Kiray Celis is confirmed to be transferring to GMA-7.
The former child star, a talent of ABS-CBN since 1999, will be joining the upcoming Kapuso drama series titled Luv U 2.
Jennylyn Mercado and Gabby Concepcion are the lead stars of Luv U 2.
A story conference was held last Friday, December 14.
Kiray's attendance during the storycon of the upcoming GMA-7 show confirms previous reports that she is now a Kapuso talent.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) reported through its Cabinet Files column that Kiray is confirmed to be transferring to GMA-7. For the past 19 year, Kiray has been with ABS-CBN and its talent arm, Star Magic.
Kiray's mother, Meriam Celis, also divulged that Kiray will have Jennylyn and Gabby as co-stars for her first Kapuso project.
Among Kiray's notable projects in ABS-CBN were: Kampanerang Kuba (2005), Mara Clara (2010), Growing Up (2011), and Luv U (2012-2016).
In 2015, she also did a project with TV5 titled #ParangNormal Activity.
Kiray's last project with ABS-CBN was the daytime series Sana Dalawa Ang Puso.
JENNYLYN AND GABBY'S FIRST TEAM-UP
The story conference of Luv U 2 revealed details about Jennylyn and Gabby's first teleserye.
Shaira Diaz and Sheena Halili are some of the Kapuso artists featured in this new show.
Luv U 2 serves as a reunion project for StarStruck 1 graduates Jennylyn and Sheena, who previously worked with each other in the 2013 fantasy series, Indio.
This is also Shaira's second regular teleserye after transferring to GMA-7 from TV5. She was part of the recently-concluded series, Pamilya Roces.
Luv U 2 is Gabby's follow-up project after the success of his afternoon drama series, Ika-6 Na Utos.
Through his Instagram post, Gabby shared his excitement over his latest Kapuso project.
He wrote in the caption, "For the 1st time on GMA PRIMETIME. A new Romantic Comedy Teleserye with @mercadojenny and the cast. Supported by the Network, a team of brilliant and intellectual writers, director, prod.staff and crew. Abangan sa 2019."
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For the 1st time on GMA PRIMETIME. A new Romantic Comedy Teleserye with @mercadojenny and the cast. Supported by the Network, a team of brilliant and intellectual writers, director, prod.staff and crew. Abangan sa 2019. #gabjen #gmanetwork #gma7 #teamspyderph #boardwalkph #aquabest #kingsherbal
Shaira also expressed her happiness by writing: "UNEXPECTED!! sobrang saya, excited, naiiyak at kinikilig ako!! Excited na akong makatrabaho sila. Thank you so much Lord for all the blessings!! Thank you so much @gmanetwork !! SOON on GMA!"
Luv U 2 will be directed by Irene Villamor.
Her recent works include the films Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (2018), Meet Me In St. Gallen (2018), and the Alden Richards-Maine Mendoza teleserye Destined To Be Yours (2017).