A teary-eyed Quan Yifeng claimed her Best Programme Host trophy (her fifth in a row) last night at the Star Awards. “I don’t mind winning an award intermittently, but to win it consecutively is very paiseh (laughs),” she later tells 8days.sg.
The 48-year-old — who nabbed the award for the second season of her talkshow Hear U Out — was visibly emotional even after her win. She had just recently returned to Singapore, after having spent 11 months in Beijing where her daughter, Eleanor Lee, is based since 2015.
“Singapore is my home, but I couldn’t return [from China] so easily because of the pandemic. Everyone thought I didn’t want to do this job anymore,” she says. “But then I got this programme [Hear U Out], which was so exciting. Would people think, you only have this one programme and you got an award for it? So easy. I’m not exceptionally good — just lucky to get a good programme [to host].”