News about Iza Calzado‘s big move to the Kapamilya network started December of last year (CLICK HERE for related article). But at that time, Iza’s contract with the GMA network has not ended yet, and negotiation between Iza’s manager and ABS-CBN management was still on-going. Today, however, January 24, Iza finally signed a 3-year contract with the ABS-CBN and became a certified Kapamilya.
Present at the contract signing were ABS-CBN executives including the network’s president Charo Santos-Concio, Channel Head Ms. Cory Vidanes, Head of Entertainment Ms. Linggit Tan and Busines Unit Head Direk Laurenti Dyogi.
Iza will be doing a television series, reality show and a movie in the Kapamilya network. Rumors says that the reality show that she will be doing is the Pinoy Biggest Loser Season 2, where she will replace Sharon Cuneta as host.
Among the actors that she wants to work with are Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales and Gerald Anderson. She also wants to work with actresses Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Karylle (who she had already worked with in the Kapuso) and Jodi Sta. Maria.
Her last project in the GMA7 was the noontime show Eat Bulaga with Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto, and many more. She admitted in an interview that she will miss her EB family and that it was a hard decision to make (she leaving them).
With her as the newest addition to the Kapamilya artists, she surely is preparing for a much tougher competition with the most talented actresses.