It was indeed an emotionally and mentally-draining and physically exhausting week for the adult housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Otso as each of them had to undergo different challenges and bravely pit themselves against a fellow. And this week wouldn’t be spared as aside from the eviction of one of the nominees, they’re also be put under the test again through a new task.
After losing to his co-Star Dreamer Hanie Jarrar in a special challenge to which he challenged him, JC Gamez had another heartbreak after being named as the latest evictee during the 5th Eviction Night held last Sunday, March 3.
The support of the “Mucho Raketero of Italy” from his fans unfortunately fell short as he only received 5.03% of the total text votes, versus the 21.2% of Lou Yanong, 34.01% of Fumiya Sankai, and 39.76% of Yamyam Gucong.
With JC’s departure from the house, not only one, but two Star Dreamers were allowed by Kuya to crossover and replace his spot – Thea Rizaldo, the “DaringDalaga of Bohol”, and Shawntel Cruz, the “Muse-ical Daughter of Baguio City”.
While that declaration obviously brought elation to the two of them, the remaining Star Dreamers will surely be thrilled upon knowing that they’ll be joined by the first-ever celebrity star player for this season. He is none other than the bankable hunk Kapamilya actor Aljur Abrenica, who we last seen in his remarkable stints in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and Asintado and in his guest appearance in the sitcom Home Sweetie Home.
When asked by the hosts how does he feel with his entrance in the camp, he imparted, “Very honored and excited ako sa pagpasok ko sa loob, and yes, nagpaalam ako sa mag-ina ko kanina”, referring to his beautiful wife Kylie Padilla and their firstborn Alas.
Before they called it a night, Kuya shocked everybody when he talked to the remaining occupants of the PBB house and Camp Star Hunt at the same time and announced that they’re going to be involved in the anticipated “Pinoy Big Battle”, in which they will go against each other in a series of military challenges.
If the housemates are going to win, everyone will be saved and there will be no eviction. Meanwhile, if the Star Dreamers will dominate the task, one of them will have the chance to crossover.
Aside from these explosive and exhilarating announcements, it was also revealed in the latest episode that a former housemate of Big Brother went back to the house to pay him, as well as the current housemates, a visit during his bandmates stop here in Manila. And it’s PBB 737 alumnus and 4th Teen Big Placer Bailey May, who’s now in the country together with his international pop group established by entertainment mogul Simon Fuller dubbed “Now United” for a series of show.
They had a hearty and fun catch-up, to which they reminisced Bailey’s journey from being a housemate up to becoming an up-and-coming global star. Kuya then also told him that he’s willing to let his groupmates experience how it’s like to be inside his house in one condition – he had to accomplish a special task with the housemates.
It happened the day after Yamyam’s supposed eviction, when the housemates woke up to an upbeat song being played twice, as a wake-up call and while they’re taking their breakfast, and saw flags of different countries scattered in the living room, which unbeknownst to them were clues on who their guests would be on that day.
Later on, Bailey suddenly emerged inside the house and they warmly welcomed him. They also willingly helped him with the task bestowed to him by Big Brother.
They succeeded in the task, and after a few moments, the other members of the Now United were waiting for Bailey in the garden area and Kuya let him take his position as they performed in front of the housemates.
Afterwards, they were allowed to mingle with the housemates and to have tour around the house which everyone enjoyed so much, especially Mary Grace Lagos, perhaps, as she found her “jowa” in American Member Noah Urrea.
How will the entrance of Thea and Shawntel affect the housemates? What will be the role of celebrity star player Aljur in the Star Dreamers journey in the camp? Let’s all find out the answers to these questions by watching the upcoming episodes of PBB Otso!
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