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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 19 days ago

'Weekly Idol' to be revamped + Kim Shin Young, Yoo Se Yoon, and Lee Sang Min are leaving

Yoo Se Yoon, Kim Shin Young, Lee Sang Min
MBC Every1's 'Weekly Idol' will be going through some major changes. 

On November 21, a rep of MBC Every1 announced the idol show will be revamped in January 2019. The current MCs Kim Shin Young, Yoo Se Yoon, and Lee Sang Min are leaving the show. The main producer and staff members are also going to be changed. The new MCs are not yet confirmed. 


Back in February, Jung Hyung Don and Defconn left 'Weekly Idol' after 7 years. Kim Shin Young, Yoo Se Yoon, and Lee Sang Min have been taking charge since April.

Stay tuned for further updates on the new 'Weekly Idol.'
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ItsKDay 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Not to be harsh but thank god. I did not connect with the new host at all,they just seemed so awkward for the program

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JakeyWantsCakey 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

I actually like all three MCs individually but there is no denying that the show took a major dive once they took over. Doni and Coni aren't gonna comeback with Idol Room doing so well but hopefully they'll be able to secure a duo or trio with more CHEMISTRY! The next MCs need to be people who already know each other and work well together.


There's no denying that hosting a show like Weekly Idol is a difficult job, you kinda have to do the OPPOSITE of what you're usually expected to do on other shows, you have to allow yourself to fade into the background a bit and make the guest of the week the star of the show. Not everybody has the skill to pull that off.

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Soulbrother 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I was the same it was pretty shocking how bad they are together haha, they're so good in anything else. HUGE HUGE shoes to fill though replacing Doni/Coni

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maragana 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

The guests should just go on Idol Room. It's pretty much the same format w/ the original hosts. Even if it's on a smaller network, it's still the more interesting show.

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MaeilKpop 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

The guests ARE going on Idol Room, that's why MBC is revamping this show. Twice and BP went on Idol Room but not Weekly Idol for their most recent comebacks, that proved that WI was irrelevant. MBC needs to bring the viewers back to their show.

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Shiv_love_kpop 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Looking forward to good MCs.... The current season was an utter bore....

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manupecks 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Heechul with someone else? or Hani with someone else? Or Sunny with someone else?

I'm not sure if that would work, I just really enjoyed when they hosted

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Fantastic99 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

I wish they could bring Doni and Coni back. Even if I didn't stan an idol, I still watched the show with them on it but this season, I only watched if I liked the idol and I get really bored of the MCs. Thank god they are changing the MCs. To quote IOI "Finally"

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Sword7 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

IKR doni and coni were really funny and interactive with the idols

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potatopotahto 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

bring back hani and heechul !!!

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SusanLiu 19 days ago 4
19 days ago

Well, Weekly Idol was amazing with Jung Hyung Don and Defconn, but mbc just had to change the MCs....

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hitthemark 19 days ago 2
19 days ago

actually the guys left to start idol room on jtbc so they had to find replacements, they weren't fired

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NORM 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Nah MBC removed the original staff, so Doni & Coni left & joined him when he decided to start Idol room. Basically Idol Room wouldnt have existed if MBC didnt try to fix what wasnt broke -_-

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prasetycion 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

good one!

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hiroonakamura 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

amazing is a bit too much though. it could be funny at times but it could also be pretty boring when the idols they had one weren't so good or funny

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Igot7teenbangtan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I loved Heechul and Hani as MCs back when they filled in for Jung Hyung Don. They were so funny

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rosyjimin 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

I would love if Heechul and Hani were the new MCs (iconic duo), or Song Joongki or Park Bogum, they would make great hosts and are really popular

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finayosefina 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

to be honest i didn't really watch weekly idol, since doni and coni no longer there :( so i watch idol room until now :) this is just my thoughts but, the 3 new mcs vibes are just really awkward, totally disapointed

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Arcwindz 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Welp, got to say that was to be expected. The last episode i watched was the one with fromis9, they did improve, but definitely not there yet.


