Mcoy Fundales (right) along with Ethel Booba (left) decided to leave the Pinoy Big Brother house early this morning. Mcoy admitted that he got offended by Big Brother after the latter raised the issue of plagiarism.

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Many avid viewers of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Celebrity Edition 2 were surprised by the sudden decision of former Orange & Lemons frontman Mcoy Fundales to exit from the PBB house. Mcoy along with comedienne Ethel Booba left at 3 a.m. today, November 22.


"Musikerong Dad" Mcoy flared up yesterday, November 21, after Big Brother raised the issue of plagiarism in connection with his script for housemates' task, which was to produce a 15-minute film. Big Brother compared Mcoy's plot with Gabriel Garcia Márquez's short story, The Ghosts of August.


Mcoy pointed out that the group could hardly create scenes that will look more Pinoy because the interior of the house is inspired by the Victorian era. Even the garden appears foreign, Mcoy said, because of the cherubim and peacock statues.


Aside from being offended, Mcoy said that the scandal that was faced by his former band two years ago also stigmatized him. Orange & Lemons allegedly ripped off "Pinoy Ako," PBB's theme song for its first season, from the song of UK-based '80s band The Care titled "Chandelier."


Big Brother called Mcoy inside the confession room to set things straight after seeing that the former was still affected by the whole incident. But their one-on-one conversation did not resolve anything. In fact, he became more furious with their exchange.


PRANING THEORY. After Mcoy's session with Big Brother in the confession room, Ethel told about her own confusion in the house. Ethel, dubbed as the "Pasaway ng Bayan," put forward their "Praning Theory" about Mariel's status inside the Big Brother house. They were suspecting that Mariel is not a guest housemate but is actually an official housemate like them.


Ethel and Mcoy then said that they are both prepared to be "kicked out." 


Almost two weeks ago, Ethel packed her things and was very determined to leave the house. But she calmed down after Big Brother spoke to her alone in the confession room. A few days after Ethel's plan to leave the house, Mcoy confessed to Kuya that he wanted out because he felt that he had already served his purpose inside the Big Brother house.


In Pinoy Big Brother Primetime tonight, the show will give the details about the decision of these two celebrity housemates to leave.


WHO'S NEXT? Now that two housemates are out, will a new housemate come in?


In this year's Celebrity Edition, it seems that the Big Brother house became more open to guest celebrity housemates. Viewers have witnessed how Kuya trapped Mariel Rodriguez inside his house, making her the guest celebrity housemate until today, November 22. Toni Gonzaga also became a victim of Kuya after he brought the medallions for nomination inside the house. Toni stayed inside the house for only a few days and went out in time for her mother's birthday.


This coming weekend, Mariel's wish would come true as she is set to leave  the house. However, there's a strong rumor that new Kapamilya star Angel Locsin will replace Mariel as the guest celebrity housemate.


Let's see. We're keeping our eyes open for confirmation of this rumor.