Comedian Allan K revealed in an interview with Julius Babao that Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) originally wanted him to stay in Eat Bulaga with Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Maine Mendoza.
In the interview, Allan said they were offered to double their talent fee if they decided to stay on Eat Bulaga and not resign with Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.
He was also informed during the meeting that all other Eat Bulaga hosts were bound to be removed.
It can be recalled that rumors about Allan, Jose, and Wally becoming hosts of rebranded Eat Bulaga circulated on social media.
But it was proven to be false when they resigned together with TVJ on May 31, 2023.
“Ang ire-retain lang ay sila Jose, Wally Allan,” the comedian said. “Mineeting kaming tatlo, we were offered this much, sabi namin ‘hindi naman ganoon kadaling mag desisyon, could you give us time?'”
Allan then informed the Dabarkads about the meeting, and he said that all of them were disappointed that they were being planned to be removed from the show.
“Nung pangalawang meeting, si Maine kasama na siya doon sa double the price,” he added.
The comedian described the internal issue on Eat Bulaga as confusing.
He also witnessed how the executives of TAPE demoted Tony Tuviera to lessen his influence on handling Eat Bulaga.
Allan also said that it’s only rare for them to see the members of the Jalosjos family who owns TAPE.
The ‘Pambansang Ilong ng Pilipinas’ also admitted that he was not aware of the talent fee he would receive from their new show on TV5.