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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

An Iconic Below Deck Med Charter Guest Is Back, and Captain Sandy Says "This Is Exciting"

Chief stew Tumi Mhlongo said it was "lovely" to get to know the returning guest, and Natalya Scudder also weighed in.

By Shannon Raphael

Could the third time be the charm for these returning charter guests on Below Deck Mediterranean?

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On Season 8, Episode 5 of the yachting series — which aired Oct. 23 — Captain Sandy Yawn welcomed a few familiar faces on board motor yacht Mustique.

Find out who came back, and get a recap on the charter guests by reading below!

Roy Orbison Jr.'s Return to Below Deck Mediterranean 

During the pre-charter preference sheet meeting with chief stew Tumi Mhlongo, Chef Jack Luby, and Bosun Luka Brunton, Captain Sandy revealed that Roy Orbison Jr., his wife, Asa, and their three boys would be joining the crew for a charter.

In case you need a refresher, Roy and his wife have appeared on Below Deck Med two other times before, on Season 5 and on Season 6. 

"This is exciting for me," Captain Sandy said to her heads of department on the episode. "Does anyone know the name Roy Orbison? That's his son."

Roy Orbison Jr.'s Below Deck Mediterranean guests

This time around, the Orbisons were joined by his younger brother and sister-in-law, as well as Ehren McGhehey, who viewers may know from the Jackass film series.

Ahead of their arrival, Captain Sandy briefed the rest of the crew. She said that Roy and his group were "great people" with "a lot of kids, a lot of energy." As she explained, when kids are on board, it means more work for the deck team.

Roy Orbinson Jr. and his family talking to Captain Sandy before they go on their yacht charter.

When Roy, Asa, and the rest of the guests arrived, Captain Sandy added, "I'm so happy you're back. We're going to make this an incredible trip for you."

Natalya Scudder and Tumi Mhlongo's Reaction to Roy Orbison Jr.'s Return

During separate chats with The Daily Dish, both Tumi and Natalya shared their thoughts on Roy Orbison Jr.'s charter. 

"I [had] never met them, but I [had] seen them before on the show..." Tumi said about getting to know Roy and his family. "It was lovely to meet them."

Natalya, who spent a lot of time playing games with Roy and Asa's three boys, also gushed about the experience. 

"They were the sweetest family, and I love, love, love kids. I was a nanny multiple times throughout my yachting career, and I used to be the nanny of three little boys, so to have his kids all come on, I was very excited," she said. "I love planning activities, I love playing games, I love just holding babies ... It's a really fun time to have a different type of guest on [with] like a family vibe ... it's more fun times and very family [oriented] activities." 

Who are Roy Orbison Jr.'s kids?

Roy, his wife Asa, and their three adorable sons: Roy III, Bo, and Love all made an appearance on Season 8 of Below Deck Med. Per Roy’s Instagram post on October 6, he and Asa welcomed their fourth son, Sun, on September 11, 2023.

What does Roy Orbison Jr. do for a living?

Son of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roy Orbison, Roy Jr. is a musician, author, publisher, and producer as listed on his Instagram account.

See more from the Mustique crew by tuning in to new episodes of Below Deck Mediterranean on Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo. Stream episodes the next day on Peacock

Originally published Oct 23, 2023.

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