A netizen called out the alleged handpicking of contestants during the first episode of the rebranded version of Eat Bulaga.
In a Facebook post, LeoBrando Manlapaz shared his discovery on social media, saying that one of the contestants who joined one of the segments of the noontime show has been chosen already and not a random contestant.
According to him, one of the contestants, Lelet was connected to one of the hosts Buboy Villar and worked in one of the businesses of the actor.
Manlapaz even alleged that the phone being given away during the show was not really being distributed and just part of the script.
“Contestant nyo kunyari napili or talagang kasama scripted na.. Papremyo nyo di naman tunay na makukuha ng mga pipila at magtyatyga sa labas. Pinagloloko nyo mga manonood ahiiiiii.” Manlapaz said.
According to the netizen, he recognized the contestant in one of the vlogs made by Buboy.
Some netizens who also followed Buboy’s social media page also recognized the contestant.
“Yan ung nsa paresan nkita ko yan sa blog ni jelai nung nag prank kay buboy,” netizen Leear said.
“Pati yung IPhone na papremyo nila na tumatawag kunwari sa viewers pero wala namang information nung nanalo,” netizen Mark commented.
As of writing the post already reached thousands of shares online and again, Eat Bulaga received criticisms from netizens.