Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook are reportedly leaving the popular Korean show Running Man and their final episodes will be filmed very soon. According to the reports, Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook were forced out of the variety show, and that they came to know through media reports about their departure.
Only after a few weeks of Gary's exit, the reports of Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook leaving the show comes. As popular cast members are quitting the show, it is speculated that perhaps the show might be canceled altogether.
Song Ji Hyo and Kim Joong Kook Forced Out of Running Man?
Many reports alleged that Song Ji Hyo and Kim Joong Kook had no idea about their exit from the variety show. Rather, they came to know about it when the media reports were officially out, according to SBS.
SBS also reported that Song Ji Hyo agency pointed out that there was a lack of active communication. The agency said,"…However, it is true there was a lack of active communication from the production crew in the steps leading up to Song Jihyo leaving the show."
After accepting the decision, it further states that "there is a lot of regret emotionally but as it is the production's decision, we will humbly accept it."
On the other hand, Kim Joong Kook's agency pointed out that, "…It's true everyone knew that a change was in order due to the fact that the ratings were going low but this type of goodbye doesn't only hurt the producers it wounds the artists as well."
Well, it appears that both the stars Song Ji Hyo and Kim Joong Kook of the Running Man show were expecting some changes that will come up in the show, but had absolutely no idea that both of them will have to leave the show.