Longtime friends Lolit Solis and Ai-Ai delas Alas expressed happiness at King of Talk Boy Abunda’s return to GMA Network 23 years after his departure in 1999.
In an Instagram post, the ever opinionated veteran talent manager Solis praised the grand welcome that the network gave the premier talk show host during his “homecoming” Thursday, December 15.
(Image: Screen-grabbed from @akosilolitsolis Instagram)
“Bongga si Boy Abunda, Salve. Kapuso na siya uli, at type ko ang binigay na welcome sa kanya sa contract signing sa GMA7. Feel mo na happy ang lahat sa pagiging Kapuso ni Boy Abunda, at feel mo rin ang trust niya sa station,” she said.
“Parang eversince naman mula ng pumasok sa hosting si Boy Abunda ang GMA7 na ang bahay niya. Isang mabait na talent si Boy Abunda na mahal ng lahat ng staff ng anuman show na gawin niya,” she said.
Solis also described how “cool” and “generous” Abunda is, especially with his staff. She also expressed excitement and curiosity for Abunda’s wardrobe on his upcoming show.
“Tiyak na isang fashion show ito at hindi kaya talbugan ng iba. Congrats kuya Boy, the long wait is over sa paghihintay na mapanuod ka uli sa TV. Abangan ko mga shirts mo, harbatin ko talaga, hah hah, ang mga signature outfit na hindi kaya talbugan ng kahit sino pa, bongga,” she said.
Ai-Ai delas Alas also had the same sentiment over Abunda’s move.
“Ama, alam mo naman ayan isa ka na ring Kapuso. Bonggang bongga, I love you Ama. Welcome to Kapuso,” she said through a video message care of GMA Network.com.
In 1994, Abunda, delas Alas, Solis and actress Gretchen Barretto hosted the GMA showbiz program “Show & Tell” in 1994.
Abunda and Solis then went on to host its spinoff show “StarTalk” in 1995 together with Kris Aquino. In 1999, he transferred to ABS-CBN.
Abunda also used to manage delas Alas.
Image: Screen grabbed from @aiaidelasalas , @akosilolisolis, @boyabunda Instagram accounts