Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown
Queer Eye is only getting better!
Ahead of the 2021 Emmy Awards, Bobby Berk dished on the upcoming 6th season of the Netflix series. The show is nominated for six awards this year, including outstanding host for a reality or competition program thanks to Berk, 40, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness.
"I honestly think it might be our best season yet," Berk told PEOPLE on Friday at the TV Academy Reception Honoring 73rd Emmy Awards Nominees. "The year off was crazy but it did us some good."
Teasing the upcoming season, which takes place in Texas, he said, "Our heroes have been through a lot in the past year, but to be able to tell those stories, not just personal stories, but business stories, family stories, stories of loss, stories of triumph… the stories all mean a little bit more this year I think."
Phillip Faraone/Getty Bobby Berk
The show also has a series first because of the way the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced production to halt.
"One of the episodes, for the first time in Queer Eye history we go back and we visit someone that we made over and made better because in 2020 we got through one episode, but we didn't get the last day of it," Berk told PEOPLE, adding, "so we went back and revisited that person and it's emotional and it's amazing."
Emma McIntyre/Getty Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness
He adds that his favorite part about being on the show is "being able to help people and have fun and that it's my job. And winning awards. Can't beat that."
Queer Eye has won nine Emmy Awards in the show's history. For season 5, they already scored one at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month for outstanding structured reality program.
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"It's been amazing to be on a show that's able to win awards like an Emmy but be a show that's out there doing good as well," Berk told PEOPLE. "And to be a show that we really enjoy doing; a show that is making a difference but is also being recognized is also a dream come true."
The interior designer reiterated, "We're out there in actual real life, helping real people and it's awesome to do."
The 73rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, air live on CBS and Paramount+ Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.