Absolutely Pink

THEY'RE HERE: The Queer Eye team, left, hits the U.K.; Canino, above, hosts Pink on Italy's GAY-TV

At first glance, it might look like any other game show. Two nervous contestants hold their hands over their buzzers while a toothy host lightly mocks them; an overdramatized countdown clock tick-tocks to build the pressure. But then there's the set: a life-sized homage to Barbie's Dream House. And the contest categories, which focus heavily on Cher and Liz Taylor. And the fact that reigning champion Maddy, the femme fatale brunet in the low-rider jeans and bust-hugging purple top, was born a man.

Welcome to Pink, one of the most popular programs on GAY-TV, Italy's 24-hour satellite channel....

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