Doncaster TV star's delight as Queer Eye show gets four Emmy nominations

Doncaster Queer Eye star Tan France (far right) is up for four Emmy awards.
Doncaster Queer Eye star Tan France (far right) is up for four Emmy awards.

A Doncaster television host who has become a global star is celebrating after his show was nominated for four prestigious Emmy TV awards.

Doncaster born Tan France, one of the five hosts of US reality TV show Queer Eye, has seen the makeover programme nominated for four separate honours at the 70th annual awards ceremony which will take place later this year.

The awards are American TV's most glittering night of the year with the nominations announced in Los Angeles yesterday.

The show, a reboot of 2003 smash hit show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, sees five gay men helping to transform the lives of participants with styling, makeover and lifestyle tips and advice.

Doncaster-born Tan is one of the hosts of the show which began a second series on Netflix last month.

The show has been nominated in four categories:

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program — "To Gay Or Not Too Gay" episode

Tan, whose real name is Tanweer Wasim France, is the fashion expert on Queer Eye.

He studied fashion at Doncaster College and then moved to Manchester before ultimately settling in London.

In 2008 he began working in the United States and he moved there in 2015.

He now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and is married to his husband Rob.

Earlier this year, the presenter told how he was subjected to racism and homophobia growing up in Doncaster - and finds it easier to live in the USA as a gay Muslim.

The 35-year-old says he has experienced racism and homophobia his entire life and is happier being based in America.

He told Vogue magazine: "I don't get called the same names as I did at home in the north of England. I would often get called a 'P***', and that's sickening in this day and age."

He said that he represents 'a lot that has never been seen before' - 'an Asian person on American TV, who's British, gay, and follows a certain religion'.

The winners will be chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the ceremony which takes place on 17 September at the Microsoft Theater in LA.