Let’s Get To Know Better Top South Korean Actor Yeon Jeong-hoon
Yeon Jung-hoon was born on November 6th, 1978. He is a popular South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the generational epic East of Eden (2008), the period medical drama Jejungwon (2009), and the crime procedural Vampire Prosecutor (2011-2012). An avid car enthusiast, he hosted the first three seasons of Top Gear Korea, the South Korean version of the BBC show.
His father is veteran actor Yeon Kyu-jin, and he is married to actress Han Ga-in. On April 13th, 2016, Han Ga-in gave birth to a baby girl.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Yeon Jeong-hoon’s Appearance in the Show ‘Top Gear Korea’. So, keep reading!
Top Gear Korea
Top Gear Korea (Hangul: 탑 기어 코리아) is the South Korean adaptation of BBC’s popular show Top Gear. Officially announced on June 21st, 2011, the show follows a similar format with the British version and season 1 included 3 presenters: singer and professional driver Kim Jin-pyo (김진표), actor Yeon Jung-hoon (연정훈), and actor Kim Kap-soo (김갑수). It premiered on the cable channel XTM on August 20th, 2011.
The show uses a circuit in Ansan city, which is not used for racing but just for tests and social events, as the main test facility and the Power Lap Time. It was built for a Champ Car event that was canceled less than three weeks before it was supposed to be held. Korea International Circuit, the venue of the Korean Grand Prix and Taebaek Racing Park are used for some episodes.
The first season aired from August 20th to December 30th, 2011. Met with both positive and negative reviews, the show had a peak viewership rating of 1.28%, considered to be quite good for Korean cable. Presenters and The Stig of Top Gear Korea Season 2.
The second season aired from April 8th, 2012 to June 17th, 2012. Kim Kap-soo was replaced by actor Jo Min-ki (조민기). The third season (titled Top Gear Korea New Season) aired from October 7th to December 16th, 2012. Jo Min-ki was replaced by actor Park Jun-gyu (박준규). In one of the episodes, presenter Kim Jin-pyo drove a Chevrolet Spark through a 360-degree vertical loop.
A serious incident occurred during the filming of the fourth season, in which a helicopter crashed into the Arizona desert. As part of a racing sequence between a Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 and a Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter, the car and the helicopter would race alongside each other to the finish line. During a practice run, as they reached the finish line, the aircraft wheeled around 180° before impacting the ground. Nobody was seriously injured. The BBC posted the video online, both in its unaltered state and open-captioned in English, the show is part of their franchise and is co-produced by the company.
Yeon Jung-hoon’s Appearances
Yeon Jeong-hoon is the host of the BBC’s TV program Top Gear Korean version. Top Gear South Korea is the South Korean adaptation of BBC’s popular Top Gear; currently, it is the only Asian spin-off of the show. It was officially announced on the 21st of June, 2011, by numerous news sources. The show closely follows the same format as the British version and includes 3 presenters. They are Kim Jin-Pyo (a car driving pro), Kim Kap-Soo (a car and bike enthusiast), and Yeon Jeong-hoon (a member of the Korean celebrity racing circuit). There have been three series of Top Gear South Korea, clips of which can be watched on the official YouTube channel of the show.
Top Gear Korea Ratings
Top Gear was first produced and aired on British television in 2002 through BBC channels and later adapted to Australia, Russia, and America. While the Korean version was produced by CJ E&M and aired on the XTM television channel since August 20th, 2011. Met with both positive and negative reviews, the show had a peak viewership rating of 1.28%, considered to be quite good for Korean cable.
Yeon Jeong-hoon Left the Show in 2012
In 2012, Yeon Jeong-hoon decided to leave the Top Gear Korea program.
Yeon Jeong-hoon and Han Ga-in are Blessed with a Second Child
Celebrity couple Yeon Jeong-hoon and Han Ga-in were awarded their second child. On Monday, May 13th, Han Ga-in’s agency, BH Entertainment announced the happy news.
“Hello, this is Han Ga-in’s agency, BH Entertainment. We will share the happy news that actress Han Ga-in has welcomed the birth of a new family member in her family,” said Han Ga-in’s agency.
Han Ga-in gave birth to her second child, a boy, on Monday, May 13th, at 2 p.m. South Korean time at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea.
“At present, the mother and baby are in good health and are still recovering,” explained Han Ga-in’s agency again. “We ask for prayers from you and thank you for always giving love and support to actress Han Ga-in,” concluded the agency.
Han Ga-in and Yeon Jeong-hoon got married in 2005 after they were involved in the location of the 2003 Yellow Handkerchief drama series. But Han Ga-in gave birth to their first child eleven years after marriage, precisely in 2016.
Uniquely, the news about Han Ga-in’s second pregnancy was delivered by Yeon Jeong-hoon at the MBC Drama Awards stage when he won the Top Excellent Award for the My Healing Love series last year.