Paolo was not the first co-host of the longest-running noontime show to get enmeshed in a controversy. Eat Bulaga! Seen on TV on a daily basis and given their celebrity status, the noontime show hosts, good or bad, are magnet to media attention. On March 8, , Jose Manalo was charged by his wife Annalyn Manalo of violating the law against abuse of women and children Republic Act
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. 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.
MANILA -- Comedian Wally Bayola has not appeared on the noontime show "Eat Bulaga," which he regularly co-hosts, since a video allegedly showing him having sexual intercourse circulated online early this week. The year-old TV host was absent from the program on Tuesday and Wednesday, following the spread of the alleged sex video on Monday, September 2. The comedian, who rose to fame for his hit act with co-host Jose Manalo, is married and with five children. Bayola's alleged "sex scandal" is the latest controversy of its kind to make headlines locally, following the likes of actor Hayden Kho's supposed "collection" of videos, and more recently, Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda's "leaked private video" in August. Miranda has already brought the case to the National Bureau of Investigation, which launched an investigation to track down the suspect behind the spread of the video.