Joel Chan (陳山聰), who took a quiet hiatus from showbiz after his highly-publicized breakup with socialite Florinda Ho (何超雲) earlier this year, will be making a comeback in January 2014.
At a company dinner held yesterday, TVB executives Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) and Virginia Lok (樂易玲) confirmed that Joel has been cast in a new TVB drama and will be returning to the studios in January 2014. Catherine Tsang also stated that management is currently planning new activities for Joel in the upcoming year.
Various reports claimed that Joel would be starring in an upcoming episode of the popular game show, Super Trio Maximus <超級無敵獎門人終極篇>, to test the waters, but Catherine Tsang denied the reports, expressing that there was no need to make such an appearance, as many TVB producers are already interested in casting Joel in their upcoming productions. “He’s a talented actor. Jobs are lining up for him already!”
Catherine Tsang further refuted the reports alleging that Joel’s show price was lowered to a significant amount. She said, “Joel always had a contract with TVB and he signed a new one [last month]. We maintained a good relationship.”
Asked if Joel had a no dating rule in his new contract, Virginia Lok laughed, “Impossible! That’s cruel!” She praised Joel that is looking very fit and is prepared for his comeback.
Joel’s good friend Derek Kok (郭政鴻) is happy that Joel is returning to TVB and said, “Joel looks like a completely different person now. He’s so fit!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.