Billy puts Coleen on the spot: Will you say yes?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 25 2014 04:24 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2014 12:24 AM

MANILA - Coleen Garcia was put on the spot Tuesday on "It's Showtime" when co-host Billy Crawford asked if she would finally say yes to them being a couple.

Crawford, who was narrating the "Sine Mo 'To" segment of the noontime program, deviated from the script as he referred to his relationship with Garcia, whom he is courting.

"Sasagutin na kaya ako?" Crawford said, elicting cheers from the audience.

"Hindi ako titigil hangga't hindi pa ako sinasagot," he added, prompting a speechless Garcia to cover her face.

The sweet moment between the co-hosts is the latest in a series of public expressions by Crawford for Garcia. Most recently, he confirmed having Valentine's Day plans with the 21-year-old actress.

Coming off his separation from actress-singer Nikki Gil in July 2013, Crawford and Garcia had to repeatedly deny being an item, which was rumored to be the cause of the breakup.

A photo of them together in the United States later surfaced -- a matter addressed by Crawford in his "Buzz ng Bayan" interview in January.

Crawford admitted that he is courting Garcia, but emphasized that she was "definitely not part of my past relationship at all."