Wowowee host Willie Revillame got very emotional as he shared his true feelings about the "Wilyonaryo" controversy and Joey de Leon's constant remarks about the issue. Joey is one of the main hosts of Eat Bulaga! on GMA-7, Wowowee's rival program, .
Willie tried to fight back his tears as he explained his side about the "Wilyonaryo" scandal that happened last August 20, where the embattled TV host accidentally pulled the wrong number in a wheel that was supposed to contain the number 2.
He openly addressed Wowowee's studio audience, pointing out that he didn't cheat.
"Hindi po ako nandadaya." Willie stressed, "Kung naniniwala kayo na nandadaya ako, iwanan n'yo po ako, iwanan n'yo kami dito."
"Kahit may sakit ako, kahit kung ano-ano nararamdaman ko, e pinipilit kong tumayo para sa inyo."
Willie seemed to lose control of himself and he blurted out, "Sa mga taong may sakit, kayo lang iniisip ko, off-cam, kahit walang camera, ano ginagawa namin dito? Tumutulong pa rin kami!"
Willie's frustration was evident as he addressed Joey and the frequent remarks of the latter concerning the scandal. The exasperation of his voice showed how irritated he was with Joey.
"Ikaw na ang bida, ikaw na ang number one, sa iyo na ang ratings, ikaw na! Sige, Eat Bulaga! na ang number one!" Willie cried out.
"Ako nagsimula ako sa Channel 7," Willie continued. "Ni wala akong sinabi ni isang salita na masama sa Channel 7...kaya malaki utang na loob ko sa Channel 7, diyan ako nagsimula. Sana Joey, katulad ko nagsisimula, katulad ko na humahanga sa iyo, ginagabayan mo."
As the Wowowee audience cheered and his co-hosts (Mariel Rodriguez and Valerie Concepcion) stood beside him, Willie called out to ABS-CBN big bosses Gabby Lopez and Charo Santos Concio, saying that he was sorry.
He also asked forgiveness of the audience. "Pasensya na ho kayo, hindi ko naman gusto, e. Sobra na ho, e. Sa inyong lahat, kung tatanggalin n'yo ako dito, tatanggapin ko po ‘yon. Pasensiya na po kayo, humihingi ako ng tawad sa inyo.
"Sasabihin ko po nang harapan, hindi po ako nandaya. Hindi ko po magagawang mandaya. Dahil lagi ko po iniisip ang kapakanan ninyo," Willie confidently said.
He reserved his last words to Joey: "Ganunpaman, Mr. Joey de Leon, nirerespeto pa rin kita. Huwag mong hintayin na mawala respeto ko."