Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) chief financial officer Bullet Jalosjos said that he tried to comfort the new hosts of their rebranded version of Eat Bulaga after they received a tremendous amount of criticism on social media.
It can be recalled that Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, Buboy Villar, Alexa Miro, Cassy Legaspi, and Mavy Legaspi replaced the original hosts of Eat Bulaga, and received accusations that they’re trying to rival the original Dabarkads, including Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.
However, Jalosjos told their new talents that they were not meant to replace TVJ.
“Even yung mga talents na tinatawagan—takot. We have to convince them that ‘You’re not trying to fill any shoe… You have to understand it’s the show,” said Jalosjos. “Malinaw daw niyang sinabi sa bagong hosts: “We don’t want you to replace…to be a Tito, Vic and Joey. Kasi Tito, Vic and Joey na yan.”
“You’re just here to ensure na makapagbigay kami ng saya, mapagpatuloy namin yung duty namin as a show to entertain every Filipino at a certain time of the day.” he added.
It can be recalled that even Paolo already made several statements to made it clear that they’re not trying to be the next TVJ.
“S’yempre lilinawin lang naman natin, walang planong palitan, wala kaming chance palitan si Tito, Vic and Joey. Wala kaming chance dun,” he said.
“We were just called to work, to continue the show because ang gusto ng TAPE office na makapagbigay ng papremyo every day.” he added.