Yoo Jae-seok is tested positive, “Running Man” to continue its schedule, “Hangout with Yoo” event got canceled
On Dec 13th, the news of the national MC Yoo Jae-seok’s positive test result was reported, putting the broadcasting industry on alert.
On Dec 13th, the news of the national MC Yoo Jae-seok‘s positive test result was reported, putting the broadcasting industry on alert. SBS entertainment program “Running Man,” which was scheduled to be recorded on this day, has expressed their wish to continue the filming without Yoo Jae-seok.
An official from “Running Man” said in an interview with Newsen that day, “The recording of “Running Man” today (13th) was conducted without Yoo Jae-seok.” He said, “There is no problem with the broadcast schedule because there are still recordings that have been done already,” but explained that, “We are discussing the future schedule.”
However, the “Acorn Festival”, which is a live event of MBC’s “Hangout With Yoo”, has been canceled. The MC’s agency, Antenna, officially announced that Yoo Jae-seok was confirmed to have been tested positive. Yoo Jae-seok conducted the first PCR test after being notified that he had close contact with a confirmed patient on Dec 11th. At that time, he was tested negative, but after conducting the second PCR test, the result came out as positive. It has been confirmed that Yoo Jae-seok has already completed 2 shots of vaccination.
Yoo Jae-suk was reportedly tested before filming “Running Man” and was not in contact with “Running Man” members. Yoo Jae-suk is the first member of “Running Man”, and he has never missed any of over 500 “Running Man” filmings. However, he had to be absent from the recording due to this unexpected situation.
Apart from “Running Man”, Yoo Jae-suk is also appearing in several shows, such as MBC’s “Hangout with Yoo”, tvN’s “Yoo Quiz On The Block”, KakaoTV’s “UdangTangTang Antenna”, etc. The production team of “UdangTangTang Antenna” said that Yoo Jae-suk had already finished filming in November, so there was no problem with the broadcast. As Yoo Jae-suk has suspended all schedules, not only “Running Man” and “Hangout With Yoo” but also other broadcasts are expected to be disrupted.