Bobby Berkthe popular interior design expert from the hit Netflix series, Queer eyeHe announced on Instagram that the upcoming eighth season would be his last.
In his post, Berk expressed his gratitude Queer eye Community he called family for the overwhelming love and support he has received over the past six years.
The 42-year-old acknowledged the surreal experience of connecting with fans and sharing the transformative power of design. Berk expressed his appreciation for the lessons he learned from the community about kindness, love and acceptance that have positively impacted his life.
“The love I have received from you over the last six years has been absolutely surreal. They tuned in and became avid fans, and together we were able to share the healing powers of design. I learned everything about kindness, love and acceptance from you and it changed my life for the better,” he said.
The outgoing performer took a moment to reflect on the countless stories fans had told about it Queer eye touched her life. He praised the courage of the show’s heroes, describing them as “wonderful, loving, amazing and courageous” and expressed deep gratitude for being allowed into their homes and hearts.
While Berk acknowledged how difficult the decision was, he assured fans that his journey with them is far from over. Although he won’t be there anymore Queer eye After season eight, he hinted at upcoming projects and promised that fans would see more of him soon.
Berk’s co-star Antoni Porowski commented on the post and expressed his solidarity with the hashtag #foreverthefab5. Porowski reminded fans that the bond forged by the Fab Five will endure, even as individual members pursue new paths.
ITV Entertainment, Scout Productions and Netflix tell ET, “We appreciate the heart and dedication that Bobby Berk has brought.” Queer eye over eight fantastic seasons. He will always be a member of the Fab Five family and we wish him all the best.”
Netflix has just renewed the reality series for season 9 deadline.
The ninth season will move to Las Vegas after the eighth season takes place again in New Orleans. Season 8 will premiere on January 24, 2024.
In September, Karamo Brown unveiled on Sirius XMs Andy Cohen Live that he, Jonathan Van Nessand Berk weren’t invited to their co-star Porowski’s bachelorette party, but he didn’t take offense.
Cohen brought up the topic when he directly asked Brown if he attended Porowski’s bachelor party, and Brown responded very matter-of-factly.
“I didn’t,” he said. “I wasn’t invited.”
Brown later added, “The shadow of it all.”
The topic came up after Berk came to Cohen earlier this week and said he also wasn’t invited.
“No, Bobby wasn’t invited, I wasn’t invited and [Queer Eye co-star] Jonathan [Van Ness] “Wasn’t invited,” Brown shared. “Just Tan.” [France] have been invited. The shading.”
Cohen then said Berk was trying to play the diplomatic role when he announced that “we didn’t make it, but Tan did.”
But Brown wasn’t having it, telling Cohen that he simply wasn’t invited and, frankly, didn’t seem offended.
“No. Listen, I’m all about being honest and being open,” said Brown, who is gearing up for the second season of his eponymous talk show. “We weren’t invited.”
When Cohen asked how many people were invited, Brown replied, “I don’t know because we weren’t invited.”
“But that’s the thing,” he continued. “When it comes to events like this, like family gatherings, weddings, it costs money, so I don’t take offense.”