Korean TV stars quit over gambling scandal

Two cast members of South Korea’s KBS reality show Two Days and One Night have resigned after being accused of involvement in gambling large amounts on golf.

Actor Cha Tae-hyun and comedian Kim Jun-ho said that they played golf for fun and returned the bets right after the game. The two both denied that they played the game abroad.

The allegation came to light after police examined a mobile group chat of the show’s cast members as part of the ongoing investigation into singer Jung Joon-young, another cast member of the KBS program.

“As a public figure and veteran of 2 Days and 1 Night, I should have set a good example and I deeply regret the fact that I was not able to do so,” Kim Jun-Ho said in a statement.

“I fully realise that I am responsible for this issue and have decided to step down from all my programs. I will worker harder and become a person with a greater sense of responsibility. Once again I deeply apologise for causing concern to many people.”