TV5 reportedly wanted to dominate the noontime slot by airing two of the top-rated noontime shows in the country.
In a report by Bilyonaryo, it was rumoured that the iconic trio of Eat Bulaga, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon might transfer to TV5 amid the rumoured internal issue between the officials of Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.).
It was also reported that TVJ was already talking to officials of TV5 as part of their plan to transfer to the station owned by Manny V. Pangilinan if ever that Tape Inc. founder Romeo Jalosjos failed to give their demands.
If the transfer happened, TV5 could air Eat Bulaga, and It’s Showtime back-to-back and dominate the ratings.
Bilyonaryo also reported that the greeting made by Joey de Leon to Vice Ganda was a hint that the two shows might join forces together in the future.
The said plan might become a big problem for GMA because if would be difficult for them to find a replacement to Eat Bulaga, especially to TVJ.
The Eat Bulaga issue has been disclosed after several showbiz columnists, including Cristy Fermin, revealed that there’s a power struggle happening between the executives of the noontime.
Jalosjos allegedly wanted Eat Bulaga founding producer Tony Tuviera, a close friend of TVJ, to retire.
It was reported that TVJ and other Eat Bulaga hosts might leave the show if ever Jalosjos insisted on his plans.
Tape Inc was set to release a statement on April 15 to address the rumours surrounding Eat Bulaga.