Amid expectations for Yoo-Kang reunion, Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong’s thoughts about each other revealed
Many people are still raising hope to see “National MCs” Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong collaborate again after 16 years.
In the early 2000s, Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong were active on various broadcasts together and even got nicknamed “Yoo-Kang line”. However, this combination has not been seen again since the program “X Man” ended in 2007.
In 2007, Kang Ho Dong was cast to join SBS’s “Running Man” amid the public’s anticipation to see the reunion of Yoo-Kang combination, but the plan eventually fell through, leaving great regrets.
Then in 2018, Kang Ho Dong met Yoo Jae Suk, who was filming “Sugarman 2”, on JTBC’s “Let’s Eat Dinner Together”. Although it was just a brief encounter, their first reunion after 12 years attracted keen attention.
All in all, a question remains: why is it so hard to see the two together on a show?
In this regard, netizens re-examined a past comment of Kim Hee Chul on a broadcast of “Knowing Bros” last year. At that time, Kim Hee Chul jokingly said, “That’s because he (Kang Ho Dong) lost in a ‘Kung Kung Ta’ game a long time ago. He made a lifelong bet with Yoo Jae Suk that whenever he meets Yoo Jae Suk, he would have to get hit all the time. That’s why the two can’t be on a show together”.
At the time, Kang Ho Dong laughed but did not refute this joke.
Recently, Yoo Jae Suk also expressed his position on collaborating with Kang Ho Dong. On a Youtube content video released on March 21st, Yoo Jae Suk was asked, “Why can’t you and Ho Dong hyung appear on a broadcast together? Many people want to see it”. In response, he said, “I’m afraid he would feel pressured.”
Yoo Jae Suk explained, “If Ho Dong is here with me, I can freely joke around as much as I want, but I don’t want to make it difficult for him. I don’t want to burden him. I’m currently hosting this show, but if Ho Dong is here, we can do it together. We will do a program together someday”.
He also added, “Ho Dong hyung loves doing variety shows. Just as how much we like him, Ho Dong also treasures us and cares for us. However, such stories can also be a little bit burdensome.”
Yoo Jae Suk also cautiously continued, “People around me often say, ‘I hope you two can meet up more often’. I really appreciate their kind words, but it can become a burden for both of us. If the atmosphere when we meet seems a little heavy, it would not happen. We have to meet by chance. I’m talking about Ho Dong hyung, but I also shouldn’t make him feel pressured.”
Regarding his broadcast collaboration with Kang Ho Dong, Yoo Jae Suk said, “It will come true someday”. Many people are looking forward to the two’s reunion one day.