It had been previously reported that Changmin would be unable to join the cast for the trip to experience the '2014 Winter Olympics' to be held in Sochi, Russia in February. Although it was initially thought that he'd be sitting out for just the Russia trip, it has now been announced that he will have to leave the show entirely due to scheduling conflicts.
The show's rep stated, "Ending with the basketball special on the 15th, Changmin will leave the show."
"Changmin, who has been with us since the first episode, will be leaving the show. We thank Changmin who consistently showed his passion and sweat of effort through 'Our Neighborhood of Arts and Physical Education'... We ask for your love and support for Changmin who will be returning to his original career as an active [member of] TVXQ."
Although this means we won't be seeing Changmin on the show anymore, you can still catch the idol along with his fellow member Yunho on music programs and more as they continue their promotions!