Anything You Need to Know about Kang Daniel’s Appearance in Running Man!
If you’re third-gen K-pop fans, then you must know Wanna One. The project group was formed through Produce 101. Through this show, 11 contestants were successfully making their debut as the project group members, and one of them is Kang Daniel.
After the project group disbanded, Kang Daniel went solo and established his own agency, Konnect Entertainment. Since then, he has widened his career focus and made more appearances in various media, including in movies as an actor, and in reality shows. One of the reality shows he just made his appearance in is Running Man. So, to remind you, Channel-Korea will give you a brief history about Kang Daniel’s appearances in Running Man, as well as some notable scenes made by the solo singer with other casts.
List of Running Man Episodes Starring Kang Daniel
Since today, Kang Daniel has appeared twice on Running Man, as well as on its spin-off programs. This is the list of Running Man episodes (including its spin-offs) starring Kang Daniel.
|Name of Program||Episode||Date Aired||Kang Daniel’s Role|
|Running Man||374||October 29, 2017||as a member of Wanna One|
|Running Man||495||March 22, 2020||as a soloist|
|Outrun by Running Man||13||January 26, 2022||as a soloist|
Kang Daniel’s Appearance in Running Man Episode 374
Kang Daniel’s first appearance in Running Man was in Episode 374. At that time, Kang was still a member of Wanna One. He appeared on the show with other guests, such as Ha Yeon-soo, Jo Se-ho, and Noh Sa-yeon.
When the regular hosts announced the guests, Kang was announced at the last. At that time, one of the regular hosts Song Ji-hyo was very surprised. She never thought that Kang became the guest star for that episode.
Here, Daniel was asked to perform one of Wanna One’s songs. Other hosts, especially Lee Kwang-soo, imitated Kang’s dance in a humorous and narcissistic way. He was also given the opportunity to choose three members to form a gang called Mung-gol Gang. The three members were Song Ji-hyo, Jeon So-min, and Jo Se-ho. The gang was given a mission to obtain the running balls by opening the other team’s safebox.
Here are some photos of Kang Daniel when shooting the episode.
Kang Daniel’s Appearances in Running Man Episode 495
Two and a half years later, Kang Daniel appeared for the second time on the show. This was his first appearance in Running Man as a soloist, as well as his first appearance on a show after he went on hiatus due to a health problem. At that time, Kang had a chance to promote his soon-released mini album titled Cyan, which was released two days later on March 24, 2020.
In that episode, Kang was the member of a team led by Hwang Young-hee. To become the team winner, the team had to have the lightest long rice cake at the beginning of the race, without having the heaviest long rice cake at the end of the race. During the race, Kang Daniel was heavily tempted by the teams’ rice cakes, so he ate those rice cakes! Kang and his team lost the game, and they didn’t win any prizes.
Here are some scenes from the episode.
Kang Daniel’s Appearances in Outrun by Running Man
Almost a year later, Kang Daniel returned to the show again for the second time as a soloist. However, he didn’t star in the usual episode of Running Man. He joined the first official spin-offs of the show, called Outrun.
In this episode, Kang took an acting challenge. His role in the episode was named Wi Seung-hyun, a passionate young man with a clear mind and a sense of justice in the new drama Rookie Cops. He also appeared as a new detective on the show and worked with Kim Jong-guk, a veteran detective.
Here are some scenes shared by Kang and other casts on the episode.
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