Bobby Berk, the interior design expert of the Fab Five on Netflix’s Queer Eye, bids farewell after six years, sparking speculation.

Interior design guru Bobby Berk, a beloved member of the Fab Five on Netflix’s Queer Eye, has announced his departure, making Season 8 his final stint on the show. The news came to light through a heartfelt post on Berk’s Twitter and Instagram on November 13, 2023.

Bobby Berk (x/@popcrave)

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Berk expressed deep gratitude to the Queer Eye community, describing the love received over the past six years as surreal. While he did not provide a definitive reason for leaving, he hinted at an upcoming project, teasing fans with the prospect of his own spin-off show in a TikTok post.

Rumors circulated regarding Berk’s departure, with sources claiming he was “asked to leave” due to a lack of synergy with the cast. However, another source countered this, asserting that the decision was amicable and unrelated to relationships with castmates.

Queer Eye, a reality series that transforms lives with the help of five LGBTQ+ professionals, will miss Berk’s expertise in interior design. The show, originally aired as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2003, had a Netflix revival in 2018, introducing a new cast, including Bobby Berk.

Berk’s departure leaves fans wondering about the dynamics of the Fab Five, especially considering his reported unfollowing of co-stars Tan France and Antoni Porowski on Instagram. Despite this, a source close to the situation dismissed speculation about strained relationships and emphasized that Bobby’s departure was unrelated to his castmates.

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As Queer Eye Season 8 premieres on January 24, viewers will witness Berk’s final appearances, marking the end of an era for the original Fab Five. The future of the show remains uncertain, and fans are left to anticipate the release of Berk’s promised spin-off.