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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Set to Live His Ice Skater Fantasy on Netflix's 'Spinning Out'

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A variety of JVN's moves from Instagram. (Instagram/@jvn)

Last summer, we enthusiastically declared that following Queer Eye's Fab Five on social media might just have life-changing consequences. Well, those of you who took our advice have probably been watching in wonder as silken-haired god amongst men, Jonathan Van Ness, learned to ice skate before our very eyes.

From "strugz to func" last November:

To spins in February:


Finally, on Wednesday, Jonathan explained what all the hard work has been for; he's guest-starring on a new Netflix drama series called Spinning Out!

JVN will play Bruce, a larger-than-life "former skater turned big-time choreographer," who is hired to work with an up-and-coming solo skater to launch her career. The 10-episode series will also feature January Jones and Olympic skater babe Johnny Weir.

If you think about it, JVN has been manifesting this role ever since he performed a figure skating routine on dry land, before an entire school auditorium in his youth:

Really, it shouldn't come as a surprise, given how outspoken he's consistently been about his passion for the sport. There was the Queer Eye episode in which he declared "I have been watching figure skating like it was the end of the world since 1992." There was the assertion on The Wendy Williams Show that the celebrity he'd most like to makeover would be Tonya Harding ("No shade at all because I’m, like, obsessed with her"). And there was the episode of his podcast, Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, in which he asked Olympic skater, Mirai Nagasu: “Do you ever make eyes with like that one f**king judge who you know is an asshole, and just be like ‘I’m gonna triple this axel so f**king hard down your throat right now’?”

Don't tell the others, but Jonathan has been our Fab Five fave ever since the Netflix reboot started, and not just because of how much fun the hosts of The Cooler had with him this time last year. Listen for yourself:

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness on Turning Red States Pink

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness on Turning Red States Pink

No word yet on when Spinning Out premieres, but to say we can't wait is an understatement, honey.

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