Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook leave Running Man

Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook have left Running Man…If only they had known they had ehy?

So the last week has been full of Running Man related dramas. Kicking off with the announcement these two would be leaving.

This all looked in-line with a revamp of the show for next year, except it turned out the two hadn’t been told they were leaving the show, with Ji Hyo notably finding out from a paper.

This was seen as pretty bad form all around and Jong Kook’s avid fanbase felt particularly that after what he had given to the show he deserved better than that!

Jihyo’s side were annoyed, but pointed out that she had in the past considered leaving so maybe it will be best.

At this point, the proverbial poop hit the inappropriately placed fan. Kang Ho Dong, who had previously been touted as a replacement on the show, backed out… because who wants to be a part of the clusterfuck that was unfolding!?

An emergency meeting was held. The Show would NOT be cancelled.

Running Man will be cancelled…Hey, bet you didn’t see that coming right? The existing cast will continue until February and then we will all say goodbye.

All that remained were apologies from Running Man for the communication problems (oh and Jong Kook and Ji Hyo are donating their remaining income from the show to charity, lucky girl (I kid they haven’t decided on the charity yet) ) and post-mortems by press everywhere. So here is my post mortem.

This had to be deliberate right? You know to cancel the show without having to be the PD who cancelled Running Man? Surely no human can be this monumentally stupid right?

Maybe not…



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