Philippine Television’s fastest-growing network adds yet another star to its growing roster of A-list celebrities as it welcomes one of showbiz’s most bankable leading men, Derek Ramsay. The actor-host-athlete recently signed with the Kapatid Network in the presence of TV5 President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Creative and Entertainment Production Head Perci Intalan and Derek’s manager Jojie Dingcong. “There’s so much more I’d like to do and I know that here in TV5, there are more opportunities for me to grow as a person and as an artist,” says Derek.

Derek is already proven as a dramatic lead both at the box-office and on primetime television. And now, as his first project as a Kapatid, TV5 announced that Derek will be hosting the Pinoy version of the multi-awarded reality show, “The Amazing Race Philippines.” Recognizing also that Derek is passionate about sports, he will be the Network’s ambassador to the 2012 Olympics to be held in London which is being covered by AKTV on IBC Channel 13, the official free TV broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics.

“We are very happy that Derek has decided to accept our offer. TV5 has big plans for Derek as we gear up our programming for the balance of the year. He is perfect as host of The Amazing Race Philippines because we all know how action-packed that reality show is,” according to Atty. Espinosa. The Amazing Race has won the prestigious Emmy Award for Best Reality Show eight times in the nine years since the American Academy of Arts and Sciences created the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award in 2003.

With AKTV on IBC-13, TV5’s sports channel, as the official free TV broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics, Derek will be the face of the network’s comprehensive coverage of the much awaited international sports event that draws thousands of athletes from all over the globe.

“It is good to be part of a Network that really understands who I am and what I can do, and I’m excited and looking forward to working with TV5,” adds Derek.