Meet the first 'PBB' 2016 housemates

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 02 2016 04:54 PM

MANILA - A fresh crop of celebrities is entering the iconic "Pinoy Big Brother" (PBB) house for the reality television show's newest season.

The first two housemates, McCoy de Leon and Nikko Natividad, of the boy group Hashtags, were revealed on Saturday and more names will be announced on "ASAP" on Sunday.

The show has served as the launching pad for current Kapamilya stars including James Reid, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.

"Sobrang saya ko kasi bata palang ako ay talagang gustong-gusto ko nang mag-PBB," said De Leon, who earlier starred in the hit morning teleserye "Be Careful with My Heart."

Natividad, the 2014 champion of "Gandang Lalaki" on "It's Showtime," said: "Hindi po ako makapaniwala kasi hindi ko naman in-expect na papasok ako."

The newest season of "PBB," titled "Lucky 7," will premiere on June 11, replacing the Filipino-dubbed version of the hit American comedy series "Jane the Virgin."

It will be hosted by Mariel Rodriguez, Bianca Gonzalez, Toni Gonzaga, and Robi Domingo. (READ: 'PBB' returns for new season with familiar faces)