‘Below Deck’: Kate Chastain Reveals That Eddie Lucas Was the Real Reason She Joined the Show (Exclusive)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Connie Arias, David Bradberry, Kate Chastain, Eddie Lucas

In entrance of a packed viewers, Kate Chastain from Below Deck revealed the actual motive she wished to develop into chief stew on the present.

Chastain and Captain Lee Rosbach had a candid dialogue in entrance of a Columbus, Ohio viewers, sharing never-before-revealed particulars. The occasion, produced by Stars Marketing Group, was hosted by Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Mediterranean and the group didn’t maintain again spilling secrets and techniques.

Connie Arias, David Bradberry, Kate Chastain, Eddie Lucas
Connie Arias, David Bradberry, Kate Chastain, Eddie Lucas | Paul Drinkwater/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Chastain beforehand shared she wished to affix the present as a result of she didn’t like how unique chief stew Adrienne Gang was doing her job. She advised podcast host, Taylor Strecker, she thought she might do a greater job. “It was embarrassing to my friends and family members,” Chastain advised Strecker. “I don’t want them to see this girl doing the job this way and think that’s what I do. Because she’s not displaying it great.” 

But Eddie Lucas could have sweetened the deal

Although Chastain had her eye on the job, she additionally had a watch on bosun Eddie Lucas. Lucas was one of many unique forged members and remained on the present for 3 stable seasons. “Fun fact, Eddie was the reason I wanted to get on the show,” Chastain stated as the group went wild. “He looked like a Kennedy.”

“He’s like a New England Kennedy,” Chastain remembers. “But then I bought there, and he’s shorter than me! But then, on Watch What Happens [Live] he had a beard and he’s wanting actual good.”

Chastain turns to Rosbach and says, “Can you hire him back, please? I think Eddie’d be a great bosun!” Rosbach agrees. “I think he’d be a really great bosun.” When Rosbach and the crew appeared on WWHL for the 100th Below Deck episode, he additionally shared he’d rent Lucas again.

Lucas is recreation to return however remarked on the present drama

The excellent news for followers is Lucas would return to the present. He even recognized a brand new crew member he’d like to work with too. “I would love to work with Josiah [Carter],” Lucas advised Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I think he would be great to work with. I connected with him a little bit last night, and he was a really nice guy. I feel like he would work really well [in] the group.”

Although Lucas would return, he’s involved concerning the darkness haunting season 7.  “When it comes to deck crew and everything, I don’t know. I don’t know who I’d really like to work with I haven’t met yet,” he stated. “I don’t know if any of them, to be honest. I’ve watched this current season, and it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth at times, so I can’t really put my finger on any of them right now.”

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Eddie Lucas |Denis Contreras/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

 “It’s been rough to watch,” he continued. “For me, my standards, I wouldn’t really think it’s going too well for them.” But Lucas gave props to Rosbach and Chastain. “I’m so proud of Captain Lee [Rosbach] and Kate [Chastain] and everyone else who has turned this show into this amazing hit that is now today, and it’s just really amazing,” he stated. “It’s really exciting, and I’m proud of the whole crew.”

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