ALDEN Richards will lead Kapuso stars in welcoming 2019 with the GMA New Year Countdown on December 31. Hosting with him are Kris Bernal, Andrea Torres, Betong Sumaya, Joyce Pring and Arra San Agustin. Contributing special musical performances are Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Mark Bautista, Glaiza de Castro, Yasmien Kurdi, Katrina Halili, Rocco Nacino, Derrick Monasterio, Ken Chan, Sanya Lopez, Kyline Alcantara, Thea Tolentino, and the comedy-duo Super Tekla and Donita Nose.
“Don’t miss this very memorable last night of the year as we bid the passing year 2018 a final goodbye and welcome the coming new year 2019 with open arms,” says Alden who’s dubbed as the Pambansang Bae. “We’ve prepared many surprises for all our Kapuso viewers that will make you truly happy and optimistic for the coming of the new year. 2018 has really been good for me and here’s praying that 2019 will be a better, happier and more prosperous one for all of us. Abangan nyo dahil maraming pasabog na bagong magagandang shows ang GMA Network starting January. At ako rin, abangan nyo dahil I am making a new movie for the coming year.”
Of course, some fanatics are reacting because Alden will be hosting with Andrea Torres and perform with Julie Anne San Jose, both of whom have been romantically linked with him before. All of them have denied that they were ever in a relationship, but the possessive fantards continue to speculate all sorts of nasty fabrications. Our advice to Alden is to just ignore them and just continue to be sweet and chummy to both Andrea and Julie Anne to spite them all the more.
After all, these rambunctious fans don’t really have much of a clout. They’re just noisy but they were not even able to make Alden’s show, “Victor Magtanggol”, topple its rival. We’re sure they’ll get even more incensed by the latest rumor about their favorite Bae, that Alden is really keeping a non-showbiz girlfriend who comes from a rich and influential family. But this is a guarded secret so that the girl won’t be bashed by his fans. As someone comments: “Kapag totoo 'yan, tiyak na kukuyugin ng fans ni Alden 'yung girl kaya never nilang aaminin 'yan in public.”