Former ‘Below Deck Down Under’ Stars: Where Are They Now?
07.12.2022 - 17:09
Checking in on the crew. Bravo and Peacock viewers were in for a treat with the premiere of Below Deck Down Under — with many of the show’s stars leaving a lasting impression.
The spinoff series, which debuted in 2022, featured Below Deck Mediterranean alum Aesha Scott. The chief stew joined Captain Jason Chambers and the rest of the group in Australia. Ahead of the first season’s debut, Captain Jason hinted that fans would be shocked by the way chef Ryan McKeown would behave on screen.
“I like everyone. We all had a great time. [Ryan’s] food was great and you saw in the first episode that the guests responded to his food,” he exclusively told Us Weekly in March 2022, noting that Ryan would “stir up drama” the most. “Every crew battles fatigue and working environments change and attitudes change. And then when the attitude changes, as I said, they lose focus.”
The Australia native noted that he wasn’t going to keep crew members around if they created problems in the workplace. After the chef found himself at odds with Aesha and Jason, he was asked to leave the boat.
According to Aesha, it was “difficult” to get on the same page with Ryan. “If arrogant was, like, personified, it would be Ryan. He’s a very arrogant man,” the New Zealand native shared with Us in March 2022. “I think that that’s something that everyone — not just as a chef — it’s kind of difficult to be around anyone that’s arrogant.”
Ryan, for his part, took to social media to stand by his behavior, writing via Instagram in August 2022, “Not everyone gets the same version of me. One person might tell you I’m an amazingly, beautiful soul. The other might say I’m a cold-hearted asshole — believe them both. I act accordingly.”
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