During the Tawag ng Tanghalan segment of It’s Showtime earlier today, June 4, Jhong Hilario surprised the hosts with his return to the show. He introduced himself as a contestant named Friedrich Palacol, wearing a full disguise so that they would not recognize him.
He sang “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko” along with the other contestants. However, the hosts and judges started suspecting that one of the contestants wasn’t singing in tune with the others.
Slowly, Jhong removed his disguise and surprised his co-hosts. Vice Ganda couldn’t help but be emotional to see Jhong back in the studio.
As the song ended, the whole cast was in tears as they went on stage.
“Sobra akong nabigla ang saya saya ko,” Vice said.
“I was so surprised, prinoproseso ko lang nararamdaman ko and I used to avoid hearing that song di ko alam na I would love to hear that song again,” he added.
Jhong was then asked by Vhong Navarro if he would be coming back for good to the show. The dancer-actor gave a reply similar to what Anne Curtis gave when asked the same question which made the whole cast laugh.
“Baby steps katulad ni Anne,” he joked.
On a more serious note, Jhong answered that he will be coming back right after he takes his oath. He won his re-election bid for the Councilor position in Makati City in the recent elections.
Vice still couldn’t help but be amazed that the original line up of the noontime show and the current hosts are finally together. He became very emotional and thanked the Lord that his prayers were finally answered.
“The best is when we are complete when we are together,” he added.
While emotions were still high, Jhong jokingly asked Vice if he could come along on the comedian’s US tour. Vice simply hinted that there could be a possibility of a US tour for the whole It’s Showtime cast.
“Gagawa tayo ng Showtime tour lahat ng Showtime hosts pati dalawang staff. Happy ako for the Madlang Pipol,” he said.
Last May 28, Anne Curtis made her return after a more than two-year hiatus from the show.