- Make-up transformation guru, actor, and host Paolo Ballesteros has disappeared from television after he was subjected to disciplinary action from the show's producers after posting his tirade on Facebook
- He has resumed his hosting duties in 'Eat Bulaga' on Monday, appearing in the show's 'Juan for All, All for Juan' segment
- Ballesteros danced with his co-hosts dressed in an all-black outfit topped with a denim jacket
After a six-month absence, actor/host Paolo Ballesteros reappeared in GMA's noontime variety show 'Eat Bulaga' (EB).
(photo credit: Eat Bulaga's Facebook page)
It has been known that he has been suspended by the show's producers, TAPE Inc., after posting a work-related diatribe on his Facebook account. He was supposed to host the Ad Summit 2016 in Subic but was frustrated when he and his team were not managed by the event's handlers. In his post, he also slammed one of EB's writers. The lengthy status has since been taken down after he was advised by the show's management.
On September 5, Monday, the 'Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?' star returned to EB in its 'Juan for All, All for Juan' segment. Co-host Allan K and the audience in Broadway Studio screamed in excitement when they saw Ballesteros dancing with the rest of the dabarkads ('a group of friends' in English) in the barangay.
"Kanino nagtilian? Kay Maine o 'yung katabi?" was the question of comedian Joey de Leon.
(Who they did scream for? Is it for Maine or the one beside her?)
Actor/singer Alden Richards could not help but announce the presence of Ballesteros: "Ayan na siya!" (He's here!)
Long-time viewers of the show know that Ballesteros, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola are the segment's original hosts but the recent AlDub phenomenon has made rookie celebrity Maine Mendoza a regular part of its cast. The three actor/hosts have been dubbed as 'JoWaPao' but Ballesteros' comeback has changed their moniker to 'JoWaPaoMeng + Alden' as Richards has also filled in for him while he was away.
While #teambarangay is back, will 'Kalyeserye' continue where it left off if Ballesteros' character, Lola Tidora, has joined them again?
We would not know until later or maybe as Lola Nidora likes to put it, "sa tamang panahon" (in the right time).