Kate Chastain would only consider returning to Below Deck as a chief stew if she was offered a very large amount of money from Bravo.
Cheif stew Kate Chastain left after Below Deck season 7, but she would consider returning if she was offered a large amount of money. During the last season Kate appeared on, she did not get along with several members of her crew. She and Chef Kevin Dodson were at odds since the beginning of the season as they both had different ways of performing their jobs. Kate also had issues with bosun Ashton Pienaar. At one point, the chief stew even left the boat and threatened to quit after a heated exchange with Ashton.
Luckily, Kate Chastain was able to get past her beef with some of her crewmates and focus on her job rather than Kevin and Ashton. After Below Deck season 7 aired, Kate announced that she won’t be returning to the show, and decided to start a new fresh life in New York City instead. Alas, within a few months, she moved back to Florida, where she is now neighbors with Chef Ben Robinson from seasons 1 through 4 of the show.
During an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, former chief stew Kate Chastain revealed that she’d only return to Below Deck if she was offered a very large amount of money. “It would take a lot of money. I would take a page out of Ben [Robinson]’s book,” Kate said about her potential return. “There was a couple of seasons where he would come in as the save the day guy for, like, one, maybe two [episodes]. That’s the only way I would ever consider it.” While Kate may no longer be a part of the cast, she gets the best of both worlds by offering commentary on Below Deck Galley Talks.
“It is ideal […] I’m really enjoying the show. I see why people like it so much and I like it even better sitting on a couch, drinking a glass of wine,” Kate noted, adding that this is the best way to watch Below Deck. Kate announced her departure from the show in February 2020 after six seasons on the show. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year [to a] new, land-based role,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. The reality star added that she intends “to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family” and focus on becoming financially independent while also continuing to support “His Majesty Andy Cohen.” Kate’s humorous statement mirrored the language that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used to announce they were taking a step back from their royal duties.
Kate has no interest in returning to Below Deck now that she offers commentary for the show. The network would need to cough quite a bit of money for Kate to even consider stepping on another yacht. Maybe one day, if Captain Lee is ever in desperate need of a chief stew, Kate will swoop in to save the day.
Sources: Us Weekly
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