Below Deck’s Captain Lee Reacts to Eddie Lucas’ Salary Comments

Providing his two cents. Captain Lee addressed Eddie Lucas‘ potential return to Beneath Deck after the bosun claimed their forged was the “lowest-paid” at Bravo.

“I’ve discovered that [Eddie said that],” the Florida native, 73, completely informed Us Weekly whereas selling season 10 of Beneath Deck. “By no means say by no means as a result of issues change. Attitudes change. I used to [like] Coca-Cola and now I don’t take care of it a lot. You’re gonna morph into one thing totally different as time goes on.”

In response to the captain, there’s a probability Eddie would possibly come again to the franchise. “By no means’s a giant phrase and it’s a really very long time,” Captain Lee famous, earlier than confirming that he would work along with his former costar once more “in a heartbeat.”

Captain Lee Rosbach, Eddie Lucas.
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The fact star’s perception comes months after Eddie made headlines when he introduced his departure. (The Beneath Deck alum starred within the hit Bravo sequence from 2013 to 2015. He returned in seasons 8 and 9 to assist Captain Lee on deck.)

“I used to be not invited again to do one other season,” the outside crew member informed the New York Put up in Might. “I really didn’t even get a cellphone name from them saying they employed another person — which sort of goes to point out what the manufacturing entails. Everybody on Beneath Deck is expendable.”

On the time, Eddie revealed he had points with how the Beneath Deck forged was paid for his or her work. “There may be someone monetizing off of the present, however it’s undoubtedly not us,” he claimed. “Beneath Deck — no matter it being the most well-liked present on Bravo — we’re the lowest-paid forged members.”

The Connecticut native continued: “Whereas we do receives a commission higher than a traditional yachtie, after all, we’re nonetheless not getting paid what individuals just like the Housewives are making, which is somewhat irritating, as a result of they’re not likely working — they’re simply going out to dinner and combating.”

Eddie hinted that he would contemplate showing on the present sooner or later regardless of his frustrations.

In the meantime, Captain Lee provided a glimpse of what viewers can count on from returning forged members Fraser Olender and Rachel Hargrove throughout season 10. “[Fraser] undoubtedly is aware of what he’s doing,” the TV character informed Us in regards to the former second stew, who has been promoted to chief stew. “And for lack of effort — there was by no means any lack of effort and by no means any lack of outcomes. So, I used to be very happy with the way in which he ran his division.”

The captain additionally praised the chance to work alongside Rachel once more.

“Rachel simply at all times delivers. I really feel the identical method about Rachel that I did about Kate [Chastain]. Rachel’s in command of her division and also you don’t have to fret about it,” he defined. “She doesn’t have a sous chef and he or she doesn’t have someone else to assist her prep. I feel that’s one of many causes that typically the meals are elongated. However [it] doesn’t make them any much less spectacular.”

Forward of season 10, the Operating In opposition to the Tide creator teased how their time in St. Lucia stood out in Beneath Deck historical past. “You’ll find this season that I did one thing that I’ve by no means, ever completed earlier than in my profession or in my life,” he hinted. “And there’s gonna be loads of conditions the place you’re gonna go, ‘Wow, didn’t see that coming in any respect.’ Not solely will it’s true for the viewers, [but] it was true for myself and the crew.”

In response to Captain Lee, the brand new season was “nonetheless enjoyable” no matter “all the things that popped up.”

Season 7 of Beneath Deck returns to Bravo Monday, November 21, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi