Kim Yu-na Set to Host Celebrity Skating TV Show

      May 06, 2011 09:02

      Kim Yu-na /Courtesy of SBS

      Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na will begin hosting a skating TV show on SBS later this month. On Sunday, the last day of her three ice shows at Jamsil Gymnasium, she will introduce 10 celebrities who have been picked to appear in "Kim Yu-na's Kiss and Cry."

      Scheduled to premiere on May 22, the series will pair the celebrities with professional skaters to perform a figure skating program each week. One team will be eliminated per week, and the winner will get to perform in Kim's ice show in August.

      It is first of its kind in Korea, although there are similar shows overseas, including Britain's "Dancing on Ice," which is hosted by former Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

      Kim will host the show alongside comedian Shin Dong-yeop as well as mentor the cast and serve as judge. On Tuesday she posed for photos for the show and had the first shooting session with Shin.

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