Why Vhong, Jhong once had major fight over Judy Ann Santos


Posted at Oct 10 2019 02:25 AM | Updated as of Oct 10 2019 07:35 AM

‘It’s Showtime’ hosts Vhong Navarro (top row, second from left) and Jhong Hilario (top row, third from left) are former members of the ‘90s dance group Streetboys. ABS-CBN Lifestyle

MANILA — Here’s a little-known fact: former Streetboys members and now-“It’s Showtime” co-hosts Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario once had a falling out over actress Judy Ann Santos.

That’s according to Vice Ganda, who teased Navarro and Hilario about their past feud in the episode of the noontime program on Monday.

The topic came up when the comedian interviewed Tawag ng Tanghalan celebrity contender Lance Raymundo, with whom he co-starred in the 2008 TV series “Pieta.”

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“Pieta’s” lead star was Ryan Agoncillo, who married Santos in 2009.

“Iyon ‘yung teleserye sa hapon ni Ryan Agoncillo na napang-asawa ni Judy Ann Santos na dating niligawan niyo ni Jhong!” Vice Ganda playfully told Navarro.

“Pero pareho kayo nabasted!” he said, drawing laughs from both Hilario and Navarro.

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That wasn’t the first time Vice Ganda candidly mentioned his co-hosts’ history involving Santos. In 2016, also on “It’s Showtime,” the comedy superstar went as far as claiming that their friction affected their dance group.

“Streetboys days, nag-away sila, muntik magkawatak-watak! Nag-away kayo, muntik pa kayo magsuntukan, ang gusto pala ng babae, si Wowie de Guzman!” Vice Ganda said, referring Santos’ former onscreen and real-life partner.

Santos, who would become local showbiz’s “Teleserye Queen,” now has two three children with Agoncillo.