Former ABS-CBN artist Luke Conde is now a talent of GMA Artist Center.
GMA Artist Center officially welcomed earlier Luke today, June 16, 2021, through its social-media accounts.
GMA-7's talent arm wrote in its Instagram caption, “LOOK: Actor, dancer, host, and singer #LukeConde is officially a Kapuso as he signs with GMA Artist Center. Welcome and congratulations #WelcomeKapusongLuke”
Luke commented, "Thank you so much Kapuso!"
He also posted the same artcard in his Instagram account.
His caption read, "I am more than happy to share that I am a Kapuso na po! Thank you sooo much @gmanetwork for this great opportunity. I will do my very best for every project that you will give me."
Luke did not forget to thank his new management for the warm welcome he received.
"Thanks much also to my new management, @artistcenter ! Sir @simounferrer , ms. @joymarcelo1115, Kuya @_robi_07 and ms. @jannavarro74! Maraming salamat po sa warm welcome and trust na binigay nyo po sa akin.
"Sana po masamahan nyo pa rin ako dito sa bagong journey ko. Ngayon po tuloy ang pag abot sa mga pangarap by God's grace! #2Gbtg!"
He is expected to appear in two Kapuso shows: Wish Ko Lang! and in an installment of the upcoming afternoon drama anthology Status Pumapag-ibig titled "Never Say Goodbye," starring Jak Roberto and Klea Pineda.
LUKE CONDE: FROM KAPAMILYA TO KAPUSO
Luke started his career in 2015 as a member of It's Showtime's boy group, Hashtags.
From there, he had acting stints in some episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya and Ipaglaban Mo.
The former Star Magic talent also co-starred in the movies No Boyfriend Since Birth (2015), That Thing Called Tanga Na (2016), and Papa Pogi (2019)—all were produced by Regal Films.
His big break in acting came in 2018 when he was cast in the afternoon series Kadenang Ginto as Jude Bartolome, the policeman brother of Carlos (Adrian Alandy).
Halfway through the series, his character was killed.
Luke continued appearing in It's Showtime until the pandemic and ABS-CBN shutdown happened in 2020.
The regular performances of Hashtags and other groups in It's Showtime ceased as only a limited number of hosts was allowed to go to the studio following safety protocols
However, Luke continued to host It's Showtime's online counterpart, Showtime Online U, until late 2020.
Luke is the second Hashtags member to sign with GMA-7.
The first was Jon Lucas, who transferred to the Kapuso network in 2019.