ACTOR Keempee de Leon has revealed that he has been booted out of the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” four months ago for still unknown reasons.
De Leon, 43, broke the news on the comments section of the Instagram account of another EB co-host Paolo Ballesteros on June 29.
His comments read:
“@pochoy_29 nice pao! Anyway it was a pleasure and greatful working with you all those years. hope to see you back in eb anytime soon;
“As for me waley na… sabi nga nila… shonggal na ko sa show. Di ko alam kung bakit. Waley memo or explanation. You deserve to be there and be back. They needed you kahit di nila aminin. You good pao!!! J Good luck! God bless,” De Leon said.
Ballesteros, who plays Lola Tinidora in the kalyeserye segment of EB, has been absent from the noontime program since March after he was allegedly suspended for his rants against organizers of the Ad Summit at Subic Bay in Zambales.
When a netizen finally asked De Leon if he was still part of the EB, the actor said: “Thank you po. Si Lord na po bahala sa akin. Amen to that.”
De Leon is the son of veteran comedian Joey de Leon, one of the main hosts of EB.
Keempee, who is still single, has been working for the show since 1989. EB is the longest-running noontime variety show on TV which started in 1979.
Here are some of the reactions of the netizens on De Leon’s post.
“Kaya pala pati@kimpster888 wala na sa eb tinangal din wat happened? Malamang pati si@_samyg ganon din.tapos si@pochoy_29 hindi pa rin nakakabalik,” said @iamwiniejones.
“Di ko inexpect to. Thank you for this comment keempee. Kaya pala Di ka na rin namin nakikita,” posted @paolopochoyupload.
“Plsss balik kana sa EB masaya kasi pag tatlo kayong magulo sa kalye serye, pati si@kimpster888 tinanggal nila na walang dahilan, USO ba ngayon any tanggalan ng host ng sa EB,” asked @minanand.