Kang Ho Dong’s Variety Show “Barefoot Friends” to Change Format


SBS variety show “Barefoot Friends”  will be adapted into a new format and no longer be filmed overseas.

The original premise of the show was that the cast members would go on a trip to a foreign country to live like the natives. During the show the cast members would have to take on hard labor and get paid the normal minimum wage to support themselves.

On the most recent May 26 episode, the cast of “Barefoot Friends” came back from their “self-sufficient trip” to Indonesia and visited the cast members’ homes. After this, the show will change its format and keep the filming to within Korea.

The show that has Kang Ho Dong, Kim Hyun Joong, Yoon Shi Yoon among others as the fixed cast members has been suffering from low ratings from the beginning. In an effort to boost ratings, the producers decided a fresh format was needed for the show.  However, the details about the future changes have not been revealed.