Mnet’s music talk show “Beatles Code” is in the need of a new MC after their previous MC, Tak Jae Hoon, was indicted on charges of illegal gambling. With a lot of potential MC candidates also under investigation on illegal gambling charges, it appeared that Mnet might struggle to find someone suitable. However, it appears that those concerns might be unfounded with latest news reports claiming that Mnet is actively looking towards casting one of the most ideal MCs for the position, Shin Dong Yup.
According to a statement given to news media outlet “Star News” by an Mnet official, Shin Dong Yup is currently being considered to replace Tak Jae Hoon for the third season of Mnet’s popular music talk show, “Beatles Code.”
The official states that “We have offered the MC role to Shin Dong Yup, and we are discussing this positively.”
However, Tak Jae Hoon wasn’t the only MC in the show; he was partnered up with Super Junior‘s Shindong along with resident members Yoo Sang Moo and Jang Dong Min. In regards to these members, the official states that “Since the MC positions have not yet been changed, there is a chance that there could be changes to this as well.”
Mnet’s “Beatles Code Season 2” started to make a name for itself after its initial MC, Kim Tae Won, was replaced by Tak Jae Hoon. The show than began to take on a concept that was akin to what viewers may see on MBC’s “Radio Star,” that is, a talk show based upon music known for being rather brutal towards its guests. Tak Jae Hoon’s quick wit and partnership with Shindong gave the show a lot of character, with the MCs working together to draw the most out of their guests.
It will be interesting to see how Shin Dong Yup does on the show if he does end up manning the show. He has a lot of similarities with Tak Jae Hoon, and his wit has proven to be one of the highlights of KBS’s “Immortal Song 2.” He is definitely an MC of some renown who has recently been on the up rise again in recent years thanks to performances on shows such as tvN’s “SNL Live” and jTBC’s “Witch Hunt.”
In either case, Mnet’s “Beatles Code Season 3” is expected to start airing sometime in mid-December once the MC positions have been positively confirmed.