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Meet the new cast of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' reboot

All things just keep getting better?

By Jessica Chandra

When Queer Eye For the Straight Guy first premiered in 2003, it was major for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it featured a cast of five stylish, gay men on primetime TV, which was a huge deal 14 years ago. Secondly, it had a super-catchy theme song - sing it with us now, "All things just keep getting better." And thirdly, the straight men who got makeovers were so darn cute - they went from daggy dads to Mr Cool overnight.

Anyway, the OG Queer Eye ended in 2007, and since then, some of the stars have gone on to become celebs in their own rights. OK, on second thought, maybe that's just Carson Kressley, the fashion guy, as we can't really think off the top of our heads what Ted Allen ('food and wine connoisseur'), Kyan Douglas ('grooming guru'), Thom Filicia ('design doctor') and Jai Rodriguez ('culture vulture') are up to RN.

Now, a lot has changed since 2003, but one thing that hasn't is our love for Queer Eye - which is brilliant news, because Netflix is rebooting the reality series.

When the news was first announced, obviously the main question on everyone's lips was: Who will the new Fab Five be?

Wonder no more, as Netflix has unveiled the new (and improved? We'll see) Fab Five:

From left to right, we have: Bobby Berk (Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

We don't know much more about these five men for now, but we'll definitely become more familiar with them when the show premieres in February 2018, with eight episodes.

Carson was asked for his thoughts on the reboot earlier this year. "The producers actually called me before the story broke and were like, 'Hey, we wanna let you know, we're redoing the show with a new dynamic cast,' and I was like [disappointed noise]," Carson told TMZ.

"I think they want a young, new cast, which I totally get, and they always do this with reboot shows, but I'm like, 'I'm not Mickey Rooney! I'm still alive and kicking, I can do it!'"

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"There's really never a way to recreate that same magic, so it'll be a different kind of magic," he continued. "We had... It was a great time, because people were like, 'Ooh, the gays, I don't really know, let's see what they're about.' So it was kind of voyeuristic. Now, I hope that we're a little more advanced."

He added, "It was such an amazing experience for me, that I was thinking, 'Wouldn't it be great to gay it forward, and have somebody else have that amazing experience? So I wish nothing but good for the new team."

Would 100% watch Carson again, but at least we can see him serving judgement on RuPaul's Drag Race.

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It sounds like the makeover program will follow a very similar format to the original, but instead of taking place in New York, this Fab Five will be taking over Atlanta, Georgia. And there will be a stronger focus on LGBTQI+ issues, which have obviously come a long way since the show first aired.

We just hope this reboot is actually good, and that all things Queer Eye ~keep getting better~.