Though i'm not sure who can replace them, and what the hell happened to random dance... That was a great segment

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Soulbrother 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

This was inevitable they simply didn't gel on this show together, I was shocked at how bad they were on the show, They are all hilarious when in anything else but Weekly idol > no. I love the 3 of them too but Shin Young is so annoying in Weekly Idol and they're all so strict compared to Doni and Coni that it makes it look like a chore than a variety show....Go Heechul and if poss Dahyun, Hani, Bomi, Yoojung or heaven forbid the almighty madness that is Mijoo

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Ninja_Poster 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Kim Shin Young is a very bad TV host - she's in love with her own voice.

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Jonis 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Agree.

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prasetycion 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

She Looks like bossy, but that character is not good for Idol Program...

Sangmin to weak if shinyoung speak up

and seyoon to passive

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dfdbfan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I think Shin Young took the leader role since the other two are passive and don't know what to do around idols, but it doesn't come out really well

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BMu 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Kim Shin Young is good at reality show not this kind of show, if u watch Invincible Youth , she was pretty funny

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Araan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Since Doni and Coni are probably not coming back because of Idol Room. WE NEED HANI AND HEECHUL AS NEW HOSTS WITH SUNGKYU AFTER HE RETURNS FROM MILITARY

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eigb10 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Heechul & Hani need to comeback

It would be amazing if sunggyu was there (if only he wasn't in the military rn)

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aylmao 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Good choice, the show honestly just isnt the same without doni and coni, even tho idol room has lower ratings all the groups would still rather appear on that show because its a better experience

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xoliaxo 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

HEECHUL

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raabbit 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

BRING BACK HEECHUL AND HANI

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jmnjme 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

If they get Hani & Heechul, I swear it'll take off! Their chemistry working together is soooo good! Not to mention the sexual/annoying-brother-sister tension between the two lol

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Kosmo_Lap 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

The simple solution is to have girl groups every week.

Not that many viewers care about seeing boy groups.

Guys like to watch girls and girls like to watch guys and girls. Do the math.


I only watch weekly idol and idol room episodes when there are girl groups.

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Tiger_Tony 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

They only need two hosts, and Bomi would be my choice for one of then, although I know her commitments with APink would make this unlikely

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prasetycion 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Thats was what you had for BETRAYED the PD, STAFF, and The Host who Keeping and Growing

All knows how all Fired, cuase MBC protest last year, MBC desides to Fires the PD and all staff Support the protest but that an BAD decision. Abbadoning Good Staff/ Good Resources makes MBC goes down

like Infinite Challange, Weekly Idol and more


see the history, when joseon cleanning half of parliament enemy of the faction in goverment the kingdom lost of his power whoever what kind that execute possed to

all get down


MBC now looks like Wrecked Ship

Cleans all High Pottential Sources cause of Revenge for the Protest speak up is NOT GOOD CHOICE

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sandy32000 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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yeahkpop16 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Not all celebrities work well together as hosts and these 3 did not mesh well at all. The hosts and the format in general pretty much coddled the idols as well. Some idol fans complained that DoniConi were too aggressive with the idols but at least it was interesting to watch and even surprising for both the idols and the viewers. Season 2 was sooo boring.

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moha20 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Heechul and hani were funny

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jeanny88 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

I hope the new Mc WILL HAVE A GOOD CHEMISTRY WITH THE PROGRAM becausce MC are playing the important role with all of programme

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pink_oracle 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

I hope they have a better idea of what actually fits with the show now and can make a better selection.

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Spinereader 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

They shouldn't have had three hosts. They needed two, one a straight man/woman (meaning more reserved), and one a bit more silly.

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Melii96 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

I knew this wasn't going to work out. Replacing donny and conny is like replacing yoo jaesuk in running man, it does work the chemi isn't the same. Donny and Conny made the show and i know the writers and PD's did a lot of work but it isn't just them that made the show. The host made it work with their idea's, your not going to get that partner ship back so easily. No hate to the new host but they are better individually not together.

