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Below Deck's Izzy Shares Why She Went Straight to Captain Lee About Wanting to Join the Deck Team

The Below Deck stew explains why she didn't speak to chief stew Francesca Rubi first.

By Laura Rosenfeld

With the My Seanna crew already down a deckhand during the first charter of Season 8, stew Izzy Wouters saw it as an opportunity to see if she could switch to the deck team during the November 9 episode of Below Deck. "I much prefer throwing lines and dealing with heavy machinery," Izzy said during an interview in the episode. "I really want to go outside."

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Izzy first broached the subject with none other than Captain Lee Rosbach himself when she ran into him in the galley. "So I know you just lost a deckhand, so I was wondering, if it's possible if I could maybe work on deck and then you find a stew to replace me?" Izzy asked Captain Lee, to which he replied, "How about I take it under consideration, and I'll let you know?"

Izzy explained why she wanted to make the switch during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on November 9. "I went into it, and I kind of knew straight away that I wasn't vibing kind of with the role and vibing with the team and that my talents and personality would be better suited to outside," she said.

She also shared why she went straight to Captain Lee instead of her immediate supervisor, chief stew Francesca Rubi. "So I probably should have gone and spoken to her first, but I think we were all so overwhelmed and so overrun at that point, that I didn't really want to add anything more to that plate," Izzy said. "And I was kind of so desperate to get outside that I was just like, I will do anything to leave."

Izzy dishes more on working with Francesca in the above video from her appearance on WWHL.

Izzy shared on Below Deck that she has her yachtmaster offshore license and experience working as a skipper. "I've still got a lot to learn, but I think I'm equally as if not more qualified than some of the people on deck," she said in an interview during the episode.

After speaking with Captain Lee, Izzy later told Eddie Lucas that she was interested in joining the deck team, and the bosun gave her something of a job interview on the spot when he needed help adjusting the anchor for the tender during the guests' beach party.

While discussing the possibility of Izzy joining the deck team in the bridge that night, Eddie told Captain Lee that she "was really helpful" during the beach party that afternoon. "Maybe we could take a look at it," Captain Lee told Eddie. "Not make a decision right now."

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Izzy Wouters is "Itching" to Get On Deck But Francesca Rubi Is Keeping Her In the Pantry
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