KAPUSO star Richard Gutierrez is happy and inspired this coming Valentine season.

In a television interview with Richard, he said he is happy with the progress of his career right now especially that he will be doing “Captain Barbel” in GMA network.

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The actor also said that he is interested to host the third season of the “Survivor Philippines.”

Paolo Bediones vacated the hosting position after he signed an exclusive talent contract with the third leading station, TV5 late last year.

News also circulated that Richard's ex-girlfriend Georgina Wilson was offered to do “Captain Barbel.”

"They're offering (it to) her. They're giving her the chance to do Captain Barbel but Georgina is not sure yet. She's having second thoughts," he said.

When asked about the closeness seen between the two of them, Richard said that they don't have any ill feelings toward each other.

"Between me and George? I'm very happy with our situation because we have no ill feelings against each other and we're very happy as friends and we can be open about anything, we can talk about everything," he said.

When Sun.Star interviewed Georgina during the MTV shoot of Christian Bautista's "Beautiful Girl," the model said that they parted ways because of their long-distance affair.

"We broke up because I don't live here, I was never here and it was difficult. If you’re long distanced its difficult because you leave each other all the time and it’s difficult to have a shared life together. Physical proximity is very important," she said.

Georgina added: "Richard's a very good friend. He's always busy and whenever he's not, we do see each other. He'll always stay in na special place. I'll always love him and I will always love his family."

On Richard's part, he considers Georgina as one of his closest friends. "I know Georgina is there for me and I'm there for her."

The actor also said that he is not yet ready to open his heart to public. Though he added that he is inspired right now.

"I can say that I have an inspiration right now. With our work, it is very difficult and you will face a lot of trials so one really needs to have an inspiration," Richard said.

The Kapuso leading man is also set to do a movie with Claudine Baretto this year.

"She's one of the finest actresses today and I'm very honored to be working with her," Richard said. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)