Bobby Berk of 'Queer Eye' Joins Holiday Edition of Netflix's 'Blown Away'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Thursday October 7, 2021

"Queer Eye" interior design pro Bobby Berk is poised to host this year's edition of "Blown Away: Christmas" on Netflix, Variety reported.

The show "is a holiday season on the glass-blowing competition series that has aired for two seasons on Netflix," Variety detailed. "The four-part special will launch on Friday, Nov. 19."

"I've been a fan of 'Blown Away' since the moment it premiered, and I'm honored to be officially joining the family as the host of 'Blown Away: Christmas,'" Berk said.

"I got a taste of the incredible experience and craftsmanship as a guest judge on Season 2, and can't wait to get back into the hot shop this holiday season," the out designer added.

"This ground-breaking competition series returns as ten glass artists from around the world gather in North America's largest hot shop to push themselves to creative extremes," Broadway World summarized the upcoming half-hour installments.

Contestants will vie for a prize of $10,000, with an equal amount going to a charity named by the winner.

The news comes in the wake of another holiday-themed piece of Netflix news: The streamer is preparing to premiere its first LGTBQ+-themed original Christmas movie.

As previously reported at EDGE, Netflix will offer LGBTQ+ audiences a rom-com titled "Single All the Way," in which a gay man named Peter (Michael Urie) goes home for the holidays with a friend in tow. The catch? The buddy, played by Philemon Chambers, isn't really Peter's boyfriend, even though that's what Peter tells his anxious family to allay their fears about him being unattached.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.