The “Running Man” staff reached out to the star, who gave a positive response in return. According to one SBS entertainment rep, “Rain has decided to participate in the filming of ‘Running Man’ taking place in Australia. However, because he has a packed schedule it’s still up in the air whether he will be departing with the staff.”
This would be Rain’s first time appearing on “Running Man.” Since Rain is athletic, many are looking forward to seeing him on the show. There may also be a possibility that other top stars might appear on the show, however the SBS entertainment rep made no promises. “Beside Rain’s appearance on the show, nothing else has been decided on. When the right time comes along, the staff will reveal the details,” said the representative.
So far, “Running Man” has filmed in Thailand, Macao and Vietnam. It will be the first time “Running Man” will film outside of Asia. The Australian tourist commission personally invited “Running Man” to film an episode there, attesting to the outstanding popularity of the show. The news of Rain’s participation in the show has also boosted interest in Australia as well.