Ahn Jae Hyun Forgoes Appearance in “New Journey To The West 7”
The actor decided not to appear in the seventh season of the variety program.
Ahn Jae Hyun will not join New Journey to the West 7. On September 16, a source from tvN confirmed the news “after a long discussion”. The source said that the members respected the actor’s decision.
The network source also added that the production team will continue with the shoot with the current six members: Kang Ho Dong, Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, Pyo Ji Hoon (Block B’s P.O.), WINNER’s Song Mino and Super Junior’s Kyu Hyun.
“The production team decided to shoot without Ahn Jae Hyun’s replacement. We plan to shoot in the latter part of this year with six members,” an official said.
Ahn has been recently embroiled in a messy divorce battle with estranged wife Ku Hye Sun. As private matters become public and with netizens weighing in on their conflicts, things have been stressful for both parties.
Since the divorce issue, both has suffered a blow to their celebrity images to the extent that people demand Ahn Jae Hyun’s removal from the drama he is currently filming and from New Journey to the West. On her part, Ku Hye Sun, through her legal representative, announced that she will “temporarily suspends her entertainment activities.”
Ahn Jae Hyun first appeared in the program in 2016. He was the new member for the second season of New Journey to the West and since then has become a regular cast until season six which aired last year.
Source: sports chosun