Kat Held was quite the party animal during her two seasons on Below Deck, but since leaving the show, her life is completely different. These days, instead of yachting and partying, Held is busy working and going to school. But many fans have been wondering whether or not Kat keeps in touch with anyone from the show and what she thinks of the new crew.
Luckily for us, Held took some time recently to answer those questions and dish about her life after the show. “I realized it was time to go down a different path and try something new. I decided to quit the yachting industry and move home to Rhode Island,” Held said about leaving after season 2. You don’t want to miss the rest of her interview, so come on inside.
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Ahoy maties, Luxury Yachting by Bravo will be back for round three! Bravo announced that Below Deck, the popular show about the crazy demands of uber wealthy clients and the crazier below the deck crew will be renewed citing great season 2 ratings!
The Below Deck season 2 finale, which aired Tuesday, was the highest rated episode of the season raking in 1.4 million viewers and gained viewership each week. On Tuesday night the only higher rated cable broadcast was Sons of Anarchy. The season average was 1.5 million.
Sexy chef Ben Robinson, drunki-fabulous Kat Heldand Eddie Lucas will all return, as we knew from the Summer By Bravo ads featuring Kat and Ben. At the helm of, Ohana, a new $10 million dollar private yacht is Captain Lee. Surprisingly Adrienne Gang, who butted heads with several crewmembers last season will not return. Rumor has it Adrienne, who helped create the show and cast the original season, was holding out for more money and Bravo wasn't willing to bite.
It's no surprise, however, that Sam Orme, who was dating one of the cameramen and seemed to detest the yachting life will not be returning for a sophomore voyage. Of course in their place will be all-new ready and willing crewmembers! Kate Chastain, brother-sister duo Kelley and AmyJohnson, Jennice Ontiveros, and Andrew Sturby will all be setting sail. It was reportedly Bravo's plan all along to mix new crew members in with the original bunch to keep the show from getting stale.
This season the crew will be running mega-buck private charters through Virgin Islands.
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Drama on the high seas by Bravo will continue to float on!
Below Deck, whose freshman season was a surprise hit for the network, has unsurprisingly been renewed! Deadline reported that the second season is already being prepped by production company 51 Minds. Unfortunately Bravo is not bringing back the cast in it's entirety. The show is currently casting for their second season, advertising that they are searching for some "additional cast".
The posting reveals they are looking for: "additional staff members to work on the boat and appear on the show. We are currently looking for Captains, Mates, Chefs. Chief Stews, Stews, Engineers and Deck Hands."
Bravo's surprising hitBelow Deck is taking us inside the world of luxury yacht charters. Despite making me insanely jealous of the guests, I feel nothing but pity for the crew trapped together and forced to cater to every whim of the charter guests.
And it's enough to make anyone crazy. Clearly. The biggest drama on board so far concerns Kat Held, her love of al-al-al-al-cohol, and her hate of boss Adrienne Gang!
“She is absolutely the villain of this show” Kat declares of Adrienne.
And Kat is not stopping there! “I found Adrienne to be two-faced,” she explains to In Touch Weekly. “She says she comes across as professional. She was very unprofessional."
I don't know about everyone else, but I secretly love Below Deck. It's like Overboard, but behind the scenes from the servants' perspective.
On this week's episode Kat Held purportedly got drunk during charter after some unruly and wasted guests sexually harassed her. The guests also happened to be friends with Kat's boss Adrienne Gang.
Instead of defending Kat, Adrienne confronted her about her alleged drinking and the two got into a heated issue in front of co-worker Sam Orme. Kat ended up confessing to Captain Lee that she actually takes anti-anxiety medicine and maybe went a leeettle too far with popping them to handle the stressful guests. But Kat is furious that Adrienne put her in the position to discuss her mental health with her co-workers and boss!
Kat still maintains she wasn't drinking during charter. Ok… Anyway here's what she has to say about the situation.