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Bobby Berk almost didn't audition for Queer Eye

Can you imagine the Fab Five without design extraordinaire Bobby Berk? I couldn't.


Attending this year's TV BAFTAs representing the Fab Five, Queer Eye's Bobby Berk, up for the Virgin Media Must-See Moment award, spoke to I Talk Telly on the red carpet to discuss the show becoming a cultural phenomenon and how he almost didn't make it onto the show!


"I almost didn't go to the audition because I thought 'I'm not going to get this'. I was supposed to go on a trip to Spain with a tile company and I was like 'That trip to Spain sounds great.' but I'm very glad I did."


"I never expected it (to become a cultural phenomenon), none of us did. We were like 'We'll have fun for six months and then when the show comes out we'll go back to our regular lives.'


Season 3 of Queer Eye came out in March but already Bobby hinted that fans won't have to wait too long for new episodes, "Our Japan series is coming out soon. We did 4 episodes in Japan, Tokyo. We thought it was going to be weird, huge cultural difference, huge language barrier, but it was amazing. I think the first episode of that series is my favourite that we've ever done."


Hinting at what else is to come from that series, he said "We'd like to help somebody with disabilities and we'd love to help a couple a husband and wife, husband and husband, wife and wife, that will be coming in Japan."



When asked the question everyone in the UK wants to know the answer to - Will the Fab Five ever come to the UK? Bobby said "Oh we'd love to! I know Tan really wants to."


Unfortunately Tom's transformation on Queer Eye didn't win the BAFTA, losing out to the moment Julia Montague was assassinated in Bodyguard.


Seasons 1-3 of Queer Eye are available to watch now on Netflix.

The 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards were shown on BBC One and are available to watch on BBC iPlayer

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