Eat Bulaga airs live again with new set of ‘Dabarkads’


Eat Bulaga went live anew on Monday, June 5, with a new set of hosts.

The noontime show introduced Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, Buboy Villar, Alexa Miro, and twins Mavy and Cassy Legaspi as the replacements for Tito, Vic and Joey and company who recently cut ties with the producer TAPE Inc.

The show started with hosts doing their own opening numbers showcasing their talents to the live audience. 

The four-member local girl group ‘XOXO’ and Kokoy de Santos also joined as guest performers.

“Dabarkads, tara na! ‘Eat Bulaga’ na! Dabarkads, kayo ang dahilan kung bakit tuloy-tuloy ang saya,” Paolo said as they ended their intermission numbers.

Earlier, Alexa teased fans with an Instagram story showing the microphones with the nametags of the new EB hosts. 

One of the rumored hosts “Kuya” Kim Atienza, was not able to join EB due to conflicts in his schedules with another program “TiktoClock”, according to his talent manager Noel Ferrer. 

Last Wednesday, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey De Leon, also known as ‘TVJ’, announced their departure from the ‘longest-running noontime show’ due to a conflict with its producer TAPE Inc. Other hosts followed suit a day after.

TAPE Inc., responded to their departure with an official statement saying, “Ang pagalis ng host ay hindi dahilan para tumigil ang ikot ng mundo,” and that their exit was “unfortunate, but life must go on.”

Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca
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