Actor/singer Lee Seung-Gi became the host for Mnet’s new audition program, ‘Produce 48.’

On April 18, Mnet reported, “Lee Seung-Gi confirmed to become the representative of national producers for ‘Produce 48.'”

They added, “Lee Seung-Gi is a singer and actor who has lots of experiences in entertainment industry. He has received love and attention from the nation for his incredible hosting skills and humors. Thus, we thought he was a perfect candidate to become the host for our show.”

In conclusion, they said, “as the representative of national producers, he will be leading a total of 96 trainees until the birth of the first Korean and Japanese girl group.”

Following the footsteps of Jang Geun-Suk and BoA, Lee Seung-Gi will be leading the trainees through this long journey to debut. He will join the program with the next filming on April 23rd.

At the ‘2017 MAMA in Japan,’ Mnet announced the launch of ‘Produce 48.’ The program has combined the systems of ‘Produce 101’ and the concept of Japan’s AKB48 to create a global girl group. The program expects to air in the middle of June.

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Translated by Dasol Kim