Even Kim Jong Kook wants to work with BTS, K-pop’s “it” export of the moment. The Running Man gagman declared his ambitions to focus on his singing roots this year, and named the Korean boy band as one of his choice collaborators.

“BTS is really popular. They are really good at everything. I want to do a lot of things with the idols. They came on [Running Man] once; they are kind and good kids,” Jong Kook said.

In town for a press conference and the Viu x Samsung Galaxy Exclusive Fan Party at the Flower Dome on Friday, Jong Kook addressed the local media in fluent English throughout the press conference. Scroll through for all the highlights.

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