Bigg Boss Tamil season 5 is nearing its second month, with the battle among the contestants to emerge as the winner taking new shape every day. Being telecast on Vijay TV and streaming on DisneyPlus Hotstar, the smash hit reality TV show has had 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan serving as the host for all its editions, including the ongoing season. However, the actor-politician suffered an unexpected setback when he recently tested COVID-19 positive upon his return from the U.S. after launching his Khaddar brand of attire. Kamal Haasan, who has since been in quarantine and is being monitored at the Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai, is currently recovering, with the doctors providing updates on his health condition every day. 

Post the news of Kamal Haasan testing COVID-19 positive, talks began doing the rounds regarding whether the actor would be able to continue his duties as the host of Bigg Boss Tamil season 5. There were speculations that the veteran superstar would continue as the host for Bigg Boss 5 on a remote basis from the hospital. However, many fans were not in favor of such an effort and have been expressing their views on social media for the actor to continue with his hospital treatment. Now, Vijay TV has released the first promo for Saturday, which shows not only Kamal Haasan making an appearance on Bigg Boss Tamil 5 from the hospital, but also has the actor introducing his temporary replacement for the hosting duties. 

The Bigg Boss Tamil 5 promo starts off with Kamal Haasan addressing the housemates, who wish him a speedy recovery. The actor then goes on to inform the housemates as well as the viewers that a dear friend is stepping in to serve as the host on an interim basis, who is revealed to be none other than popular South Indian actress Ramya Krishnan. We see Ramya Krishnan greeting the audience, who are surprised and welcome her with open arms and loud cheers. 

Watch the Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 | 27th November 2021 - Promo 1 below: