It will surely be a new-look Hi-5 in 2009 with news that performer Sun Park is now leaving the show.
She is the third cast member to recently announce her departure following the resignation of original members Nathan Foley and Kellie Crawford.
“I didn’t really see myself doing Hi-5 into my 30s,” Park, who has been with the troupe for three years, told The Sunday Telegraph.
“I’m getting married next year and some time in the future I’d like to have kids and settle down.”
2008 has been a year of change for Hi-5, including the sale of the brand from Kids Like Us to Southern Star / Nine. There has been speculation that Foley and Crawford’s exits are part of a cost-cutting by the new owners. Park denied there had been any pressure for any of the members to leave and that it was entirely her decision.
The trio will perform with the group for the last time at Carols by Candelight on Wednesday night.
Source: Sunday Telegraph