On May 19 during the live broadcast of NTV's "Shiawase! Bonbi Girl", DAIGO was nominated to be the charity marathon runner for this year's "24-Hour Television 38 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" (August 22 and 23 broadcast).�
This nomination was made by the program's MC TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya.�"The person we want to see running is... DAIGO-san!" he called out.��
Prior to the nomination, DAIGO had said, "One thing I know is 'ON' ('Ore wa nai' = not me). I've�never seen a rock musician running," and "In any event, OZN�('Ore wa zettai nai' =�absolutely not me)." When he was nominated, he was dumbfounded, saying, "Me..." He couldn't hide his surprise until the very end of the program.�
It was also announced that NTV announcers Miura Asami and Hatori Shinichi would be this year's hosts. This will be their 2nd consecutive year to host the program.�
The theme of this year's '24-Hour Television' is "Tsunagu ~Toki wo Koete Egao wo~". V6 and Hey! Say! JUMP will team up as�"2-generation personalities".
V6's Nagano Hiroshi commented, "I've never associated DAIGO-san with the 'running' image, so when I heard the announcement, I thought, 'I'd like to see him running...' I'm sure he will accept it." Morita Go, who has run this marathon before, stated, "As an experienced runner,�I will support him as much as possible if he accepts."
DAIGO was given 1 week to make a decision. His response will broadcast live on the 2-hour special of 'Shiawase! Bonbi Girl' that's scheduled to air on May 26.�
Source & Image: Sports Hochi, Oricon
Thanks to�Karen Pang for the tip!
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