Why James Reid Was Excluded From The 2018 Walk Of Fame

He was previously announced as one of this year's inductees.
PHOTO: Mark Jesalva

Julia Barretto, Pia Wurtzbach, Derek Ramsay, and six other celebrities are the latest recipients of Walk of Fame stars this 2018.

The induction ceremony was held on December 10 at Eastwood City Central Plaza.

The project was the brainchild of the late German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, who succumbed to cardiac arrest in January 2016.

James Reid, who was previously announced as one of this year's inductees, was eventually excluded from the list. 

It is also noticeable that Julia's love team partner, Joshua Garcia, is not part of the Walk of Fame star recipients. Same goes with James' reel-and-real life partner, Nadine Lustre.

Walk of Fame and German Moreno Foundation President Federico Moreno explained to PEP.ph and other reporters the reason for their exclusion. 

He said, "Well, in fact, for this year's inductees, we invited their love teams. Unfortunately, they can't make it.

"The board is very very strict, e. Presence is really required.

"So if you notice, Mr. James Reid is not included anymore because he had to extend his stay in Australia to attend to the needs of his father, which we fully understand.

"[For Joshua], he wasn't able to provide a schedule also.

"But what we do naman, once you are nominated, we try to nominate naman din again next year."

Federico also pointed out that a small number of celebrities were inducted this year, to make it "more intimate."

Here are some highlights of the 13th Walk of Fame event held at Eastwood City:

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