KBS ‘Music Bank’ has been around for 20 years, and it served as a stepping stone for many top stars. Let’s take a look at some of the big shot celebrities who used to be the MCs of ‘Music Bank’!
Lee Jangu and U-IE are co-stars in KBS weekend drama ‘My Only One.’ The couple has already worked together in the past as the MCs of ‘Music Bank’ for a year. Lee Jangu said, “We worked in perfect harmony. And U-IE is so nice. She has a really easy-going personality.”
Park Bo Gum is another star from ‘Music Bank.’ He and Red Velvet‘s Irene showed a very special chemistry and were beloved by many viewers. He was very fond of the program, and he even said once, “I hope I can become the longest-lasting MC in the history of ‘Music Bank.’ Music Bank’ and I are deeply connected. My birthday is June 16th, and ‘Music Bank’ was born on June 16th as well.”
Unfortunately, his wish to be the longest-lasting MC did not come true. On his last day as the MC of ‘Music Bank’, Bo Gum said, “”It was an honor to be the MC of ‘Music Bank’ with Irene for 14 months, thou I’m a bit sad that I’m not the longest-lasting.”
The longest-lasting MC in the program’s history was Lee Hwijae, the twins’ father from ‘TheReturn of Superman.’ He spent 2 years and 6 months with ‘Music Bank’ 18 years ago. His partner MCs are now top stars, including Lee Nayoung, Kim Gyu Ri and Kim Min Joung.
Song Hye Kyo was one of Hwijae‘s partner MCs. She was only 19 years old at the time, so young!
Her husband Song Joong Ki was also an MC as well. His partner was actress Seo Hyo Rim, who stars in KBS daily drama ‘It’s My Life.’
SISTAR‘s Bora and actor Park Seojun were partners as well from 2013 to 2015.
Currently, ‘Music Bank’ is hosted by actor Choi Wonmyeong an Lovelyz’ Kei.
Choi Wonmyeong said, “In the past, I had trained to become a singer, so I had a strange feeling like, ‘If I had debuted as a singer in the past, maybe I would have been on that stage.'”
Kei said, “It’s an honor to be hosting the show, and I will make you wait for every Friday in the future. Please love ‘Music Bank’ a lot.”
‘Music Bank’ is broadcasted live on KBS World every Friday!
Showtime : Live: Fri 17:00 | Re-run: 23:00 | Eng Sub(RE): Sun 10:30, Mon 7:30 (Seoul, UTC+9)