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UPDATED (December 2, 11:54 A.M.): Heather Gay appears on the December 6 episode of Below Deck Adventure. You can check out a clip from the episode, above!
The original story continues below.
Get ready to set sail on the newest installment of the Below Deck franchise, Below Deck Adventure. In November, we’ll be welcoming to our screens Captain Kerry Titheradge and his team: chef Jessica Condy, bosun Lewis Lupton, chief stew Faye Clarke, stews Kasie Faddah and Oriana Schneps, and deckhands Kyle Dickard, Michael Gilman, and Nathan Morely.
The crew will embark on a “magical” charter season in Norway, and it will all take place on the newest member of the Bravo fleet, the motor yacht Mercury. As usual, this season will be filled with breathtaking views, workplace romance, drama, and a familiar face coming aboard as a charter guest.
Who is this mysterious charter guest embarking on a lavish yacht getaway, you ask? Why, it’s the fabulous Heather Gay from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, of course. The Bravoleb posted about her charter, set to air this season, earlier in the month after the above trailer dropped.
She shared several photos and videos on Instagram, captioning the post, “All the feels! Norway has my heart.”
Heather went on to say that she’ll be “celebrating the best kind of friendships” while aboard the Mercury.
Speaking of Housewives, Heather isn’t the first one to appear on a Below Deck franchise charter. In fact, a few others have chartered an overseas trip and left quite an impression on the Below Deck crews.
Here are all the Real Housewives to make an appearance on Below Deck:
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RHOA alums Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan were treated like queens, thanks to their South “African prince.” As you can see in the clip above, Cynthia seemed to have a blast aboard the yacht Eros. She enjoyed herself so much, in fact, she revisited the moment back in 2020 when speaking with Bravo Insider about running into an old friend backstage at BravoCon 2019.
“I was really actually excited to see Captain Lee Rosbach again, because I did Below Deck with my family, and basically that trip made me the coolest mom ever with my daughter [Noelle],” she said at the time.
Cynthia even mentioned the friendship she formed with Captain Lee. “Captain Lee and I had a really good connection. We just totally hugged each other like crazy when we saw each other [at BravoCon 2019] because I hadn’t seen him since then.”
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“We don’t mind PDA. I know some people are against it,” Alexis said in the interview with Life After Bravo at the time. She even cleared up all the kissing footage that was shown on the episode. “We didn’t kiss that much… but it was the same kiss looped like seven times. And then our second kiss looped seven times. So it made it look like we made out the entire trip.”
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This charter included not only the unforgettable kiss between a chief stew and a charter guest that may or may not have happened but also a Real Housewife before she was, well, a Real Housewife. RHOD’s Kary Brittingham was a charter guest on the Sirocco in Season 2 of Below Deck Med.
In 2019, Kary told The Daily Dish about her yacht trip around the beautiful country of Croatia. “It was a nice, a little, I guess, introduction, to what I’m doing [as a Real Housewife],” she stated at the time in an interview.
We can’t wait to see what Heather has in store when she stops by Below Deck Adventure. The series premieres on Bravo on Tuesday, November 1, at 9/8c and the next day on Peacock.
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