Running Man Cast Update: Song Ji Hyo Moving On with New Show After SBS Cancelled Her Variety Program

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Running Man cast member Song Ji Hyo is moving forward with a new show. The new project comes amid news that SBS has cancelled their long-running variety program.

The 35-year-old TV personality has been in the news lately after being unexpectedly removed from Running Man. Many believe that the negative publicity about her departure influenced the network?s recent decision to just end the series.

Song Ji Hyo?s Beauty View

According to Allkpop, Song Ji Hyo?s new show will be titled Song Ji Hyo?s Beauty View. It will focus on skincare, make-up and other related topics.

What will make it stand out from other beauty programs is how it will feature one-on-one discussions. Big industry names will be guesting to share tips when the show debuts this January 2017.


Showrunners explained their decision to get someone who came from a very different TV program. “Song Ji Hyo is a national star with a lovely, bright, healthy image,? the rep said. ?However, she is a beginner in beauty.?

The producer revealed that the comedienne-host wants to learn more about pampering herself. Because of this, they believe that viewers would be able to relate to her more.

?She would share easy beauty tips with people who are not familiar with beauty themselves,” the rep added.

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Running Man Cast Controversies

The rumor mill has been abuzz for weeks about plans of SBS and Running Man. There were speculations that the mainstays might be replaced with younger stars as part of a new format. As such, people were not very surprised over news that Song Ji Hyo allegedly quit the show.

However, things turned sour when reps revealed that the actress was not duly informed about being removed. She was supposedly only updated right before showrunners made the media announcements.

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Fans inevitably got upset over the news. Many pointed out that Song Ji Hyo should have been more respected by execs since she hosted the show for seven years.

Running Man?s Final Episode

The backlash following Song Ji Hyo?s departure was all over the news last week. Eventually, it was revealed that Running Man will just get cancelled.

As per reports, the hit variety program will only run until February 2017.

Read more: Running Man 2017 To Feature New Cast, Younger Stars?

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