Jackson Wang and Song Joong Ki Join New Physical Competition Reality Show
China has launched a new fitness and muscle reality show that many believe is a copycat of Physical: 100.
Can’t get enough of Netflix’s hit reality show Physical: 100? You’re in luck if you’re checking out the new release, as Chinese media giant Tencent has just announced the launch of its program, which looks a lot like Netflix’s successful Korean competition.
In Physical: 100, 100 contestants competed through a series of demanding physical challenges for a prize of 300 million Korean won.
According to Tencent, contestants on their show “I Can” will team up to complete a series of physical challenges.
The winning team then meets an all-star team of international challengers. The show is currently recruiting contestants with no gender restriction. The minimum age for participation is 18 years.
A number of celebrities have reportedly received invitations to participate, including Jackson Wang, 28, Eddie Peng, 40, Li Xian, 31, Duan Yihong, 49, Grace Chow, 34, Mao Xiaotong, 35, and even Song Joong Ki (37).
Not surprisingly, netizens began comparing “I Can” to “Physical: 100,” with many criticizing Tencent for essentially copying the latter show.
“We still lack creativity, after so many years, our variety shows are still copying Korean shows,” wrote one netizen.
Others, however, said they were looking forward to the show thanks to casting rumours.
Some said they were looking forward to the appearance of Jackson, who was a fencer at the Youth Olympic Games.
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