Gary Valenciano takes a leave of absence from his stint as a judge in the weekly show Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Mr. Pure Energy confirmed this to ABS-CBN News reporter Jeff Fernando before he left the country for Papua New Guinea, where he will hold a concert for the first time.
His absence on the show may take a while since he's also doing shows in Spain and Qatar.
Gary V. will be replaced temporarily by Boy Abunda, who recently bid farewell to his Sunday talk show The Buzz.
(Read: The Buzz goes off air after almost 16 years)
The Aquino and Abunda Tonight host will join Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Jed Madela in judging the weekly celebrity impersonation contest, which debuted last March 14.
The show will run for nine more weeks until May 31.