Carol Cheng Ends Contract with TVB

Veteran actress Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲) is also a quick-witted host for talk shows and emcee at important TVB functions and events. After a 44-year working relationship with TVB, Carol announced that she will not be renewing her contract anymore.

Joining TVB in 1975, Carol is known for her powerhouse acting in many memorable dramas alongside big stars, such as Chow Yun Fat (周潤發), Alex Man (萬梓良), Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), and Dayo Wong (黃子華). In more recent years, Carol shifted her career to talk shows and emceeing. She has hosted many popular shows, including DoDo Goes Shopping <Do姐去Shopping> and Do Did Eat <Do姐有問題>.

When reached for comments, Carol said she wanted to “prevent any rumors or misinformation” by clarifying the reason for leaving. Denying that she is retiring, the 65-year-old merely expressed that she will no longer be signing long-term contracts with any company, and will instead work as a free agent to allow more free time to travel and enjoy her other hobbies. Stressing that she is leaving on good terms with TVB, Carol is not opposed to collaborating with the company in future projects of interest.

“I’ve been with TVB for a long time, and although they’ve been good to me, I still have an obligation to fulfill when I have a contract. I simply want to have more freedom, and it’s not about being unhappy or not getting along with someone. When the company and I discussed this, they were very respectful of my decision. There are no hard feelings at all. If there is an opportunity in the future, I’ll work with the company again,” She said.

The decision did not come easy, and Carol spent a lot of time mulling over the different options. She added, “There is no never-ending feast. At a time when I can make the decision, then I should make this decision. I struggled with my decision a bit. A part of me  is unwilling to let go. I will miss a lot of my colleagues, but this is not a permanent goodbye.”


This article is written by Huynh for

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  1. This is probably for the best as TVB doesn’t have a good track record for taking care of their older more dedicated actors (Lau Kong, for example). Not being on contract might mean not having to take pittances for wages.

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