Paolo Contis admitted that he asked Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon for their blessing after accepting the offer from Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) to become the host of Eat Bulaga.
In an interview, Paolo narrated how he sent a message to Vic Sotto thru his wife, Pauleen Luna and Joey de Leon to inform them about his decision to become one of their replacements on the noontime show.
“Nung tinanggap ko young trabaho sa ‘Eat Bulaga,’ para sa akin important na makapagpasintabi ako lalo na sa mga naging close ko,” Paolo said.
“Of course sa akin trabaho ‘yun, kailangan kong gawin. So, nagpasintabi ako kay Bossing (Vic Sotto) through Pauleen (Luna), nag-message ako kay Pauleen.” he added.
It can be recalled that Joey confirmed that some current Eat Bulaga hosts texted him.
“Actually, nag-text sa akin yung iba. ‘Oo,’ sabi ko, ‘okay lang yan,’” Joey said during the TVJ Media Day last June 21.
Paolo became one of the most popular hosts of the revamped Eat Bulaga and even used the show to respond to their critics.
However, he clarified that he’s not planning to become the next TVJ, saying that he only desires to make the televiewers happy.