Boy band Super Junior member Heechul has been cast as a host for talk show "Radio Star," one of the two segments of public network MBC's "Golden Fishery."
Producers at MBC said Monday that Heechul took part in a pre-recording for the Wednesday show as one of its official hosts including TV personalities Kim Kuk-jin, Yoon Jong-shin and Kim Gura.
"He's the host of his own radio show and he has always been a glib speaker so we judged that he would be perfect as a host for 'Radio Show' as well," producers further explained.
Heechul is replacing Sin Jung-hwan, a singer-turned-TV personality who has remained overseas since late August after being suspected of illegal gambling at casinos in the Philippines.
Heechul, 27, first started out in the entertainment business with a role in KBS' teenage drama "Sharp 2" in 2005 and then began his singing career as one of the members his popular boy band which has remained one of the most popular K-pop acts in Asia.
As one of the more humorous and nimble-witted members of the group, Heechul has also extending his career into variety programs.
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