Leeteuk had been a frequent member of the show’s panel for many years before becoming an official co-host in 2011. However, he had to leave after a year in order to complete his military service.
On April 18’s episode, co-host Kang Ho Dong and the star panelists welcome Leeteuk back enthusiastically.
Kang Ho Dong announces proudly, “The son of ‘Star King,’ Leeteuk, has returned after two and a half years!” He then gives him a warm hug.
When Kang Ho Dong asks Leeteuk how he feels about coming back, Leeteuk says, “It’s like coming home.” Kang Ho Dong then compliments him on the fact that he is still great at hosting. “It’s as easy as chewing gum,” responds Leeteuk.
Leeteuk will now be a regular host on “Star King,” which airs every Saturday. He is also currently hosting the shows “I Can See Your Voice” on Mnet and “Match Made in Heaven Returns” on MBC Every1, and will soon be hosting the upcoming show “White Swan” on JTBC.