Host-comedian Vice Ganda returned on It’s Showtime on Saturday after taking a temporary leave from the noontime program due to health reasons.
He opened the program with his performance of the pop hit “Bang Bang” –a joint single from Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
“Sobra ko kayong na-miss lahat, mga kapatid ko sa ‘It’s Showtime,’ mga madlang people. Nakakainggit pag nanunuod ako sa inyo. Maraming salamat talaga at pinayagan ninyo akong makapagpahinga ng sandali, he said shortly after his number.
Vice Ganda was welcomed by his co-hosts. Billy Crawford said: “Isa sa atin ang mawala, ‘yung parang pilay kami, pilay ‘yung lamesa. Hindi kami makatayo ng maayos….It’s definitely a pleasure to have you back here again.”
Vice Ganda replied: “Alam niyo napatunayan ko nung wala ako, itong ‘It’s Showtime,’ mabubuhay ito ng wala ako. Pero na-realize ko na hindi pala ako mabubuhay ng wala ang ‘It’s Showtime.”
Vice Ganda will be taking a short leave again on January to undergo an operation to remove a polyp in his throat.