This is the January 19, 2021 (Tuesday) edition of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Connect, the ninth main and fifteenth overall season of the said reality show, which premiered on December 6, 2020, on both A2Z Channel 11 and Kapamilya Channel. The show is also simulcast and digitally streamed via ABS-CBN’s entertainment website, iWantTFC (on-demand streaming service), and Kapamilya Channel’s Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube. Live feeds of the House are also being shown on Kumu, an online streaming platform.
• Chico introduced “Dabid,” his gray-colored oversized pajama, which during their task almost fell while walking in all corners of the PBB house. Chico revealed that he is not wearing undergarments and wearing just the pajama alone.
• One of the weekly task leaders, Amanda, the eldest daughter of San Juan City Mayor Francisco Javier M. Zamora, said she is not accustomed to being a leader and prefers to be a follower instead. Amanda, willing to learn new things in the Big Brother house, said she’ll do her best to lead this week’s weekly task along with her housemates.
• For this week’s task, the housemates were asked to wear battery-looking vests. Whenever they hear a specific sound, they are obliged to connect with one another.
• Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States, Quincy, the new PBB Connect housemate, introduced herself to the housemate. But first, Big Brother gave her a task. With the aid of the interconnected housemates, Quincy must place three colored balloons in a ring.
PBB Connect is the fifth consecutive time that both civilian adults and teenagers participated in one season, and the first time since the All In season to house them together as just one batch.
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales, and Robi Domingo reprised their roles as hosts.
New digital hosts joined the show. Richard Juan is the host for the show’s online updates, while Enchong Dee and Melai Cantiveros are the hosts for the show’s online companion programs across various online platforms.
Kim Chiu, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata were earlier reported to host online content for the program, with Chiu and Entrata joining the official launch, but were never seen doing their hosting stints in the succeeding events of the show.
Dee and Cantiveros, on the other hand, were occasionally seen online, but most of the online hosting was done by Gonzales and Domingo.
The show airs daily, Mondays to Fridays at 10:00 P.M. after “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” Saturdays at 10:00 P.M. after “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” and Sundays at 8:30 P.M. after “I Can See Your Voice.”
The show’s companion show, Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunect Tayo, airs daily via Kumu, Facebook, and YouTube at 4:00 P.M. for its afternoon show, while it follows the main show’s schedule for its evening streaming.