In the latest broadcast of “Running Man” on June 13, the whole cast and crew made their final speech to Lee Kwang Soo as he departs from the SBS reality show.
“Running Man’s” Last Mission for Lee Kwang Soo: “My Special Brother”
Episode 559 began by sharing all the precious memories of Lee Kwang Soo in the show. The “Entourage” star was with the “Running Man” team for almost 11 years, and as a tribute to him, the production made a special event for the precious member.
As it serves as his last episode, the “Running Man” team asked Lee Kwang Soo all the things he wanted to do on his last day of the shoot. Lee Kwang Soo chose all the things his members liked, as being with them is already special.
“My Special Brother” race was prepared by the team as the members’ last mission with Lee Kwang Soo. The show invited a professional judge to give the right sanctions for all the uneven things that Lee Kwang Soo committed in the past years of doing various games.
In participation of the other members, they were tasked to do a secret mission where whoever had the highest numbers of photos with Lee Kwang Soo would get the same gifts from the production.
The race went extra special because each and everyone has to do their missions. Plus, Yoo Jae Suk, Seok Jin, Kim Jong Kook, HaHa, Song Ji Hyo, Jeon So Min, and Yang Se Chan were all clingy to Lee Kwang Soo, which added more fun and chaos during the race.
As they went to the next location then to another, new precious moments were made. Even the “Running Man” producer Choi Bo Pil got teary-eyed while in the middle of filming the show.
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Tears and Laughter Filled the Set as Lee Kwang Soo Parts Ways from “Running Man”
When the members finally arrived at their last location, everyone became serious and struggled to hold back their tears. The members also began to write their messages for Lee Kwang Soo.
The moment Lee Kwang Soo read the first letter from Seok Jin, he couldn’t hold back his tears, and even the other members became emotional.
The set was filled with laughter and tears while Lee Kwang Soo continued to read the messages he got from his members. But when it was his turn to read his letter, the team was caught wiping their tears.
Lee Kwang Soo kept on apologizing for leaving the show.
He said, “I have been with you for 11 years, thank you so much for making me who I am today and for making me feel like a member of a family. And I am sorry again.”
He went on, “I haven’t been able to do well for 11 years, but I think I did my best. ‘Running Man’ does my best every week without leaving anyone out. Please give me more love and support in the future. Thank you.”
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Written by Shai Collins