Queer Eye's eighth season is on the horizon, and one of the Fab Five is making his departure from the series after it officially drops on Netflix. Bobby Berk—aka the interior design expert on the reality show—released a heartfelt statement on his social media profiles sharing the news with fans. "It's with a heavy heart that I announce that Season 8 will be my final season on Queer Eye," Bobby wrote. "It's not been an easy decision to be at peace with, but a necessary one. Although my journey with Queer Eye is over, my journey with you is not. You will be seeing more of me very soon."
Since Queer Eye's first season debuted in 2018, Bobby has gorgeously renovated the homes, workplaces, and special spaces for heroes as part of their transformation. He expressed that the show's community has "become family" to him in his statement.
"The love that I have received from you all over the last 6 years has been absolutely surreal. You have tuned in and been dedicated fans and together we were able to share the healing powers of design. I learned from you all about kindness, love and acceptance and that has changed my life for the better," Bobby continued. "The way you have embraced me and accepted me for who I am is something that l will truly carry with me for the rest of my life."
He also went on to thank all the heroes that have been featured on the lighthearted reality series. "To all our wonderful, loving, amazing, and brave heroes there is so much I want to say, and so much gratitude I want to express to you all for letting me into your homes and hearts. It’s all because of you that I’ve kept going all these years and each and every one of you have changed me for the better. I’m so very proud of all of you! Being able to help guide you to find the best version of yourselves is something I never took for granted and never will." The designer closed out his post with the hashtag #foreverthefab5.
"We appreciate the heart and dedication Bobby Berk brought to Queer Eye over eight amazing seasons. He will always be a member of the Fab Five family and we wish him the very best," said ITV Entertainment, Scout Productions, and Netflix in a statement via Variety.
As for the reason behind his departure, neither Bobby nor Netflix have shared why he's leaving or if he's being replaced. One thing's for sure, though— the interior design king will truly be missed.
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