Captain Lee Rosbach discussed Eddie Lucas returning to Below Deck after Season 10 for the first time, explaining that he believes there is a chance the veteran Bravo star could return at some point.
Back in May, Eddie revealed that his cast was the “lowest-paid” at Bravo, especially when compared to the Real Housewives franchise.
“I’ve learned that [Eddie said that],” Captain Lee told Us Weekly while promoting Season 10 of Below Deck. “Never say never because things change. Attitudes change. I used to [like] Coca-Cola and now I don’t care for it so much. You’re gonna morph into something different as time goes on.”
WATCH! — Captain Lee Rosbach On Eddie Lucas Returning To Below Deck: “Never Say Never”
The OG Below Deck captain went on to explain that there is always a chance Eddie could return to the franchise in the future, despite his comments. “Never’s a big word and it’s a very long time,” he revealed, adding that he would work with Eddie again “in a heartbeat.”
Captain Lee’s comments about Eddie Lucas returning to Below Deck after Season 10 come months after Eddie revealed his thoughts on how much he made during his run on the show.
“There is somebody monetizing off of the show, but it’s definitely not us,” he told the New York Post after buying his first house. “Below Deck — regardless of it being the most popular show on Bravo — we are the lowest-paid cast members.”
He went on to explain that even though the cast puts in labour and needs to get special licenses for their jobs on the yachts, it has been “frustrating” for him to watch some of the other Bravo stars walk away with much more.
“While we do get paid better than a normal yachtie, of course, we are still not getting paid what people like the Housewives are making, which is a little frustrating, because they’re not really working — they’re just going out to dinner and fighting,” he dished.
At the time, Eddie also revealed that he was fired from the series and was not invited to be a part of Season 10, despite what some fans may have wanted.
“I was not invited back to do another season,” he said. “I actually didn’t even get a phone call from them saying they hired someone else — which kind of goes to show what the production entails. Everyone on Below Deck is expendable.”
Season 10 of Below Deck — with Captain Lee Rosbach at the helm alongside returning cast members Chef Rachel Hargrove and newly-minted Chief Stew Fraser Olender — premieres tonight, Monday, November 21 at 8/7c on Bravo.