The star of Queer Eye, Bobby Berk, has announced that he will be quitting the Netflix show, claiming that he found the decision “not easy to be at peace with” but “necessary”.
Since the show relaunched back in 2018 with hosts Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Antoni Porowski, it has enjoyed a huge popularity and fanbase, more so than the original series.
Queer Eye focuses on the Fab Five as they help the lives of different kinds of people, giving their entire lives, including their diet, wardrobe, houses and mental health, a complete makeover.
Berk shared a statement on his departure from the show on Monday (November 13th), writing, “To the Queer Eye Community who have become family to me. The love that I have received from you all over the last six 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 continued. “I learned from you all about kindness, love and acceptance and that has changed my life for the better.”
“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,” Berk added.
Check out Berk’s statement on his Instagram page in full below.