The Queer Eye gang is getting smaller.
Bobby Berk has revealed that he is leaving the Netflix series after its upcoming eighth season.
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Berk has been one of the ‘Fab Five’ since the streamer rebooted the reality series alongside Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France.
Berk is known as the interior design expert.
He also revealed that Season 8 of the show, which is produced by Scout Productions, has already been filmed in New Orleans.
His exit comes after Brown revealed he would stay on the show despite landing his own talk show, adding that he hopes that it goes to at least Season 12.
“To the Queer Eye Community who have become family to me. 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,” he wrote on social media. “I learned from you all about kindness, love and acceptance and that has changed my life for the better. 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. Throughout these years, you, the die-hard fans of Queer Eye, have all shared so many stories with me about how the show has touched your lives and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you for being brave enough to share your experiences.”
“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,” he added. “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that season 8 will be my final season on Queer Eye. 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.”
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