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Sneak Peek: Bobby Berk Kicks off His Final Season on “Queer Eye” with a One-of-a-Kind Project (Exclusive)

Berk announced in Novemer that Season 8 would be his last on the hit Netflix series

Bobby Berk will take his final bow on Queer Eye in season 8 — but before he goes he’s rockin’ out with a snake-loving KISS fan!

While he won’t actually be singing, in the exclusive first look from the new season above, Berk decorates a snake terrarium with the season premiere's hero named Tim, who is such a huge KISS fan that they put figurines of the band members into the habitat.

The two men also bond over Lady Gaga and a little known connection between the singers.

They’re decorating the metal-themed habitat so that it features KISS on stage when Tim explains to Berk, 42, that they elevate on the stage using risers.

“It’s like Lady Gaga, right?” Berk asks. 

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Tim then provides some trivia for Little Monsters. “She was a big KISS fan,” he says, adding that Gaga might’ve taken some of her theatrical inspiration from the band, in his opinion — and Berk agrees.

“What I really wanted Tim to see about himself today is…he has talents,” Berk tells the camera in a confessional interview in the clip. “And he can use those to really do things that make him happy and that he’s passionate about.”

Berk eventually talks to Tim about how in moments he feels like he’s sliding into a bad place, he can come down here and visit or decorate his epically constructed KISS stage featuring black gravel and rocks, and miniature versions of the Gene Simmons-led band on stage.

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The decor guru announced that Season 8 would be his last on Queer Eye in November 2023.

"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,” he wrote to the show’s fans in a heartfelt letter announcing his exit on Instagram.

<p>Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix </p> Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Anh Luu, Karamo Brown, Tan France in episode 806 of "Queer Eye"

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Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Anh Luu, Karamo Brown, Tan France in episode 806 of "Queer Eye"

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“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.”

Berk’s final season on the Netflix show will celebrate the joy he’s brought to makeover recipients and fans of the series through design.

<p>Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix </p> Berk on "Queer Eye" Season 8

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Berk on "Queer Eye" Season 8

He’s been dispensing design advice to people who desperately need his help since Season 1, performing complete life transformations alongside his costars, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness, who will continue with the show.

Berk's replacement has not yet been revealed

Season 8 of Queer Eye will be available to stream on Netflix Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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