An episode of the rebranded version of Eat Bulaga went viral on social media after one of its lucky contestants mentioned the original hosts of the show Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.
It can be recalled that TVJ resigned from TAPE Inc. on May 31, 2023, after having issues with the production company.
The owners of TAPE then made a statement, saying that Eat Bulaga will continue without TVJ.
However, it seems that TVJ was already inseparable from Eat Bulaga as one of its contestants thanked the legendary trio while receiving a prize from one of its segments, ‘G sa Gedli’.
“May tulong sa’yo ang Eat Bulaga…anong masasabi mo sa Eat Bulaga?,” the segment’s leading host Isko Moreno asked.
“Maraming maraming salamat po sa Eat Bulaga lalo na kela Tito, Vic, and Joey,” the contestant said after receiving P10,000.
Isko quickly tried to control the situation as many netizens believed that it would upset the producers of Eat Bulaga who were possibly gonna face charges from TVJ for their continued use of the noontime show title.
The former Manila City mayor asked the contestant for an assurance that he would still watch Eat Bulaga even if TVJ already left.
“Oh ‘yun. Tito, Vic, and Joey, mga nakasama natin nung araw, hinding-hindi natin malilimutan. Pero ngayon, ang bagong Eat Bulaga lagi mo ba kaming sasamahan?” Isko asked.
Fortunately, the contestant said that he would remain a fan of Eat Bulaga.
It can be recalled that TVJ was planning to claim its rights to Eat Bulaga title.