Wally makes tearful return to 'Eat Bulaga'
'Eat Bulaga' co-host Wally Bayola. File photo
MANILA – (UPDATED) TV host and comedian Wally Bayola appeared on the noontime show "Eat Bulaga" on Saturday, five months after his sex video with one of the show's dancers circulated online.
A tearful Bayola emerged holding a birthday cake for his comedy-act partner Jose Manalo, when the latter, together with Paolo Ballesteros, were hosting their "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment on the show.
Manalo immediately hugged his partner and gave him a chance to address the audience.
"Sa 'Eat Bulaga,' mga manonood, sorry po," Bayola said. "Sorry po sa mga nagawa kong kasalanan. Sana bigyan niyo pa po ako ng isa pang pagkakataon para maayos ko ang buhay ko. Patawad po sa inyong lahat. Sorry po."
In an interview last year, "Eat Bulaga" co-host Vic Sotto said Bayola needs to apologize for the "scandal" first before returning to showbiz.
Before his "Eat Bulaga" appearance on Saturday, Bayola had already resumed work as a stand-up comic. He reportedly made his first public appearance at a comedy bar in Quezon City late last month.
Bayola's controversial video, which surfaced online last September 2, shows the 41-year-old host having sexual intercourse. A female dancer on "Eat Bulaga," nicknamed Yosh, was tagged then as the alleged woman in the clip.
Following the viral spread of the video, Bayola brought the case to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to track down the culprit.
However, executive director of NBI's Cybercrime Divsion Vic Lorenzo admitted that the task would be difficult, citing the lack of leads.