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This is how long it actually takes Bobby to renovate a house on Queer Eye

Plus, everything we know about the next season so far.

QUEER EYE FANS rejoiced earlier this week, when news broke that the Netflix reboot of the makeover show had been renewed for a second season.

The Fab 5 – made up of culture vulture Karamo Brown, style connoisseur Tan France, beauty guru Jonathan Van Ness, interior design specialsit Bobby Berk and food and wine expert Antoni Porowski – will return to Georgia for another eight episodes.

Bobby told Variety that filming for the season had already wrapped, and gave an insight into what fans could look forward to seeing more of on the show.

One of the things I’m most excited about for the new season is the continuation of diversity, even more so than the last season. Without giving anything away, with our heroes, you’re going to be seeing a lot more different people than you did the first time.
A lot of people have been asking,”Why are you just working with straight guys?” Or we did have one gay guy. And I’m like, “Stay tuned for Season 2. You’ll see a lot more diversity.”

Season examined hot topics such as police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter and how Christianity views homosexuality. The boys don’t plan on shying away from these kind of discussions in season two.

There is so much negativity in the world right now, and there’s so many people not having conversations because there’s so many people divided between the right and the left. Nobody is willing to listen to the other side. For us, it was really important to show and to set the example that the only way things are going to change is when two sides sit down and listen to each other.
[...] There is an episode that we really go in deep on religion. It’s going to be one that people are going to be very excited to see. Not only does it change a lot of our hearts, but you definitely see the hearts of people we’re working with change and you see the hearts of an entire religious community change.”

Bobby touched on his uber-religious upbringing in the first series – something which he had not originally planned on doing. However, the feedback he’s gotten as a result made it all worth it.

I had a preacher who reached out to me and said that he had seen the show and watched the Bobby Camp episode and that I had literally changed his entire view on homosexuality. His whole life, he had been taught and he thought that being gay was always a decision that had been made. And at some point in someone’s life, they decided, ‘I want to be gay.’
To hear me say in that episode that I used to pray at that altar every day and beg and plead for God not to make me gay, a light came on. That made him realize, wow, people are born this way.”

It’s a running joke among Queer Eye fans how Bobby appears to end up with the most amount of work to do each episode, given that he, y’know, transforms their entire gaff.

How long does it actually take him though? Surely it’s longer than the perceived week?

We meet the guys on a Tuesday, and that’s the morning where you see us in the truck going to meet them. I usually get the house by about 4 in the afternoon on a Tuesday, and I have to get it back by 9 or 10 a.m. on Friday. So really quick.”

Wtf?

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There’s a bit of pre-planning that goes into it. I’m able to get window dimensions for window shades because that takes a little time to be ordered. Rough dimensions, so I know furniture-wise what I can get in there.
But a lot of it is done that week. All the construction is done that week, all the installation, all the painting. Most of it really happens in those few days.”

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It would take me that length of time to tidy my room.

There’s been no exact date given for the return of the show, but let’s hope we don’t have to wait a whole year. That would be too upsetting.

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