Willie Revillame had reportedly invited to appear on the Saturday episode of Eat Bulaga last July 1.
The news has been revealed by Cristy Fermin on her online show ‘Cristy Ferminute’, saying that the executives of TAPE Inc. attempted to negotiate with the popular television host to appear on their noontime show as their ace to match TVJ’s ‘E.A.T’.
According to Fermin, members of the Jalosjos family met with Revillame’s camp to talk about the possibility of the television host being a special guest for the first monthsary episode of Eat Bulaga.
“Ang gusto po nila, lumabas si Willie sa kanilang programa, yung di lehitimong ‘Eat Bulaga’ at tatapatan ang unang sultada ng ‘Tito, Vic, and Joey and Dabarkads’ dito po sa TV5. Gusto nila nung Sabado,” the veteran columnist stated.
However, Fermin said that Revillame refused the offer, saying that he would be more interested if TAPE Inc. would start talking about his own show, ‘Wowowin’.
Fermin said that Revillame also has a lot of respect for TVJ, and he’s not interested in competing with them anymore.
“Isa lang ang sinabi ni Willie, ‘Matindi ang respeto ko sa Tito, Vic, at Joey. Hindi ko magagawa yun.’ Ang ganda diba? ‘Pero kung ang dahilan kung bakit niyo kaharap ako ngayon ay ang Wowowin, sige pag-usapan natin.’ Yun ang sinabi niya,” she said.
It can be recalled that Revillame’s former shows ‘Wowowee’, ‘Willing Willie/Wil Time Bigtime’ and ‘Wowowillie’ became the closest rival of Eat Bulaga for the span of eight years.
However, Revillame decided to stop becoming a noontime show host and changed his timeslot to nighttime.
It’s not yet known if Revillame was interested again in returning to the noontime slot as he wanted to talk to TAPE Inc. about his upcoming show ‘Wowowin’.