• Captain Lee Rosbach will not be returning for the 11th season of Below Deck, to be premiered in February 2023
• Captain Kerry Titheradge will be replacing Captain Lee as the captain of M/Y St. David
• The new season will feature old crew members Fraser Olender and Ben Willoughby, along with new crew members Anthony Iracane, Jared Woodin, Marie “Sunny” Marquis, Kyle Stillie, Cat Baugh, Xandi Olivier, and Barbie Pascual.
Here is what happened:
Captain Lee Rosbach, beloved star of Bravo’s Below Deck, will not be returning for the series’ upcoming 11th season. The announcement came during BravoCon 2023, with Captain Lee’s departure officially confirmed by the network. However, fans need not worry, as a familiar face is set to take over. Captain Kerry Titheradge, who is known for his role on Below Deck Adventure, will be stepping in to helm the M/Y St. David as Lee’s replacement. Chief Stew Fraser Olender and lead deckhand Ben Willoughby will be returning for the new season as well.
The decision for Captain Lee to leave the show comes after a turbulent season 10, during which he suffered from health issues and had to leave mid-charter to seek medical care. Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean temporarily filled in for him until he was able to return following a successful surgery. In the season 11 trailer, Captain Kerry acknowledges the challenge of replacing an iconic figure like Captain Lee but expresses his confidence and determination to step up to the plate.
Captain Kerry wastes no time in setting the tone for his crew, making it clear that he expects nothing less than perfection. He emphasizes the importance of hard work and warns that he will not hesitate to take action if anyone messes around. The first look at the new season promises an abundance of drama, with temperamental new passengers, crew members engaging in romantic encounters, and a whole lot of crew drama.
Below Deck’s 11th season is set to premiere on Monday, February 5th, at 9 p.m. on Bravo. The cast for the upcoming season includes Captain Kerry Titheradge, Chief Stew Frasier Olender, Deckhand Ben Willoughby, Deckhand Kyle Stillie, Stew Xandi Olivier, Stew Barbie Pascual, Stew Cat Baugh, Deckhand Marie “Sunny” Marquis, Chef Anthony Iracane, and Bosun Jared Woodin.
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