Billy Crawford to leave 'Showtime'

Posted at 12/09/2011 10:03 PM | Updated as of 12/10/2011 6:06 PM
Television host Billy Crawford. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Television host Billy Crawford said he is set to temporarily leave ABS-CBN talent reality program “Showtime,” where he is one of the hosts, early next year.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Crawford finally confirmed that he will be flying out of the country on January 26 to do shows in France and Europe, where he had a successful career as a teenage pop star.

When he was asked how long he will be away from the Philippines for this project, he replied, “It’s four months.”

According to Crawford, he considers this undertaking to revive his international career as a part of his development as an artist.

“I will be trying to make my moves again,” he said.

Crawford also said he hopes this could open new windows of opportunity for him.

“Kung may bintana man doon na bukas, why not try again?”

Crawford stayed in France for 6 years before he went back to Manila to work with ABS-CBN.

He became known around Europe and Asia with hit songs such as "Trackin'," "When You Think About Me", "Never My Love", "Steamy Nights" and "Bright Lights." – Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News