Actor-comedian Smokey Manaloto, who has been doing projects with ABS-CBN since the early '90s, is set to appear in a GMA-7 program.
He will join the Kapuso prime-time series The Gift, starring Alden Richards.
GMA Network's official website released behind-the-scenes photos of Smokey's appearance in the show on December 10.
According to the report, Smokey will play Bradley, a man who has a connection with Helga (Sophie), a friend of Sep (Alden).
Bradley is expected to bring a big change to Sep's life.
The Gift is Smokey's first teleserye with GMA-7, after being part of several ABS-CBN series in the past.
Smokey was previously part of a Kapuso TV program, the noontime show SST: Salo-Salo Together, aired from 1993 to 1995.
While doing SST, Smokey was also part of an ABS-CBN TV show, the iconic sitcom Home Along Da Riles where Smokey played one of Dolphy's sons.
Since then, Smokey appeared in ABS-CBN shows such as Let's Go (2006-2007), Maging Sino Ka Man (2006-2007), Ligaw na Bulaklak (2008), Noah (2010), Green Rose (2011), 100 Days to Heaven (2011), Luv U (2012-2015), and Playhouse (2018).
In 2010, he appeared once in GMA-7's game show, Family Feud, as one of the SST barkada players.
Smokey's last TV appearance in ABS-CBN was an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya aired in September 2019.