Super Junior’s Leeteuk Shares Advice Kang Ho Dong Gave Him for ‘Soulmates Returns’
Soulmates Returns MC Super Junior’s Leeteuk revealed the advice he received from Kang Ho Dong, who was the original MC of Soulmates.
Leeteuk attended the press conference for MBC Every1’s Soulmates Returns on March 9 at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan and shared his thoughts on hosting the show.
Leeteuk said, “Since I became the MC of Soulmates Returns, I contacted Kang Ho Dong, who was the MC previously. Kang Ho Dong told me to never be tired before the filming begins so that I can show my energy to the staff and the participants and that he wishes to see energetic hosting from the beginning to the end without getting exhausted. I think I still have long ways to go in order to catch up to Kang Ho Dong’s energy. I will work harder so that I can catch up to him.”
Boom, who will be hosting the show along with Leeteuk, said, “I was worried that if we bring young, vigorous stars together at the studio, like the time when Kang Ho Dong sunbaenim hosted Soulmates, they would be shy, but the realistic sides of them came out. As I watched them being shy and showing tears as they tried to win love, I felt like this was real.”
Meanwhile, Soulmates Returns is the spin-off program of MBC’s Soulmates, which aired in 2002 and produced numerous stars, including Lee Seo Jin, Yun Eun Hye, Jeon Hye Bin, Han Chae Young, Rain, Sung Shi Kyung, Psy and more.
The show featuring the first unit of participants, namely SHINee’s Taemin, Super Junior-M’s Henry, Cross Gene’s Takuya, Moon Hee Jun, Royal Pirates’ James, Hyun Woo, Secret’s Jeon Hyo Sung, Narsha, EXID’s Jung Hwa, Fujii Mina and Yoo Seung Ok, is set to air on March 10.
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