SINGAPORE: Singaporean veteran, host Quan Yi Fong, talked about the upcoming season of her talk show, Hear U Out, with Chinese news daily Lianhe Zaobao in a telephone interview. For Season 4 of the said show, the host will invite Hong Kong and Taiwanese celebrities instead of local personalities from the last three seasons.
Yi Fong admitted there had been challenges when she invited Singaporean celebrities to her show. She said: “I also wonder why some Singapore celebrities don’t dare to appear on my show. It should be easier in modern times — in the past, celebs were more careful with their words, but now they post freely on social media and mistakes are not uncommon.”
The host admitted: “Some artistes may have an old way of thinking, and don’t want to speak on the show. I feel that they may have to reflect on themselves. It’s not that we don’t want to invite them — we invited them, but got rejected.
I also want to thank those who have appeared on our show — even those who have had bad press appeared on our show, and which guest didn’t benefit from the appearance?” Yi Fong said.
More so, she shared how she helped her foreign guests to feel comfortable with her even if they didn’t know each other well. She ensured that the artist and their managers understood the purpose of the show and that for the artist’s benefit.
She also assured them they were treated with respect and could freely speak out if they felt uncomfortable.
None of the guests requested to stop during the filming process.
Hear U Out is a celebrity talk show where Quan Yi Fong leads guests in sharing their life stories and rumours that made headlines in the crowd. Popular celebrities, online influencers, and respectable personalities open up to the host for a fun, entertaining, yet meaningful show.
In the new episodes, Yi Fong will be going overseas – Hong Kong and Taiwan – to talk about juicy gossip and life realizations with celebrities such as Cantopop group Grasshopper, Hong Kong celebrity couple Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen, actor Him Law, former entertainer now TVB chief creative officer Wong Cho Lam, and singer-songwriter Eric Chou, host Bowie Tsang, and actress-producer Ruby Lin from Taiwan.