Korean actor Lee Jong-suk will serve as a temporary host of SBS’ “Inkigayo” starting next month.

A rep with his agency Wellmade StarM told 10Asia over the phone on Friday that Lee has been earmarked to lead SBS’ Sunday music show as a substitute emcee in June.

“Lee will take the place of songstress IU while she is on her nationwide tour. He will be joining KARA’s Gu Hara and Nicole, but the exact date of when he will begin hosting is still not finalized,” the official said.

Lee first started out in the business as a model and soon landed a role as Lee Woo-hyun in SBS’ TV series “Princess Prosecutor” in 2010. He became a household after starring in the popular drama “Secret Garden” (SBS, 2011).

The model-turned-actor recently starred in MBC’s sitcom “High Kick 3” and appeared in sports film “Korea” opposite top actress Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona.

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