After weeks of speculation by fans, denial by Kim Jong Kook and PDs, objection by antis, neutrals, the latest news today was that Kim Jong Kook has been confirmed as one of the permanent members on SBS Family Outing.
Having established his top variety star status through Xman before his enlistment, Kim Jong Kook has been receiving lots of invitations to be on variety shows since his release. Among variety shows recently, Family Outing has been hitting high strides with it’s ratings hovering above 20%. While you can’t discount the hard work that the existing family members have put in, the fact is that Kim Jong Kook had been on the show for the past 3 weeks. Kim Jong Kook’s honest and shy image has always been well-loved by viewers.
In an interview this morning with Asia Economy News, Family Outing PD Jang Hyuk Jae expressed, “Confirmed that Kim Jong Kook will be a permanent member.” But with regards to this, Kim Jong Kook’s management reply was, “We still have to confirm this.” Since his return and after some warming up, Kim Jong Kook’s gift of the gab has shown no signs of rustiness, making his rounds on the numerous variety shows, promoting his latest album Here I Am.