Popular TV Host Quits Shows After DUI Charge

Leading Korean comedian and TV host No Hong-chul quit two of his popular TV shows Saturday after being booked for driving under the influence of alcohol Friday evening.

The 35-year-old celebrity host of  MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” and  “I live Alone” reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test after being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in southern Seoul.

“I sincerely apologize for causing troubles to you for driving under the influence of alcohol. I’m really sorry for disappointing many of you who supported me by making a bad decision,” the 35-year-old comedian said through MBC.

“So, I’m expressing my intent to leave the TV programs that I’m currently appearing in,” he said. “This is my own decision to cause no further trouble to (the programs’) viewers.”


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