FAB FIVE BACK FOR MORE
GET yo’ pom poms out, people – the Fab Five are back for a new season where they sprinkle their magic fairy dust over some worthy people and communities. The magic is also working for the bank balances of the Queer Eye guys, who all received mega pay rises for these new episodes. Banding together to negotiate their deals in seasons one and two, they were reportedly low-balled by producers and earned just $7500 per episode (or $120,000 a season). For all the joy they’ve given fans, that’s a ridiculously small price to pay and so like other ensembles, they went back to the negotiating table and made sure they got more sugar in the pot. The success of the show has given them a platform for other ventures beyond TV, making them all millionaires in the process. Grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski and interior designer Bobby Berk all apparently pulled in $2 million each last financial year, while culture expert Karamo Brown and fashion designer Tan France edged closer to $3m. Really nice work if you can get it. In season four, Jonathan (pictured) returns to his high school to reward a dedicated teacher who guided him through some rough years and his coming out. It’s beautiful TV.