Yoo Hee-yeol plans to leave ‘SNL’
Yoo’s last appearance on the show will be Saturday, almost a year after he joined last September.
The comedian started as the host of a segment called “Weekend Update” but has recently been emceeing “People Update” as a solo host.
Yoo’s plan to leave is not a surprise, as the entertainer said on an episode aired early this month that he sometimes thinks about leaving the show.
“I have wondered several times whether or not SNL is a type of clothing that doesn’t fit me, or something that I cannot have,” he said.
Broadcaster tvN, which airs the show, says it will discuss how to change the segment.
It’s rumored that comedian Yoo Se-yoon, a host on cable channel JTBC’s “Witch Hunt,” will join the show to fill the empty spot.
By Lee Sun-min