MARAMI ang nagtataka sa ulat na papalitan ni Luis Manzano bilang host ng Celebrity Playtime ang original host ng show na si Billy Crawford. May mga tsismis pang lumutang na kesyo mas bagay daw kay Luis ang nasabing programa kaysa kay Billy.
Para pabulaanan ang lahat ng espekulasyon, nag-release ng statement ang ABS-CBN kung bakit papalitan ni Luis si Billy bilang host ng Celebrity Playtime.
Narito ang kabuuang pahayag ng Kapamilya Network:
“On November 14, ABS-CBN will launch its newest reality dance competition Dance Kids, which will be aired Saturdays at 6:15 PM and Sundays at 6 PM.
In line with this new program launch, Celebrity Playtime will be aired at 10:30 PM every Saturday after Your Face Sounds Familiar.
“Every Filipino family will enjoy Dance Kids and the back-to-back fun brought by the celebrity transformations in Your Face Sounds Familiar and the exciting party games in Celebrity Playtime.
“Following these programming changes, ABS-CBN and Billy Crawford’s management ALV Talent Circuit Inc. have decided for Billy to relinquish his hosting job in Celebrity Playtime to Luis Manzano. Billy would love to continue hosting the show but unfortunately, he can’t be seen in two consecutively airing programs.
“ABS-CBN thanks Billy for his dedication to Celebrity Playtime. He remains as one of the most respected hosts of the network, and his fans can still watch him in Your Face Sounds Familiar on weekends and It’s Showtime from Mondays to Saturdays.” (ADOR SALUTA)