na natin ‘to diba, (tapos) isang buwang hindi tayo magkikita-kita,” he said.
The comedian-host also expressed how he is going to miss everyone in the studio as they will not be seeing each other in the meantime.
“Sabi ko ano ba ‘yun 10 years, parang araw-araw. Humihinto lang tayo pag may sakit, humihinto lang tayo (kapag) bakasyon, pero yung one month hindi ko kayo makikita. Nalungkot ako kagabi, na-sad ako.”
He also called on for prayers as the country combats the coronavirus outbreak.
“Sana umayos na agad lahat para hindi umabot ng one month no, magdasal po tayo.”
It’s Showtime earlier banned live studio audience as a safety precaution to the ongoing health crisis, while hosts also observed social distancing.
The noontime show celebrated its 10th anniversary last October 2019.