Except, it’s not forever, because he’s leaving, so then there will be only four of them, unless he is replaced? But I get the intention.
Berk’s announcement comes after the news that the show has been picked up for a ninth season, so it’s reasonable to guess he’s just explaining that he didn’t sign up for any more or want to renew his contract. On Instagram, self-esteem guru (sorry, “culture expert”) Karamo Brown wrote, “With todays announcement date of the new Season (8) of Queer Eye… My heart is broken that season 8 will be @bobby ’s last on Queer Eye! He is magic in what he designs and how he makes us all feel. #ForeverTheFab5,” and Berk commented, “I love YOU with all my heart. I wouldn’t have made it this long without you there with me. ” Skin and hair expert Jonathan Van Ness posted a “love you Bobby” on their Instagram Stories, and as of this writing, chef Antoni and stylist Tan France haven’t posted anything. Ahem, it tracks.
Online, fans are gutted.