One Of Korea’s longest and most prominent music shows is coming to an end.
On July 18, media outlets reported that “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketch Book” will be coming to an end as the show’s host Yoo Hee Yeol is set to leave the show.
In the report, its alleged that the host himself wanted to step down after facing a series of plagiarism controversies. It was also reported that the last episode of the show will be filmed on July 19.
Later, Yoo Hee Yeol’s agency confirmed the news by sharing his official statement to Twitter. The agency said the last episode will be filmed this week. The 600th episode will mark the last episode of the show.
He also directly addresses the plagiarism accusations, he wrote,
He confirmed his last appearance will be the 600th episode.
KBS also confirmed the news in an official statement.
“Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketch Book” began airing back in April of 2009 and is known for being one of the biggest and longest-running late-night music shows in South Korea. It helped introduce Koreans to many musicians from all backgrounds and genres.