South Korea’s famous news announcer Lim Kyeong-jin has quit hosting MBC’s sport news on Feb 1 following his gaffe while under influence of alcohol.

Lim couldn’t follow his script properly and was slurring his words when reporting the news on Jan 31. TV audiences were fast to suspect that he was drunk while reporting the news, which he admitted later on.

According to Lim, he drank a bit during lunch to celebrate the Korean handball team’s victory against Japan… and couldn’t recover from the hangover in the evening.

The production team has also apologised for failing to notice Lim’s drunken condition before allowing his to report the news.

This is the 2nd high profile blunder from MBC’s news announcer in a month. News anchor Moon Ji-ae was replaced in early January for giggling at the end of a live broadcast.


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