“Queer Eye” stars Ted Allen (from left), Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez, Carson Kressley and Kyan Douglas
When “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” debuted in July, 2003 — it was a surprise hit, and launched former Chicago journalist Ted Allen’s national TV career as a food and entertaining expert, continuing now as the “Chopped” host on Food Network.
In October, Allen, plus fellow “Queer” castmates Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez will join “Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later,” hosted by Bravo mainstay Andy Cohen. “Queer Eye,” which became the shortened title of the Emmy winning show during season three — played a big part in launching Bravo’s successful propulsion into the world of reality-oriented broadcasting.
On the upcoming special (exact date yet to be announced), the “Fab Five” will dish with Cohen about how the show changed their lives, share backstage gossip and what they’re up to today.