‘Queer Eye’s’ Carson Kressley Thinks He’s Perfect for E!’s ‘Fashion Police’ (Video)

The former Bravo host lobbied for a spot on the show, but also said Joan Rivers is “irreplaceable”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Carson Kressley is interested in joining E!’s “Fashion Police,” the fashion expert said on Tuesday.

In an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Kressley said he is interested in returning for another season of “Drag Race,” but also made a case for inclusion on the E! series made famous by Joan Rivers.

“I’ve been around the block, so to speak, and I’ve, you know, done all the red carpets and I’ve worked with all these people and I have the chops to talk about what they’re actually wearing,” Kressley said, after being prodded on his capacity for red carpet cruelty.

“I’m not really mean at all, but I could pretend to be,” Kressley said. He then jokingly told co-host Billy Bush “I hate what you’re wearing!”

Kressley conceded, however, that no one could truly replace Rivers. “I think everybody wants it to be like it was when Joan was there and she’s irreplaceable. She had that great gift of … she could be really hard on somebody, but you still wound up liking her and you never had a problem with her commentary,” Kressley said.

Kressley also thinks he knows the secret to making sure everyone has fun with fashion series. “The key is let’s not take it so seriously. It’s people walking around on red carpet[s] and they’re all making millions of dollars. You can take a little flack. As long as it’s not, I guess, personal. It’s about the clothes.”

“Fashion Police” has taken several high-profile blows lately. Co-host Giuliana Rancic was accused of racism after commenting that African-American actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks made her look like she “smelled of patchouli oil and weed.” The controversy eventually precipitated the exit of fellow co-host and friend of Zendaya Kelly Osbourne.

Shortly thereafter, Rivers’ replacement Kathy Griffin departed after only seven episodes. Amid bad press and concerns from advertisers, E! placed the series on a hiatus until September.

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