Paolo Contis raised the eyebrows of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon’s fans during his closing statement of Eat Bulaga’s episode on Saturday, July 29, 2023.
The host said that while he was only a new host of Eat Bulaga he was already part of the noontime show’s 44-year journey as an audience and celebrity guest.
He believed that no individual owned Eat Bulaga.
“Ang tanong, sino ba ang nagmamay-ari ng Eat Bulaga? Ang sagot, lahat po tayo kasi sa 44 years lahat po tayo ay naging bahagi nito” Paolo said.
Paolo also responded to the people who said that they have no contribution to the success of the show.
“Hindi po maiiwasan may mga magsasabi na wala kaming ambag dahil bago lamang po kami dito, pero ang mahalaga ay lahat naman ay ginagawa namin para ipagpatuloy ang pagbibigay ng saya at tulong sa inyo,” he stated.
He insisted that they were not ‘fake’ and that his intention to help people was pure.
Some Eat Bulagah hosts couldn’t stop themselves from becoming emotional while listening to Paolo’s statement.
It can be recalled that E.A.T host Tito Sotto said that the new hosts of the longest-running noontime show had no right to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Eat Bulaga.
“Kami orig na may karapatan mag-celebrate. From TAPE people and current hosts, none of them were there 44 years ago,” said Sotto.
“Ano itatapat nila eh wala naman sila doon in the last 43 years? Feb lang pumasok mga new officers then June ito mga bagitong hosts,” he added.