SBS’ “Strong Heart” recorded its first episode without Kang Ho Dong on September 22. Lee Seung Gi, flying solo, showed confidence and wit, successfully hosting the popular talk show.
After it was firmly decided that Kang Ho Dong would step down from hosting the popular talk show “Strong Heart,” questions were raised on whether Lee Seung Gi would host the show solo or whether someone would join him. It was decided that Lee Seung Gi would go on to host the show by himself due to his experience as a competent MC and his familiarity with the show. While votes of confidence were given to Lee Seung Gi, it still remained to be seen how the first recording without the stronghold of Kang Ho Dong would proceeed.
Doubts were erased as it was reported after the first recording that the show was a success. Representatives of SBS stated, “Even though solo hosting must have been very nerve-racking, Lee Seung Gi pulled it off without any signs of nervousness. After observing the recording today, I once again impressed by his wit and skill.”
Although it will be sad to see “Strong Heart” without Kang Ho Dong, viewers can look forward to continuing to see Lee Seung Gi show off his talent as a funny and entertaining host.
The show was recorded under the theme “You in Faded Memories” with stars such as old-school singer Hyun Jin Young appearing. Hyun Jin Young was a former artist under SM’s Lee Soo Man and many SMTOWN artists have danced to his hit song. See the clip below.