Lee Jun Ki Won’t Be Joining “1N2D,” but Comedian Kim Joon Ho Will

Lee Jun Ki and Kim Joon Ho

Comedian Kim Joon Ho, actor Kim Joo Hyuk, singer Jung Joon Young and rapper Defconn have been confirmed as the new members for KBS 2TV’s “1 Night 2 Days” Season three.

Actor Lee Jun Ki, however, won’t be joining the cast of “1N2D” Season 3, despite previous rumors.

A representative from KBS’ variety department revealed that, “Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joo Hyuk, Jung Joon Young, and Defconn have been chosen as the new season three members. They started filming on November 23. Lee Jun Ki did not participate in the first filming session and he will not be joining the season three’s cast.”

Lee Jun Ki’s agency stated, “If (Lee Jun Ki) starts work on another project, it will be difficult for him to film ‘1N2D’ simultaneously, so he has decided not to appear on the show.”

Lee Jun Ki had received a proposal to appear on “1N2D” a month ago, and was in talks with the production team right up to just before the first filming session, but had finally decided not to go ahead due to scheduling issues.

On November 22 at dawn, filming for the third season began with remaining members Kim Jong Min and Cha Tae Hyun driving to each of the new members’ houses in turn to greet them. After the cast was gathered, the members began their first mission, a lunch mission.

Giving his thoughts on the general mood, season three producer Seo Soo Min stated, “They’re all sort of out of it. It’s natural that it’ll be awkward meeting for the first time. Everyone’s giving it their best shot for a start.”

Producer Seo Soo Min also noted that while the new members might be lacking somewhat as variety entertainments, he believes that it will be interesting to see what kind of chemistry all the different characters bring to the show.

“There are many who have doubts about the show, but despite those doubts, season three has begun. You’re not watching ‘1N2D’ because you want to see close friends going on a vacation. It’ll be interesting to watch the members come together as they encounter sleeplessness and dissatisfaction.”

He added, “The Bokbulbok game, the trademark of ’1N2D,’ will continue in season three. We’re definitely also keeping the wake-up mission, but it’s going to be distinctly different. We’ve prepared different equipment. Season three will center on the stories of those who going on the trips. Unexpected combinations, how people who don’t mix get along, and whether the trips actually happen, please anticipate the new season.”

The first broadcast of “1N2D” season three is scheduled to be on December 1, and we will be able to finally meet the newseason three cast members. The cast began filming the third season on November 22, along with remaining members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min, in Inje, Gangwon-do. With producer Seo Soo Min and producer Yoo Ho Jin taking the helm, audiences will be curious to see if “1N2D” can return to its former glory.

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