This New Year's, we're catching up with old friends.
In the new show, Below Deck fan favorites will break down all the drama from the latest episodes of Below Deck Season 8 and also look back on their most memorable moments from their time in the crew.
Kate Chastain will be dishing with Connie Arias, with whom she became BFFs while bartending together in their hometown of Melbourne, Florida and working together in Season 3 of Below Deck. Kelley Johnson is back to chat all things yachting with his sister, Amy Johnson. Julia d'Albert Pusey will be sitting down with her fellow Brit and second stew Josiah Carter. Anastasia Surmava will be breaking things down with Alex Radcliffe, with whom she has become good friends over the last few months after meeting in Boston. Below Deck Med worlds will collide again when Colin Macy O'Toole bros out with Bobby Giancola, who met off the show at various events.
In addition to forging new friendships, the Below Deck Galley Talk cast members have also kept busy since we last saw them on TV — in the yachting industry and beyond. Check out some of their most major life updates since their time on Below Deck, from career moves to marriages to new family members.
Kate Chastain (Chief Stew, Below Deck Seasons 2-7)
Kate hasn't been off of our screens for long since saying goodbye to Below Deck after six seasons as chief stew following Season 7 of the series. She is currently a co-host and executive producer of Bravo's Chat Room.
Connie Arias (Deckhand, Below Deck Season 3)
Connie's life since serving as a deckhand in Season 3 of Below Deck is still very much tied to the sea. She now owns a boat management company and enjoys spending her free time on the water while living in in Melbourne, Florida.
Since her time on Below Deck, Connie has also gotten engaged. "I am engaged to a lovely guy. We live together in Melbourne, and he's got a great family business, and I have my own business, which gives us a lot of freedom to be able to do things," Connie told The Daily Dish backstage at the Below Deck 100th episode celebration in January 2020. "I'm happy. I found a really great guy."
Kelley Johnson (Deckhand, Below Deck Season 2; Bosun, Below Deck Season 4)
Kelley has moved back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is currently a captain on a yacht. He also works as a photographer and videographer.
Amy Johnson (Stew, Below Deck Seasons 2-3)
Julia d'Albert Pusey (Stew, Below Deck Med Season 1)
Julia has definitely kept busy since serving as second stew in Season 1 of Below Deck Med. She founded a sustainable swimwear brand, Renée, and launched and founded Myrtle & Maude, which offers natural pregnancy wellbeing products. Julia also wed her longtime boyfriend Matty in 2018, and the two currently reside in England.
Josiah Carter (Stew, Below Deck Season 6)
Josiah currently lives with his boyfriend, Michael Groves, in Manchester, England, where they are renovating their first home. The couple also recently became "officially parents" to a black Sproodle (Springer Spaniel x Doodle) named River.
Anastasia Surmava (Stew/Chef, Below Deck Med Season 4)
Anastasia has continued working with Hannah Ferrier since Season 4 of Below Deck Med. The two launched Ocean International Training Academy earlier this year to help people achieve their dreams of working in the yachting industry. Anastasia also enjoys cooking and creating new recipes in her free time.
Alex Radcliffe (Deckhand, Below Deck Med Season 5)
Fresh off of serving as a deckhand in Below Deck Med Season 5, which aired earlier this year, Alex is back to give his take on all the high seas drama on Below Deck Galley Talk. After surprising Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen fans as part of the "12 Doorbells of Christmas" episode on December 21, Alex brought more holiday cheer to a recent reunion with fellow Below Deck Med Season 5 yachtie Jessica More and Below Deck Sailing Yacht deckhand Ciara Duggan.
Colin Macy-O'Toole (Deckhand, Below Deck Med Seasons 3-4)
Known for his signature sense of humor and infectious rhymes, the former Below Deck Med deckhand is still rocking the mic with his podcast, Radio Check with Colin Macy-O'Toole, where he interviews fellow Below Deck crew members. Colin has even served up a special rap just for us where he previews what we can expect from Below Deck Galley Talk.
Bobby Giancola (Deckhand, Below Deck Med Seasons 1-2)
Bobby stayed in the yachting industry after Below Deck Med Season 2, serving as a bosun on a 145-foot yacht and eventually working his way up to become first mate on boats ranging from 88 to 130 feet. Bobby, who now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, started working as a yacht broker for Denison Yachting at the beginning of 2020. When he's not working, Bobby likes to go scuba diving or hang out with friends on boats.
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