Halt in broadcast for Ethan Ruan’s new reality program

CCTV’s Infinite Challenge to take a 2-week break


The new reality variety program Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan appears on, China’s version of South Korea’s Infinite Challenge, will halt broadcast for two weeks, returning on January 3.

China’s Infinite Challenge faced a similar fate when its debut on CCTV was pushed back by two weeks to December 6.

In an official explanation published on the programme’s Weibo account, the show is postponing airing the December 20 and 27 episodes due to “adjustments to the presentation of the television network's programmes.”

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For past episodes, Ethan, 33, was assigned to sell soap by the roadside, work among a crew of flight attendants and dig for lotus roots in a muddy field.

This latest blow follows a string of bad luck the actor has suffered since his high-profile split from his girlfriend of eight years, Taiwanese actress and model Tiffany Hsu, 31, in March. Since then Ethan has been rumoured to have cheated on her with a married Chinese celebrity, and he also suffered injuries when he got into a motorcycle accident.

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