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LOOK: 'It's Showtime' hosts travel to Hong Kong amid show's suspension

By Camille Santiago Published Oct 20, 2023 10:22 am Updated Oct 20, 2023 10:27 am

They're back in Hong Kong!

The hosts of ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime are vacationing in the region amid their show's suspension. Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Ion Perez, Ogie Alcasid, Karylle, Teddy Corpus, Ryan Bang, and Vhong Navarro, took their followers along by documenting their trip.

Teddy posted a group photo with his co-hosts and their partners, and captioned it with: "#TheSuspenders."

Anne, on her TikTok account, also shared a video of them dancing happily to a Chinese song.

"Bonding with my showtime fam in HK!!!" she wrote in the caption.

Amy Perez, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, and Kim Chiu, unfortunately, were not able to join the trip. Kim is in the US to do work projects and to visit her friend Kris Aquino.

Fans of the noontime show expressed their support for the host, saying they deserve to take a break.

"Suspension??? NO! Vacation! You all deserve to take some time to unwind, relax at mag enjoy. Positivity in the midst of adversity!" said one fan on Anne's TikTok post.

"Deserve niyo yang bakasyon niyo pero nakakamiss narin Ang showtime kayo lang talaga Ang stress reliever ko ilang days pa kami mag hihintay Bago namin," another one said.


Bonding with my showtime fam in HK!!! ๐ŸŒน

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In 2019, the group also went to Hong Kong for a two-day vacation courtesy of Anne and Vice.

"Ang saya saya, puro kulitan, tawanan, kainan, lakad lakad dito, lakad doon," Vhong said in one of the show's episodes. “Maraming salamat Vice at Anne sa mga pasabog na panlilibre sa amin.”

"Nag bonding po kami na walang work at all," Anne said.

It's Showtime was suspended from airing on television after the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) issued a suspension order. It received multiple complaints concerning the show's July 25 episode, where hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez allegedly “acted in an indecent manner” during its "Isip Bata" segment.

"We respect the authority of MTRCB, but we humbly maintain that the program did not break any pertinent law,” ABS-CBN said. “Our heartfelt thanks to our viewers for their unwavering love and support for It's Showtime."

It's Your Lucky Day with Lucky Manzano temporarily replaced It's Showtime until its return on Oct. 28.