“Hometown Flex” PD Praises And Thanks Lee Seung Gi and Cha Tae Hyun For Being Great Hosts

Following the recent announcement that tvN’s “Hometown Flex” was coming to an end, producing director (PD) Yoo Ho Jin spoke about the program and filming with Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Seung Gi.

On September 20, “Hometown Flex” aired a special episode to bid farewell to the variety show. The program ended just over two months after it first premiered on July 13.

“Hometown Flex” gave hosts Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Seung Gi the opportunity to explore cities across Korea with the help of celebrity guests who grew up in the area. Although their guests brought lots of energy and laughs to the show, the hosts also received a great deal of love and praise from viewers.

Regarding the contributions of Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Seung Gi, Yoo Ho Jin commented, “I believe that without these two people, it would have been so much harder to work this program out. I even think it might have been impossible. Since some places have to do with an individual’s personal memories, they might have inevitably been a bit bland, and there were also many personal stories that could have been hard to listen to and understand if you weren’t paying proper attention. With regards to those aspects, Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Seung Gi are both individuals who pay so much attention to and lend their ears to other people, and I think that was the strength that allowed this program to be established.”

He continued, “In order to mix in a bit of entertainment, we played games on the show, and unlike recent observational reality shows, that kind of element requires a lot of experience, sense, and wit. Even in these moments, because the two are so experienced and talented, they were able to help lead unfamiliar guests throughout filming. I really see it as a stroke of genius.”

The PD added, “I want to thank them for everything: on a program that made it easy for guests to outshine [the MCs], I want to thank them for having the skills to overcome that obstacle and showcase their individual charms, and I also want to thank them for showing such genuine interest and consideration for the guests.”

“Hometown Flex” came to an end after being unable to film for several weeks due to COVID-19, and the producers will discuss the possibility of returning for a second season once the situation improves.

Watch “2 Days & 1 Night,” Cha Tae Hyun and PD Yoo Ho Jin’s previous program together, with English subtitles below!

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