Host Kim Yong Man dropped from shows after gambling away $1.1m

21 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

After being charged with illegal sports gambling, well known variety show host Kim Yong Man has decided to leave all of his five programs.Kim Yong Man is currently the host of SBS‘˜s ‘˜Star Couple Show‘˜, KBS2‘˜s ‘˜Do Dream‘˜ and ‘˜Vitamin‘˜,JTBC‘˜s ‘˜Competition of Doctors‘˜, and MBC‘˜s ‘˜Section TV‘˜.Kim Yong Man announced  the news to individual broadcast stations and also stated, “I will take time off to reflect.‘One program’s rep revealed that they have already taken steps for damage control, revealing, “We decided to edit out the scenes featuring Kim Yong Man in the previously recorded shows to the best of our ability.‘If you’re just catching up with the news, Kim Yong Man has been charged with participating in illegal sports gambling, having gambled over 1 billion KRW (approximately $1.1m) since 2008.

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