Figure skater Kim Yu-na poses at Incheon International Airport after returning from the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Monday. / Yonhap
By Chung Ah-young
Figure skater Kim Yu-na will host a new television show titled “Kim Yu-na’s Kiss and Cry” which will be aired on SBS from May 22.
The program will portray the challenging process of ten popular entertainers as they learn how to figure skate from professional skaters.
Kim will host the show together with comedian Shin Dong-yeop and also serve as a mentor as well as judge the participants’ performances.
The ten stars include comedian Kim Byung-man, singer U-Know of TVXQ, Crystal of f(x), IU, Son Dam-bi, actors Park Jun-geum, Seo Ji-suk, Lee Ah-hyun, Jin Ji-hee and speed skater Lee Kyu-hyuk.
Professional skaters will be paired with each participant and be tasked with multiple missions. The winners will have the opportunity to take part in Kim’s ice show slated for August.
“’Kiss and Cry’ is the first variety show to take place in an ice skating arena in Korea,” an SBS official said.
The first episode will feature various performances to overview the talents and basic skills of the participants and introduce Kim’s skating show.