After 16 years, multimedia star Toni Gonzaga, is leaving the reality show, “Pinoy Big Brother.” Starting her career as the show’s main host back in 2005, Toni has publicly announced that she is leaving and is handing over her hosting duties to her fellow co-host, Bianca Gonzalez. The official statement from Toni was posted to her Instagram account and reads:
“From witnessing all my co-hosts transition from housemates to PBB hosts are just some of the best moments in my life sa bahay ni Kuya! Today, I’m stepping down as your main host. I know Bianca and the rest of the hosts will continue the PBB legacy. It has been my privilege to greet you all with ‘Hello Philippines’ and ‘Hello World’ for the last 16 years. I will forever cherish the memories, big nights and moments in my heart. Thank you Kuya for everything. This is your angel, now signing off…”
In response to Toni’s departure, ABS-CBN also released their statement, saying:
“ABS-CBN remains grateful to Toni Gonzaga-Soriano for the 16 years of being the main host of “Pinoy Big Brother.” We value Toni’s hosting prowess and her many years of serving the Filipino with us as our Kapamilya. We accept her resignation from ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ and respect her personal choices.”
While the future of “Pinoy Big Brother” will definitely be different without Toni, we know the show will continue with success and wish her all the luck!