Taiwan's top hosts Kevin Tsai and Dee Hsu quit Mr Con & Ms Csi

The show's producer has urged hosts Kevin Tsai and Dee Hsu to reconsider their decision.
The show's producer has urged hosts Kevin Tsai and Dee Hsu to reconsider their decision.PHOTO: STARHUB

TAIPEI - Taiwanese hosts Kevin Tsai and Dee Hsu have quit their popular show after 12 years at the helm.

On Weibo and Facebook, Tsai wrote today: "I want to say goodbye to Mr Con & Ms Csi. Of course, the first person I informed about this was Dee, before I notified the show's boss Wang Wei-chung.

"I said, I want to make some changes. I've been with the show for 12 years... I will always remember this wonderful journey."

Hsu, 37, later indicated her desire to follow Tsai when she announced: "Without Kevin, Mr Con & Ms Csi won't be complete."

康熙是我和康永哥一起的創作,一起共同經歷的人生,一起擁有無法忘懷的十年~對我來說,康熙沒有康永哥就不完整了!所以,親愛的,我們就共進退囉!無論如何,love u forever~

Posted by 小S 徐熙娣 on Friday, 16 October 2015

A spokesman for CTi TV, which airs the show, confirmed the news, adding that Wang, the show's producer, was urging them to reconsider their decisions.

Tsai and Hsu have hosted some 3,000 episodes of the show since it started in 2004. The following year, they shared a Best Host in a Variety Programme accolade at the Golden Bell Awards.

The show, whose Chinese name was inspired by the two's names, also fuelled a trend of talk shows in Taiwan.

Hsu has taken breaks from the show including for her pregnancies, during which other female hosts sat in her place.

Tsai, 53, took a rare break for only three episodes in May, during which invited hosts temporarily took over from the two of them.