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'Humbling': TVJ and 'legit Dabarkads' share snaps, reactions to successful launch of noontime show 'E.A.T.'

By Jillian Rae Manuel Published Jul 02, 2023 5:10 pm Updated Jul 02, 2023 5:10 pm

TVJ (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon) and the "legit Dabarkads" took to social media to express their excitement and happiness over the launch of their new noontime show.

TV5 and TVJ Productions premiered the first episode of E.A.T. on Saturday, July 1, which was aired live from the TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City.

Former Eat Bulaga! host Allan K shared a group photo of them on their way to the studio to open the show. "Eto na kamiiiiiiii," he captioned his Instagram post.

Allan K with the E.A.T. hosts en route to TV5 Media Center (@allan_klownz / Instagram)

Other Dabarkads, including Maine Mendoza, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Carren Eistrup, also took to their respective social media accounts to share their snaps as they introduced themselves as the program's hosts.

“EAT’s us–legit dabarkads sa TV5!!!” Maine said in an IG post.

TVJ and the "legit Dabarkads" before the launch of the noontime show (@mainedcm / Instagram)

Ryzza Mae, meanwhile, shared an Instagram carousel that summarized their big day. “E.A.T. ! forever. Maraming salamat po, Lord. Maraming maraming salamat po TVJ, Mawtherrr, TV5, Mediaquest, at sa lahat po ng LEGIT DABARKADS! 143, mga dabarkads!!! Kita kita po ulit tayo sa Monday!” Ryzza captioned.  

Ryzza Mae Dizon with Tito, Vic, and Joey (@ryzzamaedizon_ / Instagram)

Carren shared the same photo posted by Maine and described July 1 as a "memorable day for all our legit Dabarkads." She added: "Maraming salamat po sa patuloy niyong suporta sa amin! See you po ulit mga dabarkads sa MONDAY.”

For their part, TVJ Productions shared a compilation of clips from the premiere with the caption: "Memories with the legit Dabarkads."

Other celebrities and the cast's family members also expressed their support for TVJ and the "legit Dabarkads” following the launch of the new program. 

Jako de Leon, Joey’s son, wrote on Twitter: “They may have taken our house.. but they forget OUR HOME is from Batanes hanggang dulo ng MUNDO #LegitDabarkads #TVJonTV5 let’s show them who we are #TeamBahay #TeamAbroad #TeamOnline thank you @TV5manila.”   

Gretchen Ho, who welcomed the E.A.T cast during the show's premiere, posted behind-the-scenes photos with its staff. “Welcoming Party! Welcome to TV5 #LegitDabarkads #TVJonTV5” she said.   

Judy Ann Santos, actress and wife of E.A.T host Ryan Agoncillo, shared how she turned emotional while watching the show. "Eh yung 'di ko mapigilang umiyak," she wrote in her now-expired IG story.

Judy Ann turns emotional as she watches the launch of E.A.T. on her phone (@officialjuday / Instagram)

Kristine Hermosa-Sotto, meanwhile, said seeing TVJ and their team getting welcomed to their new home "was really humbling." She also said that God "sees every heart and His will always prevail."

Kristine Hermosa-Sotto watches the show live with her husband Oyo at TV5 Media Center (@khsotto / Instagram)

The launch of TV5 and TVJ's E.A.T. comes a month after the trio left Eat Bulaga! on May 31 following a feud with its producers, Television and Production Exponents Inc. EB has been airing on the same timeslot on GMA since June 5, with new hosts Paolo Contis, Buboy Villar, Betong Sumaya, Alexa Miro, Cassy Legaspi, and Mavy Legaspi.