Former Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon admitted that he already watched the rebranded version of Eat Bulaga.
In an interview with Julius Babao, Joey even said that he was watching their rival show ‘It’s Showtime’ before, so it was impossible for him not to watch their former show.
He clarified that he’s doesn’t have any negative comments about the show that currently hosted by Paolo Contis, Isko Moreno, Buboy Villar, and others.
“Oo sumilip ako siyempre… “Sinungaling ko namang kung sabihin kong hindi ko nasilip. Nasilip ko, sanay akong manood ng Showtime, lahat. ng TV. Wala akong masamang komentaryo. Nagtatrabaho ‘yung mga tao.” Joey said.
However, he was surprised by the criticisms being received by the new show.
“‘Yun nga lang siyempre, hindi ko akalain yung puna ng iba ang daming… ‘Yung nauso yung social media, lahat ang daming nagkokomentaryo ‘di ba? Labas na ako ‘dun,” he stated.
He also talked about the trademark issue of Eat Bulaga that TVJ and TAPE Inc. both claimed, saying that the judgment of who was the rightful owner of the brand was already near.
Joey believed that he was the rightful owner of Eat Bulaga title even if he passed away.
“Nasa batas ‘yan Jules.. Nakasulat e, kung sino ang nakaisip sa kanya yan,” he insisted.
It was reported that Joey already filed entertainment services rights for Eat Bulaga.