MANILA - Billy Crawford admitted that it's not easy doing the noontime program "It's Showtime" without co-hosts Vhong Navarro and Anne Curtis, both of whom are facing personal problems.
Navarro is facing several legal battles since his mauling last January, while Curtis was just discharged from the hospital after she was stung by jellyfish while taping her hit series "Dyesebel."
"Mahirap mag-continue ang isang pamilya kapag butas-butas, bungi bungi ang show. Minsan nakasalalay kung sino ang natitira. Pero sa awa naman ng Diyos naitatawid namin. Sa awa ng Diyos malakas ang dating ng mga chikiting ng 'MiniMe' ng "PoGay.' It's not just the host what makes the show, it's really the show," Crawford said.
Asked about the so-called "curse" on the hosts of "Showtime," Crawford said: "Nung una, nung sunud-sunod kaming nagkaka-problema para kaming sino ang susunod? Who's next? Ang sa akin lang I don't really believe in luck or bad luck. I just think na accidents happened. Sometimes it's not our season."
"Nag-iingat-ingat kami no matter what happens. It's life eh buhay naman ito. 'Yung nangyari kay Anne, it's accident. 'Yung kay Vice at Karylle personal experience sa kanila. 'Yung sa akin, personal din. 'Yung kay Vhong, medyo sunod sunod nga kung sa tingin mo. Siyempre magkasama kami sa show so mahahalata mo na parang 'ay may ano ang demonyo sa amin.'"
"Pero ang maganda niyan we take it positively din. Kasi parang we grow stronger as a family. Nandito kami para isa't isa, 'yun ang natutunan namin. So from all the trials na pinagdaanan namin parang there's always a good side to it," he added.
Crawford reported that he and his "Showtime" family are planning to spend the Holy Week break together.