CARSON Kressley is happy to hand over the Queer Eye baton.
The former fashion stylist turned reality star says he will be making a cameo on the Queer Eye For The Straight Guy reboot, but won't be returning to the format that made him a household name when it launched in 2003.
"I would love to be like the Charlie of Charlie's Angels sending the new cast out to do all the work," said Kressley, who will be working behind the scenes on the new Netflix series.
"I am going to help them do it, maybe produce it in some way or make a cameo but I've been there and done that and I am happy for a new group of fabulous young gays to go and have their amazing journey like I did. We did five seasons and it was a great experience … and I would love for someone else to have that experience."
Kressley, 47, spoke to News Corp after being eliminated from I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! last night.
The American entered the South African jungle as an intruder three weeks in to the series and lasted 15 days. With seven celebrities remaining in the jungle, he's picked either Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Casey Donovan or Lisa Curry to win the series.
"I'd like to see a woman win," he said.
Kressley competed on Celebrity Apprentice before starting I'm A Celebrity and has come out in support of Arnold Schwarzenegger who this week announced he had stepped down from hosting duties.
In a strange move, former Apprentice host turned US President Donald Trump claimed the show had been canned because of "pathetic" ratings.
"That is really nasty," Kressley said. "Every time I read one of those tweets that is not related to like 'making America great again', I wonder aren't you busy, we've got stuff to do. That is surprising to me because I think Schwarzenegger did a great job."
Kressley placed sixth out of 16 celebrities on the series, alongside the likes of Boy George, Vince Neil, Jon Lovitz and winner Matt Iseman.
"Schwarzenegger was the perfect host for the show because he is a self-made man and made his own personal fortune before he ever did film or television," he said.
"What I loved about doing that show with him was that he truly was a cheerleader for the contestants and wanted you to do great. I don't know if he was fired or maybe just the show is not coming back."
* The journalist is in South Africa as a guest of Channel Ten.
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