Kate Chastain Leaves ‘Below Deck’ After 6 Seasons
Kate Chastain is out.
After appearing on the Bravo hit Below Deck for the past 6 seasons, Kate took to Instagram following last night’s reunion episode to reveal that she would not be returning for season 8.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land-based role,” she posted, according to a new report from PEOPLE. “I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen.”
The news will certainly come as a surprise to fans of the show as Kate quickly become a fan favourite, along with Lee Rosbach.
While not a Real Housewife, Kate does have some similarities with the women from that franchise.
As previously reported, Bravo is currently in the midst of reworking the structure of some of its most popular shows and big salaries are the first thing to go. While this seems to be her decision to leave the show, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to later find out that something like that was a factor, too.