Wu Chun was paid $2.4m to reveal life with daughter in new reality show

24 April 2014 / 2 years 6 months ago

Wu Chun (吳尊) once guarded his family’s privacy intensely, keeping his marriage a secret for years.

In October 2013 while promoting his new book Ignite Courage <決定勇敢>, Wu Chun finally admitted that he had married his teenage sweetheart, Lin Li Ying (林麗瑩), in 2009 and had a three-year-old daughter together.

Two weeks later, Wu Chun announced his son’s birth. A far cry from his days as an idol in Taiwanese band, Fahrenheit, Wu Chun is now more generous in sharing his loved ones with the public.

He proudly showcases his daughter, Nei Nei, in upcoming reality show, Dad is Home <爸爸回來了> for a SGD$ 2,414,604 (12 million RMB) price tag, reports Ming Pao.

Jayne Stars reports that last December, Wu Chun expressed that he would consider participating in a parenting reality show if the themes were positive.

He will treat it as play time spent with his daughter. Hunan TV’s reality show, Dad, Where Are We Going? <爸爸去哪兒>, depicted the relationships between celebrity fathers and their children.

The program was a raging success and re-ignited Jimmy Lin‘s (林志穎) career. The children have also become commercial darlings, with Jimmy’s son, Kimi allegedly being offered 150,000 RMB for a day of advertising work.

Hoping to produce similar ratings success, Zhejiang Satellite TV asked Wu Chun to star in reality show, Dad is Home <爸爸回來了>, which will be aired in late April, ahead of Hunan TV’s intended release of the second season of Dad, Where are We Going.

Since the public only got to know about Wu Chun’s family life in October, viewers are curious to see him interact with his daughter. Zhejiang TV reportedly offered Wu Chun 12 million RMB for his participation in Dad is Home.

Claiming to be the perfect father, Wu Chun will meet the challenge of being filmed in a 48-hour period with his daughter.

Wu Chun said, “Since I have announced getting married and having children, I already have nothing to hide. I really would like to share with everyone our relationship so I am really confident about our interaction this time.”

At an earlier press conference promoting Dad is Home, Wu Chun wore a T-shirt that said, “Rules for Dating My Daughter”.

He said, “I want my daughter’s future boyfriend to watch this program. He must be considerate like I am with my daughter. That’s the most important requirement.”

Besides Wu Chun, other male celebrities who will appear on the show include Mainland actor Jia Nailiang (賈乃亮) with his daughter, gold medalist athlete Li Xiaopeng (李小鵬) with his daughter, and acclaimed producer Wang Zhonglei (王中磊) with his son.

It was reported that Hunan TV had offered Hong Kong actor/singer Chilam Cheung (張智霖) 20 million RMB to appear on Dad, Where Are We Going? with his son.

However, Chilam rejected the offer due to schedule conflicts.

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