Soloist Lee Chaeyeon (former IZ*ONE member) and Haein from LABOUM have made the decision to withdraw from Mnet’s upcoming survival show, Queendom Puzzle. Despite their withdrawal, as they had already taken part in the first recording session, Mnet has chosen to include their performances in the broadcast rather than editing them out.
Furthermore, Mnet has decided not to recruit replacements for Lee Chaeyeon and Haein, resulting in the competition proceeding with 26 contestants instead of the initially planned 28.
Mnet has given an official statement regarding this to Star News.
Lee Chaeyeon and Haein have dropped out of our new variety program Queendom Puzzle for personal reasons.~ Mnet
There is currently no decision made yet regarding casting additional members to replace them.
The first episode of Queendom Puzzle will air on June 13th.