Is Kim Atienza leaving ABS-CBN? GMA teases ‘Kuya’ joining network
It appears longtime Kapamilya Kim Atienza will no longer be appearing on ABS-CBN as GMA teased a certain “Kuya” joining the network.
GMA Network told fans that “Kuya” will be coming to the network “soon,” as seen on a teaser poster on its Facebook page today, Sept. 29. The poster also shows a blurred photo of the new GMA talent gesturing finger heart.
“Paparating na si Kuya, mga Kapuso! Abangan!” it stated.
GMA did not provide further details about the unidentified personality, though eagle-eyed fans speculated the network was referring to “TV Patrol” weather anchor Atienza.
“Saw kuya kim trending and apparently lumipat na sya ng gma? Goodbye to ‘Weather-Weather Lang,'” one @_rownablue said while also wishing Atienza would “continue to grow” in GMA.
saw kuya kim trending and apparently lumipat na sya ng gma? aahhh goodbye to weather weather lang 😭😭 he was such an icon but hopefully he continue to grow in gma
— Rowna (@_rownablue) September 29, 2021
Meanwhile, @caratsalawahan also expressed sadness over the possible transfer, but believes Atienza will move to a new network “for the good.”
“He has a family to feed, but I just can’t help it. This is so heartbreaking,” the netizen added.
What hurts more than break-up? ICONS of ABS-CBN leaving the network. 😭😭 Matanglawin and Weather Weather lang is waving for farewell. I know Kuya Kim did it for the good. He has a family to feed. But I just can't help it. This is so heartbreaking 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3ZWvD0aqKV
— louv (@caratsalawahan) September 29, 2021
Aside from the teaser poster, Atienza also appeared to have alluded to the transfer through a Facebook Live video yesterday, Sept. 28.
“Transition. What does transition mean? Transition is moving from Point A to Point B. This is what I can say: the transition is real,” he said.
Atienza stressed that he could not give specific details about the “transition,” but urged viewers to watch the ABS-CBN news program “TV Patrol” on Friday, Oct. 1. He said the Friday newscast would be a “very historical day” for the show.
Atienza has appeared as a host in several ABS-CBN shows, such as the morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda,” noontime variety program “It’s Showtime” and the educational show “Matanglawin.”
He is also the resident news anchor for the “TV Patrol” segment “Weather-Weather Lang.” /ra
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