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The Daily Dish Below Deck Down Under

See What João Franco Has Been up to Since We Last Saw Him on Below Deck Mediterranean

Plus, hear Captain Jason Chambers weigh in on the new Below Deck Down Under yachtie.

By Shannon Raphael

Nearly four years after he last appeared on Below Deck Mediterranean, João Franco is officially back in the Below Deck universe.

How to Watch

Watch Below Deck Down Under on Peacock and the Bravo app.

This time around, João is helping the Northern Sun crew on Below Deck Down Under. João joined Captain Jason Chambers and the rest of the yachties on Season 2 Episode 8, and he revealed what he’s been up to since fans last caught up with him on Season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean.

João Franco’s Life Since Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4

João Franco’s Role as a Captain

In an interview on the episode, João shared a career update, and he explained why he decided to take on the bosun position alongside Captain Jason.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Captain Jason. He has a lot of experience; it’s very intimidating,” he said. “I’ve so far been a captain for three and a half years on 30-meter boats, but I’m looking to get more experience from a bigger captain on a bigger boat because I have the ambition to get to the top.”

João Franco’s Girlfriend

Though João was single when he joined the crew, he is currently in a relationship with Domi Tiesi. Like João, Domi is a yachtie, and the two currently work together on another vessel. 

Joao Franco smiling and posing for a photo.

João and Domi celebrated their first anniversary on June 12. She commemorated the occasion on her Instagram feed. 

“[One] YEAR. I fell for you so quick and so strong, there was no turning back even after the first week and I feel the same way now. I never thought a year can pass by so quickly. If you love every moment of it, it just flies by,” Domi captioned her anniversary post. “We have traveled to over 20 countries, lived in [two] and are now exploring the seas together working side by side. I love you and our adventures and can’t wait for all the years to come.”

Captain Jason Chambers’ Reaction to João Franco’s Arrival

During an exclusive chat with The Daily Dish, Captain Jason opened up about why João was an asset to the deck team, which also includes Adam Kodra, Harry Van Vliet, and Culver Bradbury.

“When he turned up, he had my support, I had his support, and that was very, very essential,” Captain Jason said. “He starts getting the team into shape, which is what it needed.”

See more from João by tuning in to back-to-back episodes of Below Deck Down Under on Bravo on Mondays starting at 8/7c.

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