Actor Cho Byeong-kyu will join comedian and popular TV host Yoo Jae-suk on the latter's new KBS variety show, scheduled to launch in the first half of the year. The state-run broadcaster announced Monday that the actor has been confirmed as a co-host of the upcoming show, the name of which translates to "Yoo Jae-suk's New Variety Show."
"Cho decided to join on the spot when he heard the format of the show. He is very enthusiastic about it," KBS said. "Yoo and Cho are really looking forward to working together. We hope that people will enjoy their chemistry."
This will be Cho's first time hosting an entertainment show, although he has appeared on "reality" shows as a guest in the past, such as "I Live Alone" and "Men on a Mission."
The program will feature celebrities who were born outside the capital and moved to Seoul to pursue a career in showbiz, casting light on their journey in achieving their dreams. The hosts will also meet young people in the area who are working towards reaching their own goals.
It will be Yoo's first show with the broadcaster since his longest-running talk show "Happy Together" was axed last March. He joined hands with the talk show's producer Kim Kwang-soo again for the new project.
Cho debuted with a minor role in the teen series "Who Are You: School 2015." He has worked on various films and TV series until he garnered fame through his breakout role in JTBC's 2018 hit series "Sky Castle."
He recently starred in OCN's series "The Unncany Counter," which ended Jan. 24 with the network's highest viewership record of all time. The series has been renewed for a second season.
source: The Korea Times