Joey de Leon Denies Taking a Swipe at It’s Showtime

Veteran comedian and television host Joey de Leon denied targeting the Kapamilya noontime program, It’s Showtime.

In a video, he clarified that he and his co-hosts on Eat Bulaga are not aiming at their rival show, which has been airing for several years already.

Joey de Leon Clarifies They’re Not Targeting “It’s Showtime” on Eat Bulaga!

Joey de Leon: “Mahal namin ang Showtime”

JOEY DE LEON – The veteran TV host-comedian clarified his recent remarks about “luluhuran” (submitting to) a program once it reaches 15 years, emphasizing that they were not referring to their rival show “It’s Showtime.” His statement came after speculations arose regarding the future of Eat Bulaga!, following Tito Sotto’s announcement addressing rumors of its closure during a recent episode.

De Leon expressed that they harbor no ill will towards It’s Showtime, as they consider them allies rather than adversaries. Their frustration was aimed at certain individuals on social media who spread false rumors about Eat Bulaga!’s alleged closure.

In a video shared on social media, De Leon reiterated their respect for It’s Showtime, acknowledging their long-standing relationship and peaceful coexistence. He emphasized that their anger was directed towards those spreading misinformation on platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

“Hi good morning, Joey de Leon po. Ito’y para lang matapos yung mga usap-usapan. Ahhh, unang-una, hindi, hindi ha? Hindi namin kaaway yung Showtime. Yung Showtime, matagal na naming kapitbahay yan. Hindi kami tinitira, hindi rin namin sila tinitira,” he said.

He added: “Ang pinapatungkulan namin ni Tito nung nagalit kami sa Eat Bulaga! ay yung mga social media na nagpo-post… yung mga alam niyo na nagpoprograma. Kaya hinamon ko, 15 years, kung tatagal yung mga nagpo-post na yun. Hindi Showtime.”

Furthermore, De Leon’s clarification garnered support from various personalities within the industry, with many praising the camaraderie between the two rival shows. As Eat Bulaga! approaches its 45th anniversary, it solidifies its position as one of the longest-running television programs in history, maintaining its legacy amidst evolving media landscapes.

Meanwhile, Joey de Leon is a well-known host, comedian, actor, and writer. He is best known for his long-standing tenure as one of the hosts of the iconic Philippine noontime variety show, “Eat Bulaga!” De Leon is considered one of the pioneers of Philippine television and has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for decades.

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