Former Eat Bulaga hosts Pia Guanio and Sam YG reportedly refused the offer from Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) to become part of the rebranded version of Eat Bulaga.
In a report by Pep.ph, Pia and Sam refused the said offer because of work and family-related reasons.
Pia said that she wanted to prioritize her family and has no plan to return to the show after hosting it from 2003 to 2021.
Aside from her family, she already has her daily morning show on Net25.
Meanwhile, Sam who hosted Eat Bulaga from 2009 to 2016 and became popular because of his character ‘Shivaker’ also cited his daily radio show.
However, some netizens believed that Pia and Sam have other reasons why they refused to return to Eat Bulaga, including their possible respect for their former colleagues who left the show.
it can be recalled that another former host of Eat Bulaga, Michael V. reportedly refused the offer from Jalosjos-owned production company.
It’s not yet known if there are more former hosts of Eat Bulaga who received the same offer to return.
Currently, Paolo Contis, Kim Atienza, Buboy Villar, Cassy Legaspi, Marvin Legaspi, and Alexa Miro were hosting the show.