Actor Paolo Contis addressed the criticisms he received from the netizens, clarifying that he doesn’t have any ambition to replace Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon who recently left Eat Bulaga after their conflict with Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.).
In an interview with 24 Oras, Paolo said that they were ‘honored’ to be chosen to be part of Eat Bulaga, but admitted that they were pressured because of the shoes they needed to fill in.
According to him, he was only called by TAPE to host the show and he was not the one who volunteered to replace the original hosts of Eat Bulaga.
“Siyempre lilinawin lang naman natin, walang planong palitan, wala kaming chance palitan si Tito, Vic and Joey. Wala kaming chance dun. We were just called to work. To continue the show because gusto ng TAPE office na magkapagbigay ng papremyo, saya everyday.” Paolo explained.
He said that he didn’t refuse the offer made by TAPE Inc. because he really wanted to help people.
“I hope you give us a chance. Kasi at the end of the day, pinatawag kami para tumulong sa tao, para makapagpasaya ng tao. How you can say no to that?” he said.
It can be recalled that among the new hosts of Eat Bulaga, Paolo was the one who received most of the criticisms from the netizens because of the controversies he was facing, including his refusal to send child support to his children.