Wally Bayola (MNS photo)

Wally Bayola (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — WALLY Bayola says he was so surprised when his Lola Nidora character became a big hit in the Problem Solving segment of “Eat Bulaga”.

“Nagulat kami lahat kasi bentang-benta talaga sa viewers ang pagtataray niya, ang paghihigpit niya kay Yaya Dub at ang pang-aapi niya kay Alden Richards,” he says. “Yung Alden-Yaya Dub loveteam mismo, phenomenal ang reception ng publiko hindi lang dito kundi maging sa ibang bansa. Kahapon nga, naging malaking issue nang pilit kong pinakakasal si Yaya Dub kay Jose Manalo as Frankie Arinolli. Pataas nang pataas ang rating ng show pagpasok na ng kalyeserye segment namin.”

Wally has staged one of the most successful comebacks of a celebrity who got involved in a sex scandal. He admits he got so depressed when his controversial sex video came out and he thought his career was over. “Kaya malaking pasasalamat ko sa ‘Eat Bulaga’ for giving me another chance,” he says. “Unang-una kay Jose kasi siya talaga ang nag-push na makabalik ako. At heto nga, bukod sa ‘Eat Bulaga’, napasama pa ako sa bagong show na ‘Sunday PinaSaya’, kaya Monday to Sunday na kami mapapanood nina Jose at Alden sa TV every lunch time.”

“Sunday PinaSaya” has started airing last Aug. 9. Its youthful director, Rich Ilustre, says that it will be 80 percent comedy based.

“May musical production numbers at games ito, but mostly comedy sketches with the cast members playing multiple roles,” he says. “For instance, si Ai Ai de las Alas dito will play a noveau riche woman, Lady Diana, na ang maid niyang si Joey Paras, OFW na balikbayan named PB Gandanghari at dating maid sa Buckingham Palace kaya mas marami pang alam tungkol sa kasosyalan kaysa sa kanya. Meron din siyang character na manghuhula siya named Madame Aura. Si Marian Rivera naman will play si Judge MD, judge na, doctor pa. Si Jose will do a political character na mala-Duterte. Si Wally will play a former child actor na naging coach ng school of overacting. Siya ang magtuturo kina Nora Aunor at Vilma Santos nang tamang paraan ng pag-arte. Si Alden Richards naman will be a chef in a cooking show na sexy, naka-apron lang. Masarap ang mga niluluto niya pero mas yummy pa siya. Marami pang funny characters kayong makikilala tuwing Sunday at lahat sila, puro pasabog kaya abangan nyo!” (MNS)