‘Below Deck’: Fans React to the News That Kate Chastain Has Left the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain

Another main Bravo forged member has departed as Kate Chastain from Below Deck introduced she is leaving the present. Moments after the ultimate installment of the reunion aired, Chastain shared to Instagram that she is transferring on after six seasons.

Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain
Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land based role,” she shared together with a photograph in her chief stew uniform. “I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen.”

Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Mediterranean replied, “Congrats girl!” Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Med tweeted, “All the best @Kate_Chastain! Have no doubt you will be successful at anything you pursue. Life is short. MAKE IT COUNT!”

Some followers had been shocked

Although Chastain hinted she could dangle up her skort after this season, the information took some followers abruptly. Captain Lee Rosbach replied to a tweet from a fan hoping the information was pretend. “It isn’t,” he responded.

One fan took the news pretty hard. “Day of mourning as @Kate_Chastain announces she’s leaving Below Deck. @BravoTV worst day in tv history,” the individual tweeted. Another simply wrote, “I’m VERY upset about this.”

A couple of followers insisted they won’t watch the show anymore if Chastain isn’t going to be on it. “No way will I be watching #BelowDeck anymore if @Kate_Chastain is leaving. She is the show. I’m not interested in getting to know a new cast EVERY season without the exception of the Chief Stew. I’d feel the same way about @hannahferrier_.”

Another fan had a suggestion about who might step into the chief stew function. “@Kate_Chastain had a good run, all the best in her new adventures. Maybe replace Kate with @josiahcarter_ He was an excellent second stew. Happy you’re still with us Captain. We might have lost one of the propellers, but we didn’t lose the wheel.”

Some followers desire a spin-off

Several followers additionally wished her well. “Thrilled for @Kate_Chastain leaving #belowdeck to find a new passion after the most recent season she absolutely deserves something that makes her as excited as her early days in yachting. Sad that it’s the end of the kate and @capthlr double act tho. Very best wishes Kate,” one individual wrote.

A couple of followers don’t suppose that is the final they’ll hear from Chastain. “Now that @Kate_Chastain will no longer be on #BelowDeck can we get her a spin off #bravotv?,” a Twitter user requested. Another added, “No!!!!! My world is no longer right!!!! She needs her own show!!”While many of the feedback had been constructive or expressed remorse that Chastain was leaving, just a few fans were happy to see her depart.

Below Deck reunion host Andy Cohen remarked through the reunion that Chastain was residing a brand new life in New York City. Plus Chastain shared that she was severely contemplating retirement when she talked to the hosts from Another Below Deck podcast. “I just turned 37 [and] I just don’t know at what age when wearing a skort is no longer appropriate,” she stated. “So I don’t suppose that I’ll be sporting a skort for much longer. 

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