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cnpvj 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Aw but I really loved them when I watched Stray Kids on there recently. They're kind and funny enough but most of all they actually let the guests talk...

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elfinkyy 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

We all know it's going to take a lot for Weekly Idol to be back to what it was - Doni and Coni were basically the show itself and they really made it into what it is today

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Sehunicron 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Good. They were functional but not good

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Not_interested 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Heechul was very suitable with weekly idol also Hani did a good job. I think they need to bring one veteran funny idol+comedian which has knowledge about idols.

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csome2 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

i have been watching idol room on Vlive a lot


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csome2 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

i know i shouldn't be bashing but this cast wasn't working, l love comedian Jeong Hyeong-don and rapper Defconn

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Ribonette 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Finally! It was cringe to watch them. No hate or whatsoever, but they just didn't have chemistry and interactions with artists felt forced. Maybe I'm Doni Coni biased, but this new Weekly Idol wasn't my cup of tea.

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hollowman 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

in the very first place, why fix something that wasn't broken?

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prasetycion 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

what makes supposed to Defcon Left after fulfill 7years?

PD and Staff inniciate the program fired after supporting the protest in MBC last year....

that not revealed in public news but all know what really happend Inside theres

Not "Weekly Idol", "Infinty Challenge" too! What maskes 13Years Variety Show Most Popular arround World STOPPED?
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SonnyinLV 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

wish those requesting heechul would stop. Guy's a womanizer extraordinaire. Can't stand him, can't keep his hands off the girls...

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cpttsubasa 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Call me suprised!


Changing WI was one the dumbest decisions ever. Almost everything which was good about the show is now in Idol Room. I doubt any further change will bring back the glorious times,

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prasetycion 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

She Looks like bossy, but that character is not good for Idol Program...

Sangmin to weak if shinyoung speak up

and seyoon to passive....


I dont thing New PD/Staf or MC can Fix

The program can survive in 2year more If that find an Lucky Host to fulfill

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RyenLux 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Can't say I'm surprise. They were never able to carry on the hype set by Don and Conn. The show is a friggin' mess after they took over.

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Sword7 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

finally it was so cringey/boring AF to watch weekly idol with those 3 the suffering is over!

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Merasan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Finally! They didn't have any chemistry and didn't really make the idols shine.

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jigsawpuzzle48 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The power behind Weekly Idol wasn't necessarily the format of the show but rather the MC's, Doni/Coni made the show with their witty comments and entertaining personalities. Heechul and Hani both did a great job as well because they have endearing variety personalities so they made up for Hyungdon's absence. Plus they all had excellent chemistry with each other and the guests which is why you see a lot of groups picking Idol Room over Weekly Idol, when in the past it seemed like groups were dying to show on Weekly Idol.


Kim Shin Young, Yoo Se Yoon and Lee Sang Min are great variety personalities by themselves but they didn't have the right chemistry together and with the guests. They didn't seem to be able to carry the power of the previous hosts during their run and couldn't engage with the audience.


I wonder how MBC plans on revamping the show.




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little_giant 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

what about Haha and an MC Mong type persona? Like the old HahaMong show!

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SUnknown 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I dont want to sound too rude but good!! They were VERY boring to watch. It looked awkward half the time and forced. They need people who are comfortable with the idols and can actually host. They should just cancel the show or try to bring back coni and doni.

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Cheo 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

This is what you get when you use 3 sidekicks as main MCs. The staff should've known this before hand. You need a main MC who can keep the show on track and as much as I enjoy these 3, they arent host material. The closest is Kim Shin Young but even she needs someone to take the lead and let her do her thing. With Happy Together on the brink of cancellation, it would be in MBCs best interest to do WHATEVER they can to scoop up Yoo Jae Suk as their main MC and then find 1 to 2 sidekicks that work well with him. Kim Shin Young would work and if they decided to add another they could use a different idol each week/moth.

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lexuswoo 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Let's hope it'll be better this time....

