Despite all the drama Below Deck Mediterranean was teasing at the end of last week’s premiere, I still expected at least a few more episodes of smooth sailing until we saw anything major happen between the crew. But this week blew that assumption right out of the water as we were treated to Bobby Giancola’s weird game of cat and mouse with pretty much anyone who has a vagina.
Lord help you if Bobby has you in his sights because he will latch on like the overly tattooed python he is and attempt to squeeze every last ounce of refusal out of you and make you his woman. The only lady willing to stand up to this menacing goon is Chief Steward and defender of helpless female deckhands everywhere, Hannah Ferrier. Say what you want about Hannah being stuck up or annoying, when it comes to helping a sister out, she is right there, ready for battle like Wonder Woman (in a yachting outfit).
I was pretty excited to learn Bravo renewed Below Deck Mediterranean after a jam packed season one. Maybe it’s the fighting and staff hook ups, maybe it’s the colorful, international cast, but mostly, it’s the backdrop of the gorgeous Mediterranean that I can’t get enough of. From my couch here in the good ole U-S-of A, a yacht sailing around Croatia is just what I need to remind myself that there is more adventure in the world than making it out of Target without spending a week’s paycheck. Sigh.
This season, the crew is sailing the seas on the Sirocco and Chief Steward Hannah Ferrier and Deckhand/Horny Bro Bobby Giancola have returned, much to my delight. Bobby is new and improved after quitting his fire fighter job, losing his spot on the shirtless fire hunks calendar, and getting some clear braces after all those fat tips from last season. What hasn’t improved is his high school level of immaturity when it comes to the ladies.
As for the new shows, oh boy, are there some surprises – Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel teaming up to scout, buy, and design amazing properties, Shep Rose looking for love, Ryan Serhant training sales agents and showing off his skills, and more. Check out the list of new shows below.
They’re baaack! Below Deck Mediterranean season 2 kicks off May 2nd with an almost brand new cast and our first female captain!
The only season 1 crew members coming back for another go are Bobby Giancola and Hannah Ferrier. Ben Robinson had announced last month that he would no longer appear on EITHER of the Below Deck shows and we pretty much knew that Danny Zureikat was a no-go! So who do we have this season? Newcomers Malia White, Adam Glick, Captain Sandy Yawn, Wes Walton, Lauren Cohen, Max Hagley, and Bugsy Drake. Keep reading for their profiles.
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Legal troubles continue to haunt the cast of Below Deck, with sources reporting that season four deckhand Kyle Dixon was arrested last week for robbing a UK bar. Oh, dear. First, they gotKate Chastain – and now Kyle? There must be something in the water!
After allegedly stealing 8,000 Euro from a pub last year, Kyle was finally arrested after arriving at Gatwick Airport on a flight from L.A. last week. Kyle says he was “marched off the plane in handcuffs” upon landing, then released on bail until further investigation is completed.
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you: Ben Robinson, cheeky chef and low-key Lothario of the high seas, will not be returning to Below Deck next season. Oh the humanity! One season of crankiness and now he’s OUT?! The Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean star reportedly had contract negotiation issues with Bravo, though details are vague.
With Kate Chastain facing legal fallout from the domestic battery charge brought against her last year, and now Ben’s abrupt departure from the franchise, one has to wonder: Will there be a whole cast shakeup? I’ve just got one request for Bravo – people, we beg you, no more Chef Beefcheeks! Leon Walker is no beuno, no matter how hard up casting might be.
Chef Ben Robinson and steward Emily Warburton-Adams had Below Deck viewers wondering all season: Will they or won’t they? (Stay together after filming, that is.) Well, we still don’t have a confirmed answer on that, but Ben and Emily appear to be very cozy as they launch their very own cooking show!