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Recent reports of Gary's return to the popular variety show "Running Man" raised curiosity among the fans whether Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook will also particiapate in the special episode of the SBS show or not?

This will be the first appearance of Gary after his departure from the show in October. According to Koreaboo, Gary already filmed his participation for the special episode in the "Running Man" on Jan. 17. In fact, the cast members had no idea about Gary's appearance and therefor it came as a surprise to all of them.

According to the producer of "Running Man" Lee Hwang Jin, the special episode of the variety show will be "filled with secrets and surprise."

The rapper confirmed his exit from the show in October because he wanted to concentrate in his music career. The showrunners of the popular show respected his decision.

Gary was a part of 'Running Man' from the very beginning of the show he has been a part of it for past seven years. It was quite disheartening for the fans and that's why Gary issued an apology letter to his fans for his sudden exit from the SBS show.

"I deeply apologize with all my heart, and I promise I will do my best wherever and whatever I pursue in the future especially for all my fans that have given me these memorable moments that I will never forget," Gary said.

However, the participation of Song Ji Hyo in the show is not known yet. Song Ji Hyo was dropped out of the show soon after Gary departed. In fact, it was later reported that she had no idea about her exit and showrunners dropped her from the show.

Whether Kim Jong Kook is participating in the special episode of "Running Man" is also not known. The special episodeof 'Running Man' will be the final episode before it officially ends.