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Bulleted brief updates about Actor Derek Ramsay

Manila : Philippines | Jan 15, 2013 at 4:34 AM PST
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  • He is a Filipino-British model, actor, host, and former VJ in the Philippines. Born on Dec. 7, 1976 in London to a British detective inspector and a Filipina head of housekeeping department in Cardogan hotel, Derek’s family settled in the Philippines and set-up a successful security firm. In 2012, he transferred to TV 5 and given the task as main host of The Amazing Race Philippines, his first show on TV 5;
  • He is building his dream house in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. He’s personally supervising its construction. It’s his dream house and wants everything to be perfect. He was one of the biggest newsmakers of 2012. His transfer from ABS-CBN to TV5 and his break-up with Angelica Panganiban, which both happened last summer, sent shock waves across showbiz . He covered the London Olympics and became the main host of the reality show franchise “The Amazing Race Philippines”. He was hailed Box Office King for his 2011 film “No Other Woman”, now his career is off to a thunderous start with the debut of “Kidlat” on TV5. He’s so proud of Kidlat. He said the whole staff of the show are working doubly hard to give them all a very good show;
  • After 5 year relationship with Angelica Panganiban, he confirmed their separation through Twitter on May 14, 2012. “Guys we truly appreciate all your concerns. Even though Angel and I are no longer together we still have the utmost respect for one another,” his post read. In a separate tweet, he said, “I'm not proud of the breakup! How I wish things were different. I can't be selfish and consider only my feelings.” He told Yahoo! OMG Philippines that they are “giving each other space” and clarified that their problem wasn’t caused by a third party. Ramsay is being linked to former “Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up” housemate Sam Pinto, and Panganiban to Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz;
  • His reaction to Angelica's Twitter confessions: Derek denied that he asked reporters to write articles against Angelica Panganiban "I do not ask any reporters to say negative things about Angel. I wouldn't do that," he said. He also said there is definitely no bad blood from his side when it comes to his past relationship with the actress;
  • He’s now dating Frisbee player Alexa Amos: He has found romance blooming in the frisbee field. Having found a common interest with his new flame, the hunk actor said "dating" may not have to be all formal and fine-dining after all, pointing to the sport as something they can bond over. It’s okay that they both go out in the field, pick up a ball around, toss a frisbee, he said;
  • He’s 'very happy' for John Lloyd, Angelica Responding to a question on whether they are officially a couple, Cruz answered that they are. Derek is happy for John Lloyd, and for Angel. Of John’s admission , he said he hoped that things really work out for them, and it’s healthy to see that they’re out in the open already;
  • He denies Alexa Amos is the “Dumaguete Girl” he was rumored with last year;
  • He equates seeing Kidlat premiere screening with winning a national competition: He explained they won by putting in all their time and effort to make a good product;
  • The drama actor turned superhero series star denies intrigues linking him to former co-actor Cristine Reyes;
  • Like a brother he tells his Kidlat co-actor Baron Geisler to stay focused after succumbing to his drinking problem and creating a commotion at the MVP ball last December;
  • Hospitalized: Derek may be working too hard to make “Kidlat” a success. Hours after the press launch, he had to be hospitalized for fatigue and had to watch the first episode of the show from his hospital bed the next day;
  • Married? Per marriage certificate discussed on June 29 on TV PATROL by Ginger Conejero, Ramsay is still legally married to a Filipino-Indian model Mary Christine Jolly. Derek’s reaction to this sensitive issue is for his lawyer to take care of the matter;
  • Major crush: Just back from London after covering the 2012 Olympics for AKTV, Derek declared:that he has interviewed American basketball player Sue Bird. “I have a major crush on her. I think we had a moment for five seconds;”
  • Daddy’s Guy: Very close to his family, Derek heads home to Tagaytay where his family is, particularly his dad. Derek Sr. “…. He is annoying, makulit, immature and childish. I love it! He is my best friend, my protector and my idol. I’m very lucky to be the son of this old fart. Happy Father’s Day, mate. Always remember I try to purposely lose to you in golf because I love you. Big wet kiss, buddy;”
  • He met an accident during a frisbee tournament Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Ramsay, along with the other members of Team Philippines, was competing in the International Frisbee Tournament when he injured his arms that required surgery;
  • He is KIDLAT in new TV5 Superhero Series. A new billboard has been added on Edsa, which features him posing as KIDLAT – a new TV5 superhero series. . According to Interaksyon, he debuted his costume in public when he “flew” using a harness over his billboard on Edsa. It was a cool site to see him perform the stunt; &
  • He was upset over ABS-CBN promo ban. He broke his silence on it's policy disallowing its talents from mentioning his name in the promotion of the latest Viva Films movie "A Secret Affair."The film is co-starred by Derek and ABS-CBN talents Anne Curtis and Andi Eigenmann. Anne recently confirmed that she is banned from mentioning the name of Derek in the promotion of their latest movie on any shows of her mother network. The actor was also edited out from the movie posters and trailer aired on the said station. Upon hearing this news, Derek said he tried to confirm it from the people whom he believes are knowledgeable on the issue. "I was not angry but it was kind of upsetting. I have to respect their decision. Nanggaling ako sa ABS-CBN and malaki ang nagawa nila para sa akin. (I came from ABS-CBN and they've done lots of good things for me). Most definitely hindi ako magiging Derek Ramsay kung wala sila," (I'll not be Derek Ramsay if not for them) he said. Many believe that ABS-CBN's ban is a consequence of Derek's transfer to TV5 earlier this year.

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