Gary leaving ‘Running Man’ to focus on music career


Gary (Photo: ONE)

Gary, one of the original members of the popular Korean variety show “Running Man”, will be filming his last episode of the show on Monday (31 Oct).

The “Running Man” team announced on 25 Oct that Gary had already expressed a desire to leave the show in the beginning of the year in order to focus more on his music career.

They said, “The staff and crew tried to dissuade him from leaving, but we decided to respect his musical ambitions. We wish him all the best.”

The 38-year-old rapper is one-half of the South Korean hip-hop duo, Leessang.

There are no plans to recruit a new member to the current lineup, which includes main MC Yoo Jae Seok, Kim Jong Kook, Ji Suk Jin, Haha, Lee Kwang Soo and his “Monday Couple” partner, Song Ji Hyo.

Past regulars of the show include Lizzy of K-pop girl group, After School, and Song Joong Ki, of “Descendants of the Sun” fame.


The “Monday Couple”, Song Ji Hyo and Gary (Photo: ONE)

Gary was last in Singapore in October 2015 to film the reality programme “School’s OUT” in Singapore Polytechnic.

Viewers can catch new episodes of "Running Man", airing within a week of its telecast on ONE: Every Friday at 11pm.

ONE is available in Singapore on Singtel TV Ch 513 & 604, StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 & 823.