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‘Running Man’ Kim Jong Kook Says He Wasn’t Used to Making Acceptance Speeches

Kim Jong Kook opened up about behind the scenes of the Entertainment Awards in an episode of Running Man aired on the 3rd.

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Jee Seok Jin told Kim Jong Kook that he looks good after receiving the grand prize, referring to him winning the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards. Soon after, Kim Jong Kook got shy at the mentioning.

Whilst the members shouted Kim Jong Kook’s name and even tried to toss him up in the air, the winner of the award did not let them as he was too embarrassed. Lee Kwang Soo playfully complained, “Can’t we celebrate as much as we want?”

Kim Jong Kook said, “I always have made a brief speech for the grand winner. I wasn’t used to giving a speech for that long at the end.” To this, TV personality Haha said, “There was nothing to think about. You were the grand winner.”

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Furthermore, the members congratulated Haha for winning the Top Excellence Award. They celebrated by tossing him up in the air. He said, “I felt sorry for Jihyo. I was so engaged that I only said the names of the people right in front of me, and Jihyo was not there. So I couldn’t mention her name.” As he mentioned that a lot of people were messaging him on SNS about it, he asked Jihyo to confirm that she’s not upset. Song Ji Hyo responded with “I’m actually a little disappointed,” as she drew laughter. 

On the other hand, Lee Kwang Soo also pointed out that Song Ji Hyo also left him out in his acceptance speech.

 

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