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The longtime Below Deck cast member has never shied away from making changes to the crew — even if that means booking a plane ticket home — but he does wish one alum had more time on the boat.
During BravoCon 2022, BravoTV.com correspondent Kate Chastain (who worked alongside Captain Lee for seven seasons) asked the five captains in the Below Deck franchise which crew members they most regret firing.
Captain Lee shared his answer first.
“Yeah, I really regretted having to fire [Andrew] Sturby,” the captain says in the video above. “Because he was such a sweet kid… He tried so hard, he just couldn’t close the deal.”
Kate interjects, “He just left that porthole open while we’re underway,” and Captain Lee confirms, “That was a major faux pas,” referring to the moment when the Season 2 deckhand left an Ohana porthole open in his room, which led to flooding.
Andrew certainly wasn’t the first Below Deck crew member to get the boot, nor was he the last. While fans can expect to see crew changes on any given season of Below Deck, Captain Lee teased that the upcoming 10th season of the show will feature something very unexpected.
“Season 10 is… you’re gonna see me do something I’ve never done before,” Captain Lee teases. “You’re going to see something that’s never, ever happened on any Below Deck series ever.”
Catch a preview of the new season, which premieres on Monday, November 21, at 8/7c on Bravo, below.
BravoCon is back: The fan event that first launched in 2019 will be back Oct. 14-16. The three-day party will take place at the Javits Center in New York City and feature panels, live performances, and exclusive content for ticket holders.