Yoo Jae-suk on Running Man
Yoo Jae-suk has been a presenter on Running Man since July 2010 with Ji Suk-jin, Kim Jong-kook, Song Ji-hyo, Haha, and Lee Kwang-soo. Although, initially, this variety show wasn’t a hit, Running Man soon increased in popularity and has a lot of international fans that are still consistent even now.
On one episode when Kim Jong-kook couldn’t appear because he was in China, Haha jokingly said if Yoo Jae-suk didn’t appear too, it would be perfect and all of them would be comfortable. But, Yoo Jae-suk replied jokingly, “Without me, this variety show would be different.”
Yoo Jae-suk was once injured while filming Running Man. The episode that included guest star Son Dam-bi, Lee Guk-joo, Seo Eun-soo, and Nine Muses’ Kyungri had a segment with everyone going against each other. During the segment, Yoo Jae-suk fell head first and injured his forehead. The people there were worried about him, but Yoo Jae-suk raised his hand to reassure that he was fine.
The producer of Running Man said that Yoo Jae-suk had changed some since the end of Infinity Challenge, a variety show, and he became more communicative to the producer of Running Man. The producer revealed that Yoo Jae-suk works really hard, and not much else has changed regardless of the other programs he participates on.
In another episode of Running Man, Yoo Jae-suk acted as an MC instead of a participant in the race. The guests on that episode were 2NE1, 2PM, Jo Jung-chi, Yoon Jong-shin, and Muzy. But, the main star was Yoo Jae-suk with his ugly shirt.
Yoo Jae-suk on Netflix
Another variety show Yoo Jae-suk was involved in on Korean Netflix was Busted!. Other celebrities involved included Ahn Jae-wook, Kim Jong-min, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Min-young, EXO’s Sehun, and Kim Sejeong. The variety show is about detectives working together to solve cases and mysteries with unpredictable conclusions.
This variety show was led by directors Jang Hyuk-jae, Jo Hyo-jin, and Kim Joo-hyung. Busted! ran for five weeks, and Netflix released two episodes each week. The first show was on May 4th.
Yoo Jae-suk’s Instagram Account
Did you follow Yoo Jae-suk’s Instagram account? Well, Yoo Jae-suk once made an Instagram account for just one day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his desire to make the Instagram account, and it was for Running Man. Yoo Jae-suk made his Instagram account with the name @runningman_yujaeseok7012. Even though just for one day, his Instagram account was followed by 100k people. His Instagram account was nicknamed Grasshopper.
The picture above was the first picture posted on his Instagram account with the caption, “Hello, I just made the Instagram account just for today for Running Man. Help me, playing the social media is quite hard.”
He also posted another selfie of himself, a car picture, and a food picture with the caption, “Which one do I have to eat?”
Yoo Jae-suk vs Kang Ho-dong
People must be curious about the relationship between Yoo Jae-suk with Kang Ho-dong. Well, Kang Ho-do was once reportedly said to be joining Running Man to replace Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook.
But, Yoo Jae-suk’s management SM C&C revealed that he will not be joining Running Man, and it was because of the controversy between Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook. “We didn’t know exactly the situation details, but Kang Ho-don doesn’t want his existence to make the audience uncomfortable.”
Yoo Jae-suk and Kang Ho-dong are very close friends because they both work as MCs. They have both been the top national MCs. Even when Kang Ho-dong halted his activities, Yoo Jae-suk kept the national MC title.
Some sources said that even though Yoo Jae-suk and Kang Ho-dong have always been rivals, when Kang Ho-dong left for a while, Yoo Jae-suk seemed to lose his strength. But, right after Kang Ho-dong returned, Yoo Jae-suk was revitalized.
Yoo Jae-suk once talked about Kang Ho-dong during an interview. He said that Kang Ho-dong’s existence can’t resist if it’s not presented. Yoo Jae-suk also said that Kang Ho-dong has shared a lot of knowledge with him. He reveals that Kang Ho-dong has infinite energy. And, even though he has charisma and does great in his job, Kang Ho-dong always knows his boundaries.
Yoo Jae-suk’s Latest News
After talking about the whole life and career of Yoo Jae-suk, who’s curious about Yoo Jae-suk’s latest news? Well, it’s confirmed that Red Velvet’s Seulgi will appear on Yoo Jae-suk’s upcoming variety show titled Kids These Days. Besides Yoo Jae-suk and Red Velvet’s Seulgi, other celebrities such as Ahn Jung-hwan, HAON, and Han Hyun-min are also confirmed to be appearing. The chief producer has already worked with Yoo Jae-suk before on Happy Together and Sugar Man.
Kids These Days explores the differences and the similarities between the kids and adults of this era. The kids will show videos that will be watched by the adults. Let’s wait for the variety show together, guys!