Producer Na Young Seok has chosen Ahn Jae Hyun as the new face of his upcoming show 'New Journey to the West 2'.
He'll be taking the place of Lee Seung Gi, who is currently serving his mandatory military service. This means Ahn Jae Hyun will be entering as the new maknae or youngest member on the show.
On February 18, the members of 'New Journey to the West 2', including Ahn Jae Hyun, flew to Chengdu, China to continue their shooting of the show. Many viewers were worried about Lee Seung Gi's absence, and they also grew curious about the possibility of a new member. However, tvN was rather secretive on this topic as the only statement they made was, "We do not know who will be the new member."
Ahn Jae Hyun seems to be the perfect fit as he already has experience from similar shows. In 2014, Ahn Jae Hyun was a member of the Chinese version of '1 Night 2 Days'. He also has experience working with one of the members, Lee Soo Guen, as he's previously appeared on 'High Society'.
The news of 'New Journey to the West 2' shooting in China quickly spread through Weibo as many people have uploaded pictures of them in public places such as subways.
Producer Na Young Seok is known to be the 'hawk eyes' as he is exceptionally good at casting, so the excitement of the new member, Ahn Jae Hyun, on is rising.