It's the wholesome TV equivalent of Zayn Malik's sudden exit from One Direction: one of Queer Eye's Fab Five, Bobby Berk, is leaving the show.
But while he announced back on November 13, 2023, that the upcoming season eight (which will air on Netflix this month) will be his last, the drama around his departure is... ongoing.
*Reclines in chair, sips tea.*
Let's take it back to the start, shall we?
"The love that I have received from you all over the last six years has been absolutely surreal," he wrote in a statement on social media revealing his departure, sharing several throwback photos from the show.
"You have tuned in and been dedicated fans and together we were able to share the healing powers of design. I learned from you all about kindness, love and acceptance and that has changed my life for the better. The way you have embraced me and accepted me for who I am is something that l will truly carry with me for the rest of my life."
He said he was making the announcement with "a heavy heart".
"It's not been an easy decision to be at peace with, but a necessary one," he said. "Although my journey with Queer Eye is over, my journey with you is not. You will be seeing more of me very soon."
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that season 8 will be my final season on Queer Eye. It’s not been an easy decision to be at peace with, but a necessary one. Although my journey with Queer Eye is over, my journey with you is not. You will be seeing more of me very soon.— Bobby (@bobbyberk) November 13, 2023