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KAPUSO fans and netizens have expressed concern that “Eat Bulaga” host Paolo Ballesteros might transfer to ABS-CBN after it was announced that the comedian is shooting a full-length movie with Anne Curtis-Smith.
For the past weeks, netizens have been speculating about the possible transfer of Ballesteros to the Kapamilya network when he posted a photo with Curtis-Smith and actor Dennis Trillo for the upcoming movie “Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?”
Curtis-Smith said on her IG post that she is excited about the movie. She posted a photo of the cast with the caption “The cast of ‘Bakit Lahat ng GWAPO May BOYFRIEND?’ Super excited to work with these 2 cuties. We start shooting next month with direk Jun Lana. I have a feeling this will be a happy set.”
“EB” fans said that they miss Ballesteros in the daily noontime show, most especially in the kalyeserye episode where he plays Lola Nidora. For still unknown reasons, Ballesteros started not to appear in the daily noontime show sometime in March.
Comic duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, other hosts of “EB,” have said that they could not tell if their friend is still coming back to the show in a recent interview. Ballesteros remains quiet about his absence in the show.
“Wag kang lilipat pls,” said graciawaban on Instagram.
Another IG follower eb_0067 commented: “Ask q lng po lilipat na po ba kayo?sana po wag kau lumipat sana masagot nyo po ito pra matigil na mga nagkakalat na lilipat na kayo.”
“Hay naku. It will be the biggest mistake you’ll ever do if you move. We really miss you, we want Lola Tidora,” posted nova1377.
“Sorry ha, i’ve been missing a lot, who’s here ba ang nkkaalam kung bkt nwala sya s EB ????? sobrang nkkmiss n eh esp lola tidora , sna wag cyang lumipat :(,” said puppylovejaye.
The comedy movie is the first appearance of Ballesteros since he went on leave from “EB” three months ago. The actor has been with the noontime show since 2001.
In March, Pep.ph reported that Ballesteros was suspended from the show for six months after he allegedly ranted against one of the writers of “EB” on Facebook
The management of the noontime show reportedly ordered the actor to remove its timeline on FB but it was alleged that he did not follow the order immediately.
“My statement is still the same. It is an internal matter and like all other internal matters, it is our company policy not to discuss it in public,” said Malou Choa-Fagar, TAPE Inc. senior vice president, in a statement issued to the entertainment portal on March 15, when asked to comment on the issue involving Ballesteros.
These days, Ballesteros is making his presence felt on social media with his make-up transformation and impersonation. Among those popular transformations were the likes of Katy Perry, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, Angelina Jolie, Mariah Carey, Caitlyn Jenner, etc.