Happy news, Below Deck fans! The show is back for a fifth season – with an almost all-new crew!
Captain Lee Rosbach is back on board and cruising the Caribbean, along with fan favorites Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly. Joining them is a new gang of deckhands and stews and a new chef, too! The newbies includ: Matthew Burns (chef), Brianna Adekeye (stew), Jennifer Howell (stew), Chris Brown (deckhand), Bruno Duarte (deckhand) and Baker Manning (deckhand).
Whether you love watching Kate Chastain on Below Deck or you can’t stand her, you have to admit that she’s interesting. Kate always has a lot to say on everything…and everyone. She has had her fair share of drama with her fellow cast members, but she actually keeps in touch with most of them- even her former flame Ben Robinson.
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!
TGIF! The reality stars are having some fun on social media this week. NeNe Leakesand Kenya Moore had a good time together at NeNe’s popup boutique while Kyle Richards headed off on vacation with Mauricio and Luis D. Ortiz was his typical ray-of-sunshine self.
NeNe shared, “Yass for Miss Twirl @thekenyamoore laying down that credit card in #swaggboutique I love shoppers like Kenya who walk in wearing 1 thing and leave wearing #swagg booty pop black leggings I literally had to close the boutique down for Kenya! She bought every damn thang #boss #shegotit #mygirlie #mooremanor #respect #womensupportingwomen.”