Lucy Torres-Gomez and Gelli de Belen co-hosted Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed on June 30, in place of Ruffa Gutierrez who has already formally resigned from the show.
The controversial resignation of Ruffa from the TV5 showbiz-oriented show was due to the disrespect she felt during her birthday celebration in the said program.
Click here to watch the show’s “Bulong Ng Palad” segment that allegedly made the former beauty queen to resign.
On June 27, Ruffa made her leaving the show formal after realizing that Paparazzi has turned into something not aligned anymore with her ideals.
In a statement released last June 29, Ruffa said she sent a letter of resignation last Wednesday to TV5’s entertainment and creative head Perci Intalan.
TV5, on the other hand, released a statement on June 30 through a taped report that said:
“Sa gitna ng kaganapang ito, nalulungkot at lahat ng bahagi ng programang ‘Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed’ dahil ‘di nagustuhan ng host na si Ruffa Gutierrez ang naging takbo ng mga pangyayari nung Sabado. Magkagayunpaman, nais naming iparating na hindi intensyon ng programa na makasakit ng kaninumang damdamin sa anumang paraan.
“Ilang araw na rin ang lumipas, marami na ang nasabi, at narinig na ang mga pahayag ng bawat panig. Hangad naming tuluyan nang matuldukan ang isyung ito at magpatuloy ang magandang karera ng bawat isang nauugnay sa intrigang ito,” the statement went.