Angelababy (楊穎), who just gave birth to her first child (nicknamed “Little Sponge”) last month, will not participate in the 5th season of “Hurry Up, Brother” (奔跑吧兄弟), the Chinese adaption of popular Korean variety show, “Running Man” (런닝맨).
In a statement, the show’s production crew said, “Angelababy is taking care of her little baby, we’ll be waiting for her to make a return after she fully recovers (from labour).”
Aside from Angelababy, who is the sole female member of the main cast, “Hurry Up, Brother” members include Deng Chao, “Jerry” Li Chen, “Michael” Chen He, “Ryan” Zheng Kai, Hong Kong entertainer Wong Cho-Lam, and former EXO member Luhan.
Meanwhile, Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat will be replacing Angelababy when she takes her short maternity break. The 27-year-old actress took to Weibo to welcome Dilraba to the cast and assured fans that she will not be quitting the show.
In her caption, she wrote, “The spirit of show will not change, we welcome Dilraba to the team. But I’ll be joining everyone later, wait for my return.”
Angelababy (real name Angela Yang Ying) and Huang Xiaoming got married in a lavish wedding ceremony in October 2015 after dating for 6 years and confirmed that they were expecting their first child together during their first wedding anniversary.