Buboy Villar admitted that he knew the contestant who played in one of Eat Bulaga’s segments and got recognized by the netizens.
It can be recalled that the ‘revamped’ Eat Bulaga received criticisms on its first day after a netizen recognized that one of the audiences who was given a chance to play in one of the noontime show’s segments, “Ikaw Ang Pinaka” was working with Buboy.
“Contestant nyo kunyari napili or talagang kasama scripted na.. Papremyo nyo di naman tunay na makukuha ng mga pipila at magtyatyga sa labas. Pinagloloko nyo mga manonood ahiiiiii.” netizen LeoBrando Manlapaz said.
“Si Letlet ay tauhan ni Buboy sa kanyang paresan,” he added.
However, while Buboy admitted that he knew Letlet, he didn’t realize that the latter would become one of the live audiences of the show.
“Lahat naman po pwedeng manalo, pero hindi ko alam na manonood siya.” Buboy said.
According to him, the only scripted was their game, but not the picking of contestants.
“Well, talagang nasa script po ‘yung laro namin kasi siyempre mahirap naman po ata ‘to hindi naman po ito birthday lang na parang magsabi kami ng, ‘Bring me,’ ‘yun na po agad ‘yung laro namin,” he explained.
“So aral po ‘yung mga laro namin dito pero pagdating na po sa mga contestant ay hindi na po namin alam ‘yun,” he added.
Buboy also humbled himself and just accepted the criticisms being thrown against him by the netizens.
Eat Bulaga co-host Paolo Contis also defended Buboy, calling the incident an ‘honest mistake’.
“The only mistake I guess was that Buboy did not mention it on air na kilala niya ‘yung tao,” Paolo said.