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NJMSJMDCT_TW 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

LOL, Doni and Coni are irreplaceable, since these trio took over the show i didnt watch a single episode of this "NEW" Weekly idol. LOL, Idol Room is way more better than Weekly Idol.

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Mkm 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I think 3 mcs is too much. I like kim shin young she suits the show that have idols, they should keep her and bring another idol mc,leeteukor heechul would work great with the show, unfortunately it wont happen :(

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NORM 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

IMO They should have ended Weekly Idol & made a new show when Doni & Coni left.

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BangtanVIP 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

don't want to be mean but didn't like the current hosts as well. Happy there will be a change.

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deza7744 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Honestly glad they are changing the whole thing, the MCs are great on their own but it was a hard act to follow from Doni and Coni. Interested to see who will be the new MCs and the new concept of the show with the changing of PD.

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jokbal_is_yum 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Welp, can't say I'm not surprised.
They all were up and down in the various clips I saw (couldn't take watching an entire show at once), plus they would've always been fighting an uphill battle against the shades of Doni and Coni.

It'll sure be interesting seeing how the "revamp" goes and who gets tapped as new hosts.

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Cutechanbin 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

not gonna be rude but

THANK THE LORD

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Rand_Al_Thor 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Wow complete slaughter.

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MajesticFaith 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Weekly Idol is pretty much done....

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Celebration 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

They shouldn't have 86'd Coni and Doni like that. This what happens when you try to fix something that wasn't broke. Idol Room could have easily been a revamped Weekly Idol.

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taichou_san 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

i knew it this new weekly idol wont last long...the mc is boring and u can clearly see they not really know/close/friendly to the idols at all...they need the mc that idols can have chemistry with...like doni coni before...if they gonna hired a new one...it will be heechul and hani if they wanna make the old concept 2 mc...or if 3 mc put sunny?sejong?

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Secretninja312 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Whelp we knew this was going to happen sooner or later. I actually don’t hate the current MC’s and I feel bad about all the backlash they keep getting and how they’re picked apart for every little thing they did on the show. It wasn’t their fault they replaced DoniConi. The issue I had was how much they tried to change the format of the show, they discontinued a lot of the games and segments that I always looked forward to, like the magic dance, oppaya aegyo, and the mini games w/ the credit cards. They also barely even do random play dance now. But I do like that they were allowing rookie idols or lesser known groups come in for a short segment in the beginning of episodes to introduce themselves. Hopefully whatever they do doesn’t tank the show even more and the new hosts don’t get picked apart like these three did.

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EXID_is_the_EXIT 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

I will miss this MCs

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walkertexasrange 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Lee Sang Min is hiliarous. He's the best on My Ugly Child

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lemonpop 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Coni and Doni please :D

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HWSQ (Banned) 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Well that job didn't last long.

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dahyessi 19 days ago 3
19 days ago

Coni and Doni were kicked out they didn't left, and I won't be surprised if this three were kicked out too but i don't mind since they weren't funny and felt like they were trying to hard. Tbh having senior idols would be cool, maybe they can get heechul and hani to mc again.

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HaveSomeKookies 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Kicked out where? Both ran the show for almost 7 years, starting from EP1 (July 23, 2011) till EP348 (March 28, 2018). It's only natural to seek out for other possibilities when you did a job this long...

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prasetycion 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

what makes supposed to Defcon Left after fulfill 7years?

PD and Staff inniciate the program fired after supporting the protest in MBC last year....

that not revealed in public news but all know what really happend Inside theres

Not Weekly Idol, "Infinty Challenge" too! What maskes 13Years Variety Show Most Popular arround World STOPPED? can you telling that?

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dahyessi 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

My bad, they weren't kicked out, it was their production team so as a way of support coni and doni quit the show.

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hiroonakamura 19 days ago 2
19 days ago

both of these idol shows suck. Weekly Idol sucks. Idol Room sucks too.

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taichou_san 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

lmao if u see more idol go to idol room compared to weekly room nowadays...heck im bet u dont even watch it

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hiroonakamura 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

i gave both shows a shot. they werent really that funny

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