The reality show featuring K-pop diva Lee Hyo-ri’s life on Jeju Island, “Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast,” wrapped up Sunday evening on JTBC.
In the final episode, Lee shed tears after reading a heartfelt goodbye letter written to her by singer IU, who stayed as a guest and helper at Lee’s Jeju home throughout the show.
"Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast”(JTBC)
The show, which kicked off in June, surpassed a 9 percent viewership rating at its peak, according to Nielsen Korea, a new record for JTBC variety shows. Its final episode captured an 8 percent viewership rating, at the top of its time slot among cable shows.
The show followed Lee and her husband singer-songwriter Lee Sang-soon’s laid-back life on Korea’s southernmost island. The couple’s spacious home saw a number of guests stay over, including IU, lazy afternoons with Lee Hyo-ri’s dog and long picnics on Jeju’s picturesque seaside.
“Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast”(JTBC)
The show was only possible with Lee Hyo-ri, producer Jung Hyo-min told local media.
“I don’t think there is any other celebrity who has as much influence (as Lee), who is willing to show her everyday life and every single object in her home. (Lee) herself starred on the show in hopes that she could be a good influence to people,” said Jung.