Let’s admit it – we all fancied, or at some point, wished to be like the well-rounded and well-respected Kuya Kim Atienza. He is knowledgeable basically about anything. He is a walking encyclopedia. If you’re a loyal “It’s Showtime” viewer, we bet you’re missing him and hearing his random trivia on the show.
However, not until recently, he did not disclose the reason as to why he left the show.
In a previous interview with PUSH, Kuya Kim revealed the real reason why he chose to leave the noontime show.
“I left Showtime because I want to work on the equity that makes me strong as Kuya Kim and I’m Kuya Kim because the brand is Kuya Kim who gives trivia, Kuya Kim na pumalit kay Ernie Baron, the ‘Trivia King’ and I would like to focus on that.”
He said he left because he wanted to strengthen his own brand as someone who imparts knowledge to the Kapamilya viewers. In fact, he stressed that he was able to focus more on “TV Patrol” after he left “It’s Showtime.”
“If you noticed naman after I left Showtime my segment in TV Patrol is much stronger, I was able to put in more effort. And [with] Matanglawin I am able to travel now, nakapunta ako kay Whang Od (Kalinga tattoo artist). Ang tagal ko ng hindi nakaka-travel for Matanglawin eh. Those shows strengthened Kuya Kim as the knowledge expert and as a brand.”
He likewise revealed that he would always be ready to go back to the noontime show just in case they need him again. After all, the “It’s Showtime” cast has and will always be his family.
“Showtime is just there. It’s not naman forever kumbaga hindi naman ako nagpaalam. Anytime I’ll be needed, nandiyan lang ako. Yung Showtime kasi, si Anne and the rest, talagang ano ‘yan, they are family to me, and I still see them naman even I’m not on Showtime eh. That’s my consolation na langeven I’m not there everyday.”
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