On November 23, “2 Days & 1 Night” said, “We are announcing that Kim Joo Hyuk, who was with us since the start of the third season on December 1, 2013, will be leaving the show.”
They explained, “Kim Joo Hyuk and the staff exchanged opinions while deciding when he will be leaving, and they wanted to set an example where both parties will be cheering each other on.”
They added, “The ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ staff relay our genuine thanks for his passion throughout it all. We will never be able to forget him. Although we can’t be together on broadcast anymore, but we will always be with him in spirit and cheer on Kim Joo Hyuk. We ask the viewers to cheer on actor Kim Joo Hyuk for letting the entire country laugh and cry.”
Meanwhile, Kim Joo Hyuk filmed his last episodes on November 20 and 21. The recorded parts will be aired starting November 29.