'Showtime' director denies rift among hosts

Posted at Apr 28 2012 02:48 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2012 01:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Bobet Vidanes, director of noontime variety program "It's Showtime," on Saturday appeared on camera to disprove rumors of a growing rift among the show’s hosts.

In the same episode, Comedian-host Vice Ganda also put on record that rumblings of his alleged clash with Vidanes were products of “malicious minds.”

“Sa mga nakalipas na panahon po ay nagkakaroon ng hindi magandang mga usaping tungkol sa programang ito at tungkol sa pamilya namin na gawa-gawa at inilikha ng mga malisyosong isip, malisyosong bibig, malisyosong dila, at malisyosong kamay na sumusulat ng mga kasinungalan upang ipaalam sa mga tao at manloko,” Vice Ganda said.

“Ngayon, pag magsara tayo ng season, isasara natin ang negativivity upang magpatuloy ang positivity so programang ito.”

During his speech, Vice Ganda was surprised by the sudden appearance of Vidanes, who was wearing a shirt with a print saying “I Love Vice Ganda.” The two proceeded to hug, which promptly moved the comedian to tears.

“Tuluy-tuloy ang ‘Showtime’ dahil ito po ay hindi programa, ito po ay pamilya. Sama-sama tayong nagsimula, at sama-sama tayong magtatapos nito sa panahong itinakda ng Diyos.”

“It’s Showtime” marked its fifth season finale on Saturday (April 28).