“Running Man” fans were left devastated after it was revealed that Lee Kwang Soo (이광수) will be stepping down from the much-beloved variety show after more than 10 years.
The actor – widely known among fans as the Prince of Asia – has decided to leave the programme to focus on his health. This is due to the car accident he was involved in the previous year that has made it difficult for him to carry on shooting in his current condition.
While plenty of fans are still reeling in shock over the sudden news, a few have begun questioning on whether “Running Man” has any plans to recruit a new cast member to fill in Kwang Soo’s empty spot. In response, the SBS show clarified that they won’t be casting any celebs or comedians to replace him.
The current line-up comprises of Yoo Jae Suk, Jee Seok Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Song Ji Hyo, Yang Se Chan, and Jeon So Min. Prior to Kwang Soo, some of the original “Running Man” members, including Song Joong Ki and Kang Gary also made the same decision with the intention to focus on their respective interest and projects.
For those wondering, Kwang Soo has been a regular cast for the weekly programme ever since the first episode was aired way back on 11th July 2010. It certainly won’t be the same after this :(
Source: Jazmine Media.