|KC Concepcion with Blake's Jules Knight. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Although she agreed to go out on a dinner date with British singer Jules Knight of the vocal group Blake, actress-singer KC Concepcion stressed that she's not yet ready for a new romantic relationship.
“Sa ngayon po kasi siyempre hindi ko pa po naiisip ‘yan. Noong nangyari ‘yung last year, natakot na talaga akong mag-entertain ng mga tao from showbiz, yung public din ang buhay," Concepcion said in an interview with "The Buzz" on Sunday, referring to her breakup with actor Piolo Pascual late last year.
"I told him (Knight), I want to have fun, I want to have a good time and I’ve been through a lot to think of getting into a serious relationship again, but we’ll see,” she added.
Concepcion went out with Knight on March 27 after he asked her live on television to have dinner with him.
The actress admitted that she was caught by surprise when Knight knelt before her to invite her for dinner during the live telecast of "ASAP" on March 25.
"Hindi ko alam kung ano ang gagawin ko. Kasi first time ko na niluhuran ng lalaki. I mean hindi naman siya serious pero first time talaga na parang ‘Ano ang ginagawa mo diyan?’ Parang gusto ko siyang alalayang tumayo," she said.
"Sabi ko bilang Pilipina rin -- kasi syempre they’re visitors din sa bansa -- ayoko lang isipin nila na snob tayo. Talagang I made sure we would have dinner. Inikot ko siya sa neighborhood ko sa Fort (Bonifacio Global City), tapos tinuturuan ko siya ng konting Tagalog, nag-usap lang kami, nag-dinner kami,” she said of her date.
In a separate interview, Knight said he had a great time with Sharon Cuneta's daughter.
“It was great. We went to a restaurant, we had dinner. We actually met KC the first time we were here in the Philippines and we got along very well with her, she’s really a great girl,” he said.
“She’s got a wonderful personality, she's also very beautiful and when we met her, we didn’t know that she was so famous. We didn’t know that she was also a national treasure... and very well loved and I can see why she's a beautiful girl,” the British singer added.
According to Knight, he and his groupmates at Blake met Concepcion at a club six months ago.
“We went to a club called The Establishment and Anton San Diego, who’s our manager and a good friend of ours, introduced us to KC and a few other people. So, then we got to see her a little bit. This time around, I don’t know maybe we could renew our friendship next time we’re here,” Knight said.
Currently, Knight and the rest of Blake are back in London, but before leaving Manila, the bachelor singer said he hopes to spend time again with Concepcion when they return to the country this July to record a Christmas album.
“I live in London so it’s logistically not the easiest thing. If I live in Manila definitely, but we’ll see. We’re going to come back here hopefully in July for a few weeks and be back throughout the year so if she’d do me the honor to have dinner with me again, it would be good,” Knight said.
Concepcion tweeted Knight to thank him.
"Thank you for your kind words on "The Buzz" today," she told Knight via Twitter. "Enjoy London! You got enough tropical sun to carry you through the season!"