Sneak Peek: "Queer Eye's" Bobby Berk's Revealing DMs

It is laborious to overstate simply how a lot of an affect Queer Eye for the Straight Guy had and the Netflix reboot identified merely as Queer Eye continues to have on audiences of all backgrounds.

Bobby Berk, nevertheless, sees this affect firsthand not simply on the present, however daily on social media, too. Followers often flood his DMs with tales and questions alike, and generally, he is shocked to find who's on the opposite aspect of the dialog.

Take, for instance, Viola Davis.

As the Fab 5's design guru revealed throughout E!'s Down in the DMs video collection, "Often in case you DM me from a blue examine, I am most likely gonna look. So I open up my Instagram someday and I look and I see Viola Davis' title in my DMs. And I am prefer it's gotta be spam, however no, there is a blue examine!"

In line with Bobby, Viola apparently opened her message by explaining that he may not keep in mind, however they met a pair years in the past at an Emmys party

His response? "Are you f--king kidding me?! You are Viola Davis, in fact I f--king keep in mind who you might be, are you kidding me?"

Because the story goes, Viola needed to specific how a lot she liked Queer Eye and ask for Bobby's assist redoing her daughter's bed room.

"It blew my thoughts as a result of she's Hollywood royalty," he added.

Bobby has since DM'd a number of of his personal favourite stars, lots of which have grow to be his shut pals, like Schitt's Creek actress Emily Hampshire.

"On the Emmys a couple of years in the past, I met all of her castmates, and I like all of them however I truthfully needed to fulfill her essentially the most as a result of even earlier than Schitt's Creek, I used to be an enormous fan of hers," Bobby mentioned on Down within the DMs. "So I left the get together having not met her so I immediately slid into her DMs, the little dots got here again that she was responding and the subsequent day, she was at my home for dinner. The remainder is historical past."

With the assistance of social media, the fact TV character additionally managed to strike up a friendship with a preferred English singer, although he technically did not imply to.

Prefacing the story with the reason that he is "the worst" at remembering names and faces, Bobby recalled shifting into a brand new home across the similar time a close-by neighbor was additionally shifting in. 

Bobby and the neighbor he solely knew as "Charli" started strolling their canine collectively, and someday, Bobby casually requested if she was "within the biz." 

"She's like, 'Yeah, yeah I'm,'" he continued, including that when the lady responded saying she was, Bobby requested what she does for work. "She's like, 'I am a singer.' I am like, 'Oh that is cute! That is nice!' and we left it at that."

Jesse Grant/Getty Photographs for Bobby Berk

Afterward, Bobby acquired a DM from mentioned neighbor sharing her telephone quantity. "I assume she was like, 'Bitch, how do you not know who I'm?'" he recalled, laughing.

The Charli in query? Charli XCX.

"It was very cute that she's 'within the biz' as a result of she's big!" Bobby added. "And I used to be actually listening to her music that morning on my exercise playlist."

Whereas the DM alternate makes for an amazing story, it is truly not Bobby's most memorable. That honor belongs to a pastor who had managed to observe the Queer Eye episode through which Bobby opened up about his battle together with his faith, "expressing the damage and the ache and me begging God my entire life to not make me homosexual."

In line with Bobby, the message learn, "I spotted being homosexual isn't a selection and, as a pastor, I'll by no means preach that hate in church once more."

"To at the present time," Bobby famous, "it is my favourite DM I've ever gotten."

Watch the complete Down within the DMs here.

Catch extra of Bobby on Queer Eye. Season six shall be launched on Netflix worldwide on Dec. 31.

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