Singapore singer Kenny Khoo quits as host of variety show 100% Entertainment

Kenny Khoo (right) with fellow host Nine Chen seen in a 2020 photo posted on social media on Aug 28, 2022. PHOTO: QIUFENGZE/INSTAGRAM

TAIPEI - Taiwan-based Singaporean singer Kenny Khoo is quitting Taiwanese variety show 100% Entertainment (1997 to present).

Khoo, better known as Qiu Fengze in Taiwan, cited his health and plans for the future as the reasons for quitting as host. The news was confirmed by 100% Entertainment on Sunday (Aug 28).

The 33-year-old, who has been based in Taiwan since 2014, said he was leaving with a heavy heart as hosting the show had become less like a job and was more like a second home for him.

He added that he would return as a guest from time to time in the future.

The programme announced that singer Lai will join the hosting team from September and partner with Nine Chen and Wayne Huang.

The four are members of the Taiwanese boy band W0LF(S), with Shou the fifth member and Khoo the band leader.

The five found fame through 100% Entertainment's regular game segment - which features the party game Werewolf - and later came together as a music group.

On Sunday, Khoo posted on social media a photo of him and Chen hosting 100% Entertainment in March 2020. He wrote, "Thank you", and tagged the variety show.

News of Khoo leaving the show was first reported on Aug 23 by Taiwan's China Times Weekly, which said that the singer had been previously injured while weightlifting. The injury flared up again in June, causing discomfort to his shoulders and hands.

W0LF(S) will be holding their first overseas concert in Singapore at The Star Theatre on Oct 14.

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