Un-jash’s Ken Watabe has not been seen on terrestrial TV programs on key stations since the affair. However, his work is said to be steadily returning.
Watanabe rarely appears on key stations, but his appearances on local stations, YouTube, weddings, and business events are steadily increasing. Hiroyuki Ariyoshi also said on the radio that Watanabe is “making a lot of money.
In the midst of all this, at the end of April, a new YouTube channel was launched: “Un-jash Watabe’s Dream of Someday Appearing on a Gourmet TV Show on Terrestrial Wave: Location Hunting.
Before the scandal, Watabe was the reigning “king of gourmet in the entertainment world. He is known as the “king of gourmets” before the scandal, and his works include “I’ll teach you how to find a good restaurant, Watabe style. (Bungei Shunju-sha), and his knowledge and experience were sought after for his TV shows and other programs.
Watanabe has started a gourmet food program, which could be called his “real job. One would think that the show would have attracted a lot of attention, but so far the number of views has been a bit disappointing, with 54,000 for the first episode and 28,000 for the second episode (as of May 8). The number of subscribers is also struggling at 11,000.
In this program, Watabe dives into restaurants without an appointment and discovers new gourmet restaurants. Perhaps it is because Watabe had not been going on location without an appointment himself for some time, even before his self-restraint,
I’m afraid of the voices of real people on the street,” he said. People might throw stones at me or tell me not to come in. If that happens, will you cut it off in the editing?
I asked the staff.
I’ll take it all out,” he replied simply.
I’ll take it all out,” was the simple reply.
I don’t like it. If they show that, I’ll be told that he’s still hated in town.
It seems that he is concerned about the public’s opinion of him.
Furthermore, on the 5th, when Watabe appeared as a guest on the official YouTube channel of the comedy duo “Samaasu,” Kazuki Otake asked Watabe, “Are you okay?
Is everything all right?”
with a straight face. Watanabe replied
If it’s not okay, then you’re screwed! If that’s not okay, you’re screwed!
Watabe retorted, “If that doesn’t work, you’re screwed! Otake pointed at a female MC talent and asked, “I just caught a glimpse of you.
“I just caught a glimpse of you, are you okay?
Masakazu Mimura replied, “I eat everything.
I’ll eat anything.
The audience laughed when Masakazu Mimura said, “I’ll eat anything.
Watanabe has started a gourmet food program, which is his specialty, even if it is on YouTube. Will he be able to use it as a stepping stone to a return to terrestrial broadcasting as he had hoped? ……
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