Toni: Robi and Martin are not PBB 'replacements'

Posted at 10/19/11 12:36 AM

"Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited" edition hosts Martin Concio, Bianca Gonzales, Toni Gonzaga and Robi Domingo. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Toni Gonzaga has defended the new hosts of the ABS-CBN reality show "Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Unlimited."

She said Robi Domingo and Martin Concio should not be seen as mere "replacements."

Last month, Mariel Rodriguez bid goodbye to ABS-CBN, which also meant her departure from her duty as a regular host of PBB.

"We'd like to think of Robi Domingo and Martin Concio as additions, not a replacement of anybody," Gonzaga said.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Business Unit Head Lauren Dyogi stressed that it may not be a good idea to talk about Rodriguez during the press conference of "PBB Unlimited."

According to him, she has already made her decision to transfer to another network, and everyone should just accept and respect that.

Although Rodriguez is no longer part of the PBB family, Bianca Gonzales said it doesn't mean that they stopped being friends with her.

She said, "Just because hindi na kami magkakatrabaho doesn't mean we're not friends in real life."

The "PBB Unlimited" edition house will officially be opened on October 29.

A special "PBB Unlimited" primer dubbed "Audition Stories" will be aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2 starting October 24.