‘Below Deck’ Producers Reveal They Had To Get A Cast Member Professional Help: ‘There Were Danger Signs’
Below Deck producers have revealed in a new interview that they once had to get a cast member professional help following filming for the show.
In an Entertainment Weekly feature, producers from 51 Minds were interviewed in regards to their work on another hit reality show, VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire. In 2009, the reality TV world was shaken by the news that a contestant on the show had been accused of murder just months after the show wrapped production.
The incident caused the industry to change, the report reveals. Background checks are now even more intense and as Below Deck producers indicate, they have taken additional steps in the years since to ensure that the cast, crew, and all involved are safe.
“We are more careful after the show stops taping to keep in close contact with everybody,” said 51 Minds co-founder Mark Cronin. “We keep an eye on them.”
“We had a woman on Below Deck who needed psychological counseling after the show,” he continued. “There were danger signs, she was crying out for help in different ways, and we made sure she got professional help.”
While Cronin didn’t indicate which cast member had to receive help, only one really comes to mind to fans of the show.
The Entertainment Weekly feature is a great deep-dive into the reality TV world so if you’re obsessed with it just like we are, we recommend you give it a read.
Below Deck airs Mondays on Bravo.