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Why These Below Deck Med Season 8 Cast Members Will Look Familiar to Fans

Two of the Mustique crew members originally appeared on a different show in the Below Deck franchise.

By Shannon Raphael

Below Deck Mediterranean returned for Season 8 on September 25, and Captain Sandy Yawn and the rest of the M/Y Mustique crew are living and working together on the Italian Riviera.

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In addition to Captain Sandy and fellow returning Below Deck Med cast members Natalya Scudder and Kyle Viljoen, two of the other Mustique yachties will look familiar to fans of the Below Deck franchise. 

Keep scrolling below for a refresher on where you've seen Luka Brunton and Tumi Mhlongo before.

Tumi Mhlongo

Tumi smiling in her uniform in front of the coastline.

The Mustique chief stew originally appeared on the debut season of Below Deck Down Under. During her time on the Australia-based series, Tumi was a second stew on Aesha Scott's interior team. 

Tumi spoke to The Daily Dish about making the transition from Below Deck Down Under to Below Deck Mediterranean. The latter show marked Tumi's first time working on a vessel in the Mediterranean, and it also was her first experience as a chief stew. 

She noted that she was "so grateful" to get to work with both Captain Sandy and Captain Jason Chambers, and that spending time in the Mediterranean was a dream come true.  

"I was so excited," she said about spending the Below Deck Med charter season on the Italian Riviera. "When I first joined yachting, I really wanted to work in the Med and I never landed a job there... As a chief stew, I would never, never, never have thought that would be my first experience, so it was amazing. The views are insane."

Luka Brunton

Luka in his uniform in front of the coastline.

Like Tumi, Luka is also a Below Deck Down Under alum — though the two didn't get the chance to work together until Below Deck Med Season 8.

Luka joined the Northern Sun crew midway through Season 2, after Adam Kodra got fired.

His arrival came at just the right time, as Bosun João Franco wanted someone on deck who could help motivate the rest of the team. Luka got promoted to the lead deckhand position, and Captain Jason recommended him to Captain Sandy. 

Now, Luka is back on deck with the Mustique crew.

Watch new episodes of Below Deck Mediterranean on Mondays at 8/7c on Bravo, and stream episodes the next day on Peacock.

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