Actress Angel Locsin is now officially part of It's Showtime family. Angel was welcomed on the show Saturday (July 27) where her hosting ability was tested.
Hosting a noontime show is a new arena for Angel, who has already proven herself as a dramatic actress and teleserye action star. She was also successful in trying comedy via weekly show Toda Max, which has been extended for several seasons.
As a newbie in hosting, Angel wanted to observe and test herself first and for the meantime, will co-host It's Showtime every Saturday.
"Once a week muna ako. I’m glad Jun Santiago (the show’s business unit head) understands. Sabi ko sa kanya, let me test the water first, kumbaga," said Angel Locsin, who will also be busy taping for her upcoming primetime teleserye Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin with Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador. "First time kong mag-host ng isang TV program kaya please bear with me ha."
Angel's hosting debut was met with enthusiasm by fans and her "ninang dance" was a hit among netizens. She also got the chance to meet personally her kalokalike, who according to Angel was her peg in styling her hair for the episode.
When the news of Angel Locsin joining It's Showtime came out last month, there were talks saying that Eat Bulaga will also be hiring the services of Marian Rivera, who has always been pitted against the Kapamilya actress.
Will Angel's presence on It's Showtime boost the ratings of the said ABS-CBN noontime show? Lately, It's Showtime has been behind rival Eat Bulaga in the ratings game.
Just a thought: Aside from getting Angel as host, the show might also consider introducing new innovative segments, to at least bring back the interest of viewers. The ratings slipped down after the finals of Kalokalike and the impact of 'Bida Kabarkada' is yet to be felt.