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Meet the celebrity housemates this Saturday in Manila!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 3:23 PM

All roads lead to Manila this Sunday as the much-awaited Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition premieres through a grand launch in Baywalk, Roxas. Blvd, where the 14 celebrity housemates will be presented to the public for the very first time!

The premiere telecast of PBB Celebrity edition is expected to be another momentous event in Philippine TV! It will be aired live on ABS-CBN on February 5 starting at 9PM. During the show, Bituin Escalante, Grace Nono, Geneva Cruz, KC Montero, Search for a Star in a Million, Season 2 Grand Champion Chris Lorenz and other stars will be joining PBB fans to cheer for the 14 Celebrity Housemates as they face a new exciting life in Pinoy Big Brother.

After their presentatoin in Baywalk, the housemates will be brought to Big Brother's house through a motorcade.

As early as 3PM, a kick-off activity will also be held in Roxas Blvd., where the former 13 housemates together with Mayor Lito Atienza will be giving away 500 pairs of shoes to less fortunate kids in Manila.

Regular updates will be aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday before the show unfolds at 9PM.

The 14 Celebrities

As early as last weekend, ABS-CBN shows such as Enterntainment Konek ang PBB Buzz have started revealing clues pertaining to the identities of the 14 celebrity housemates.

Aside from well-known TV personalities, two athletes and a radio personality are among the lucky 14 individuals who will have the rare opportunity to live inside Kuya's house for eight weeks.

The staff of the show started the audition process in December 2005. "Dumaan pa rin tayo sa proceso para sa mga gustong mag-audition at meron din tayo na inimbitahan para na mag-audition," PBB's business unit head Laurenti Dyogi explained in an interview with PBB Buzz.

Aside from nerve-wracking panel interviews, the new housemates also had to go through physical, medical and psychological exams.

Ed Sharples, South East Asia Managing Director of Endemol, even flew to Manila to be part of the panel that picked the final celebrity housemates.

Another exciting show for the viewers

The celebrity edition of PBB proves to be another exciting experience not only for the housemates but for the viewers as well.

the new batch of housemates will go through more daunting tasks and challenges compared to what the previous 13 housemates encountered while they were still in Big Brother's house. "Sisiguraduhin nmin na mahihirapan sila at susubukin pa rin namin ang pagkatao nila," Dyogi said.

Unlike the first Pinoy Big Brother, which lasted for 100 days, the celebrity edition will only run for a total of 57 days, from February 4 until April 1. Since the housemates will only be inside the house for a shorter period, nomination and evictions nights will be more frequent.

The celebrity who will emerge as the Big Winner will take home a cash prize amounting to P1,000,000. Since they will be joining the contest for a cause, another P1,000,000 will be donated to their chosen charitable institution.

Where to get the updates

Pinoy Big Brother has forged a partnership with Bandera, one of the leading tabloids in the country to provide you updates regarding the latest happenings in Kuya

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