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Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk addresses rumours of “falling out” with Tan France

January 27th, 2024

Bobby Berk has addressed rumours that he had fallen out with Queer Eye cast mate Tan France.

The eighth season of the popular Netflix makeover show landed on Wednesday (January 24) and marks interior designer Berk’s last season as part of the Fab Five alongside France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown.

Berk confirmed the eighth season of Queer Eye would be his last in November. In a post on X announcing his departure, he described the decision to leave the show as a “necessary one”.

It had been rumoured that a feud had emerged between Berk and France. A report on US Weekly claimed Berk was “asked to leave” the Netflix series “because he wasn’t vibing with the cast”.

“There were many challenges with scheduling [and] there was a loss of interest from Bobby filming the show,” an insider told the outlet. “The network and the cast thought it was time to bring in fresh blood. His heart was not in it and the rest of the cast started to resent him because of that.”

Another source, however, denies Berk was asked to leave the show, stating the “decision was amicable”.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: (L-R) Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Jonathan Van Ness pose with the Outstanding Structured Reality Program award during the 2024 Creative Arts Emmys at Peacock Theater on January 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Now, Berk has cleared the air surrounding the situation. Speaking to Vanity Fair, he said he hoped he could “extinguish some of the speculation” about his departure, adding: “I want people to know that Tan and I – we will be fine.”

He continued: “Tan and I had a moment. There was a situation, and that’s between Tan and I, and it has nothing to do with the show. It was something personal that had been brewing – and nothing romantic, just to clarify that.”

“Should I have unfollowed Tan? No,” Berk said. “Maybe I should have just muted him. But that day, I was angry, and that’s the end of it. We became like siblings – and siblings are always going to fight.”

Berk also mentioned that he and the rest of the Fab Five had signed a seven-season contract. When that was up, Berk made other plans, but Netflix went on to make another season of Queer Eye when they were left with a lack of content following the Hollywood strikes.

“All the plans that I had made when I thought we weren’t coming back, I just wasn’t willing to change those,” said Berk. “I would have had to pump the brakes on multiple other projects that are already in process. We had mentally just prepared ourselves to move on – that’s why I left.”

Despite Berk’s departure, the rest of the cast will be returning for season nine of Queer Eye, which will be set in Las Vegas.

This content was originally sourced and posted at NME »
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