Talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz talked about the offer allegedly made by Willie Revillame to the executives of TAPE Inc.
In his online show, Ogie said that Willie offered TAPE Inc. a noontime slot sharing between ‘Wowowin’ and ‘Eat Bulaga’.
It means that Willie allegedly wanted TAPE Inc. to give him 60 to 90 minutes to air his show.
However, Ogie stated that TAPE Inc. refused the offer, saying that the rebranded Eat Bulaga was already doing good.
According to him, Willie was facing difficulties in his planned comeback on television because of the few timeslots available on every network.
“Kung sa TAPE Inc. naman, tinanggihan na nila si Willie, si Willie Revillame ‘yung may offer sheet sa kanila na tinanggihan ng TAPE kasi buo na nga ang kanilang Eat Bulaga,” said Ogie.
“Kumbaga nakikipaghatian pa si Willie ng timeslot doon sa two hours and thirty minutes na blocktime ng TAPE,” he added.
The talent manager also talked about the different versions being circulated about Willie’s meeting with TAPE.
“Kaya nakakalito ang kwento. Kay ate Cristy [Fermin], ang kwento niya, or ng source ni ate Cristy, tinanggihan ni Willie. Dito naman sa kabila, ang sabi , eh tinanggihan si Willie sa offer ni Willie na mag-combine ang Eat Bulaga at ang Wowowin,” he said.
Ogie also said that there are not enough public sentiments calling for Willie’s return to television, a sign that the star of the television host has faded already.
As of writing, Willie has yet to give any statement about his plan to return as a tv host.