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Popular show host Kang Ho-dong to join 'Running Man' season 2

  • Published : Dec 14, 2016 - 15:25
  • Updated : Dec 14, 2016 - 15:25

Kang Ho-dong in entertainment shows. (JTBC)
Kang Ho-dong, a veteran show host and former traditional Korean wrestling champion, will join SBS TV's "Running Man" next month as the popular variety program is set for an overhaul with the departure of two original members, the network said Wednesday.

Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-guk confirmed they will leave and it is also unclear whether Lee Kwang-soo, who rose to stardom through the show, will stay.

Kang will join the next season of the program expected to start sometime next month. It is the first time for Kang to work with Yoo Jae-suk, arguably the country's most popular show host, since the mid-2000s when the two appeared in "X-Man.”

"Running Man" has been widely popular at home and abroad since it first aired in July 2010. The program was often filmed overseas to bank on the pan-Asia popularity. (Yonhap)

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