Following the news, the two shared their thoughts on leaving the show on Instagram. EXID's Hani wrote, "I was happy the past 6 months receiving much love from the two oppas. I hope 'Weekly Idol' with Hyung Don oppa's return remains at its position for longer and also receives more love. I appreciate everyone who allowed me to create so many happy memories."
Super Junior's Heechul also expressed, "Finally, Hyung Don hyung is coming back. As we have promised in the beginning, the youngest one and I will return to our original positions. Hyung Don hyung and Defconn hyung will once again create legendary 'Weekly Idol'. Also, I felt how amazing 'Weekly Idol' is even more as there aren't many programs for idols nowadays. Out of all, I think it's a very precious program because fans love seeing idol members being cute together. (I was too once the 'President of Elementary Students.' Oh, those years....). In the past, there were many, such as 'X-Man', 'Sponge', 'Youth Club', 'Love Letter', 'Six Heroines', 'Star Golden Bell', and more.. haha I am such an old person..... Well, our Hyung Don hyung. I hope you always be happy and healthy from now on. Goodbye now!! I'm leaving with good memories."
드디어 형돈이형이 돌아옵니다처음에 약조하였던 것처럼 저와 막둥이는 원래의 자리를 찾아가도록 하겠습니다형돈이형과 데프콘형 둘이 또 다시 전설의 <주간 아이돌> 만들겁니다 요즘 정말 아이돌들이 나갈 프로그램이 많지 않아 더더욱 <주간 아이돌>이 대단하다고 느껴졌습니다. 팬분들은 무엇보다 아이돌 멤버들끼리 꽁냥꽁냥 거리는 걸 제일 좋아하기 때문에..(나도 한때는 초통령.. 아 세월아....) 그만큼 더 소중한 프로그램일겁니다 옛날엔 X맨, 스펀지, 동안클럽, 연애편지, 여걸식스, 스타골든벨 등등.. 엄청 많았었는데ㅋㅋ 아 옛날 사람이여.... 우리 형돈이형. 앞으론 늘 행복하고 건강했으면 해요 그럼 안녕!! 좋은 경험 쌓고 갑니다 #주간아이돌 #데프콘 #정형돈