Original Queer Eye’s Kyan Douglas Announces His Retirement From TV: ‘It’s Time To Step Away’ 

Original Queer Eye’s Kyan Douglas Announces His Retirement From TV: ‘It’s Time To Step Away’ 

Queer Eye for the Straight Man’s Kyan Douglas is retiring from tv.

Douglas, 51, made the bittersweet announcement on Monday’s episode of Rachael Ray.

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“I’m retiring from the tv enterprise ultimately,” he instructed host Rachael Ray. “I simply really feel prepared to maneuver on to one thing else. I do not know what that’s but, however issues come to an finish, and the universe will fill a void. It is time to step away and see what’s subsequent for me.”

The grooming skilled credited the present’s host for the alternatives she’s afforded him within the time since he left Queer Eye.

“I’ve labored for you for 13 years, and due to you and dealing on this present, the flexibleness that it gave me, the revenue that it gave me, I used to be capable of spend the final yr of my mom’s life together with her at residence,” Douglas shared. “You gave that to me, so thanks a lot. I will always remember it.”

The star determined to share the emotional information on Rachael Ray due to his shut relationship with the prepare dinner. “We’re your loved ones,” Ray mentioned. 

Douglas has appeared in additional episodes of the Emmy profitable daytime speak present —115 to be actual — than of Queer Eye for the Straight Man, the host revealed. She joked that his hair has modified in each look he is made.

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In a while within the episode, Douglas concluded his tv profession with one closing makeover. A former consumer, Shannon, returns to the present after her first makeover by Douglas in 2013. She debuted a brand new, modern bob and curtain bangs, and bought emotional following her second makeover. She mentioned she was “honored” to be Douglas’ “grand finale.” 

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“I feel that for the era of youngsters that grew up watching Queer Eye, that was the primary time they might look via the tv set of their residence and see 5 homosexual guys that have been simply being themselves,” Douglas instructed PEOPLE in 2018 forward of the Queer Eye reboot.

The Netflix reboot aired its sixth season in December 2021, and can quickly start filming the seventh in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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