Comedian Jose Manalo revealed that rebranded Eat Bulaga host Buboy Villar called him after the latter accepted the offer to become one of the replacements for the resigned Dabarkads.
In an interview, Jose said that Buboy ‘apologized’ to him while crying after he decided to accept the offer.
“Si Buboy, the night before ng live ay tumawag sa akin. Umiiyak talaga.” said Jose. “‘Kuya Jose, sorry,”
However, Jose said that he understood the decision made by Buboy, saying that the latter also needed projects.
He also urged the netizens to respect the new hosts of Eat Bulaga.
“May sarili silangidea, may sarili silang atake so respetuhin na lang natin ‘yon. Syempre iba ‘yung atake namin sa atake nila, so hindi pwedeng magkapareho halos talaga,” he said.
Jose reminded everyone that he started from scratch, so he understood how difficult for Buboy to receive criticism.
“Nanggaling din naman ako sa gano’n e. Nag-umpisa rin ako, so ‘wag natin idiin ‘yung mga taong nag-uumpisa,” he said.
It can be recalled that most of the new hosts of Eat Bulaga received criticisms from netizens who were expressing support for the original Dabarkads.
Some of them pointed out that the current Eat Bulaga was very different from the original.