It was in October 24, 2009 when It’s Showtime started to spread love and good vibes into our homes on its original late morning timeslot. Nine years since, the show has made us laugh with their silly banters and surprising acts, left us in tears with their kind-hearted, touching moves and left us in awe of their genuine, tight bond as a family.
The show started as “Showtime” with five hosts from the entire entertainment spectrum: actress Anne Curtis, comedian Vhong Navarro, news personality Kim Atienza, musicians Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz plus stand-up comic Vice Ganda as their permanent judge for the talent competitions. Singer Karylle and international pop sensation Billy Crawford were added as hosts in 2011.
In 2012, Showtime became It’s Showtime and their solid family got bigger and happier when the show was moved to noontime.
All the hosts of the program remained, with the erstwhile top hurado Vice Ganda, actor Jhong Hilario, promising actress Coleen Garcia and rising comedian Ryan Bang added as main hosts.
Seasoned hosts Amy Perez and Mariel Rodriguez first appeared in the show in 2015 as guest emcees. Not long after, they became regulars.
In celebration of the show’s upcoming ninth anniversary, let’s look at cute throwback pictures of our beloved It’s Showtime family.