Eat Bulaga host Betong Sumaya reacted to the criticisms he received since he accepted to become part of the rebranded noontime show.
In an interview with Pia Archangel, Betong said that they’re only there to make the people happy and not to replace the legendary trio, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.
According to him, while he was aware of the opinion of TVJ’s fans, he pleaded with the netizens for understanding that they were only doing their job.
“Trabaho natin na mag-entertain ng tao and this is my work. Alam namin iyong kanilang sentimyento, ang kanilang suporta sa TVJ, pero sana maintindihan nila na kailangan din namin po itong gawin bilang part po ng trabaho,” he said.
“Wala kaming hangarin na palitan sila pero ipagpapatuloy [namin] iyong kanilang nasimulan and iyon sana, bigyan din kami ng chance na makapagpasaya ng mga tao,” he added.
It can be recalled that Betong and other new hosts of Eat Bulaga had been receiving criticisms from the netizens and accused them of trying to copy the style of the original Dabarkads.