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Below Deck's James Hough Wasn't the Only Crew Member Asked to Wear a Speedo

Another My Seanna yachtie declined the charter guest's request.

By Laura Rosenfeld

James Hough gave a charter guest a very special birthday present when he rocked a sparkly silver Speedo at the request of the primary in the November 9 episode of Below Deck. But it turns out the deckhand wasn't the only My Seanna crew member the charter guest was hoping to take part in this birthday surprise.

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Deckhand Shane Coopersmith revealed that he, too, was asked to wear a Speedo that night during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on November 9 (clip above). "Oh, they asked me. They wanted to get me in a Speedo, too, but I didn't want to get in there," he explained. "And James kind of jumped in at the right time, too."

As for why Shane declined the offer, he said he was thinking about his family back home. "I said no right away because I know my grandma's gonna watch Below Deck, and I don't want her seeing me in a Speedo on national TV," he said, later adding on WWHL that it was one of the "wildest requests" from a guest he's ever turned down.

James immediately said he was "game" for putting on the Speedo when Eddie Lucas relayed the charter guest's request to him on Below Deck, and the bosun called the deckhand "a team player." "This could be a lot of fun," James said in an interview during the episode.

Even though James appeared to be at the center of some drama among the charter guests that night, the Speedo was ultimately a hit.

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