As if news of Kang Gary leaving wasn’t devastating enough, Kim Jongkook and the only female cast Song Jihyo just announced that they will be leaving Running Man.
Sports Chosun reported that Running Man will start a new season come January since they first started seven years ago. While there won’t be a break between the current season and the new one, it does come with changes to the line-up of permanent members.
Two of the members, Jongkook and Jihyo, will be “graduating” from the show, and Kang Hodong will join as a new member on the team.
This is not the first time Yoo Jaesuk and Hodong will be on a variety show together – they worked together on X-Man and later, Haja! Go! after the former was canned. Both have since worked their way up to be South Korea’s top emcees.
Ji Seokjin, Haha and Lee Kwangsoo will remain on the programme as permanent members.
Here’s a look back at our favourite moments from Jihyo and Jongkook.
Running Man airs every Friday night at 11pm on ONE. ONE is available on Singtel TV Ch 513 & 604, StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 & 823.