Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown will start airing on GMA-7 tonight, November 14.
Just a few hours before the reality show airs on the Kapuso Network, the hashtag #SurvivorPhilippines4 already became a trending topic on the microblogging site Twitter.
As of 6:50 pm, #SurvivorPhilippines4 is on the seventh most talked about topic on Twitter Philippines.
During the recent press conference for this reality show, it was revealed that host Richard Gutierrez spent around 40 days in the majestic yet very challenging terrain of San Vicente, Palawan.
Richard says about this season, "You will be on the edge of your seats. This is the most dramatic, the most intense and the most beautiful location we have ever been to in Survivor Philippines.
"Palawan is absolutely beautiful. It’s a world-class destination that we can be proud of. Maraming bansa ang nagsu-shoot sa Palawan. We decided to bring it home.
"Alam nating lahat na ang Palawan is the last frontier ng Pilipinas. Nandito ang mga virgin forests, virgin islands, pristine waters and it’s a hub of biodiversity sa ating bansa."
When asked to describe this batch of castaways, Richard said, "This year’s castaways, they’re like Palawan. They’re beautiful, dramatic, dangerous and unpredictable."
Since the castaways were exposed to the elements, they were also in danger of coming into contact with wild animals.
Stef Prescott admitted that she was the castaway who got bitten by a snake during her stay in Palawan.
"Yes ako nga po ang nakagat ng ahas. It was a Philippine cobra. Panoorin nyo na lang po kung paano ko nasurvive yun."
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown features an interesting mix of celebrity castaways, namely:
Bitter Exes: Former real-life couple Fil-Am radio jock and Party Pilipinas host KC Montero and sultry, vegetarian singer Geneva Cruz
Best Friends Forever: StarTalk host Alyssa Alano and former SexBomb dancer Aifha Medina
The Couple: Sexy siren Ellen Adarna and real-life boyfriend Filo Cucueco
Island Divas: Former actress Jackie Forster and radio DJ Angelicopter
Loveteam: That’s Entertainment alumni Chuckie Dreyfus and Isabel Granada
Magpinsang Astig: Celebrity cousins Arthur Solinap and Carlo Gonzales
Comic Duo: GMA News talents Maey Bautista and Betong Sumaya
Hot Item: StarStruck alumna Stef Prescott and commercial model-actor Gino dela Peña
Raging Volcanoes: Philippine Volcanoes’ Arnold Aninion and John Odulio
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Former beauty queen-turned-actress Maria Isabel Lopez and daughter Mara Yokohama
Who among them will win the P3 million cash prize and bragging rights to be this season’s Celebrity Sole Survivor?
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown airs weeknights on GMA-7 after Munting Heredera.