Joey de Leon, nilinaw na hindi niya pinapatamaan ang It’s Showtime

Veteran comedian Joey de Leon denied that he was taking a swipe against It’s Showtime during his reaction to the news about the alleged financial problems of Eat Bulaga.

In an Instagram post published on April 19, 2024, Joey said there was no right reason for him to criticize It’s Showtime as they’re the only remaining noontime shows in the country.

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“Matagal na naming kapitbahay ‘yon, hindi nila kami tinitira, hindi namin sila tinitira,” said Joey. “Ang pinapatungkulan namin ni Tito [Sotto] nung nagalit kami sa Eat Bulaga eh ‘yung mga social media nagpapa-post,” 

“Kaya hinamon ko [na umabot ng] 15 years kung tatagal ‘yung mga nagpo-post na ‘yon, hindi Showtime. Hoy happy anniversarry It’s Showtime ha, 15 years na nga ‘yung It’s Showtime, bakit ko hahamunin ‘yon.

“Mahal namin ang It’s Showtime dahil kasabayan namin, dalawa nalang kami wag ninyo kaming pagsabungin,” 

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It can be recalled that on April 17, Joey’s reaction to the rumors surrounding Eat Bulaga, including their alleged decreasing revenues, lowering television ratings, and also management issues.

“Naiingit lang ang mga ‘yan dahil hindi sila kasama sa Top 5 Longest Running TV Show in the World,” said Joey. “At ito muna ang hamon ko – Umabot lang kayo ng 15 years baka luluhod pa ako sa harap niyo. 15 lang ha, eh by that time baka bumiyahe na ako eh,”

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He added: “Bastusan na kasi labanan eh, bastusan na, siraan, walang kwenta, but enjoy lang tayo. Umabot muna kayo ng 45 years. Longest running top 5 (TV Show) in the World. Mainggit kayo! Wala eh ganun talaga… Kasama naman kayo dapat dun kasi Pilipinas ‘yung dala namin eh. Bakit kayo ganyan, ang sasama ng ugali niyo,”

 

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