Captain Lee Said He Was ‘Edited Out’ of Below Deck

Captain Lee Rosbach is undeniably the face of the “Below Deck” franchise, which has grow to be a wildly standard show for Bravo and spawned 4 totally different spinoffs, however he lately revealed that he wasn’t even speculated to be on the show.

During an interview on the Heart of the Matter podcast hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, Rosbach opened up about his expertise on “Below Deck” and the way he wasn’t even speculated to be featured because the captain of Honor.

Captain Lee defined that he thought he was simply delivering the boat in Saint Martin and keeping track of it each few days on behalf of the yacht’s house owners. “See, I assumed I used to be heading all the way down to Saint Martin for only a gravy practice, drop the boat off, go examine on it each three or 4 days, receives a commission double pay, sit on the seaside, drink foo-foo drinks for six weeks, deliver [my wife] Mary Anne down, and revel in life,” he shared.

However, he stated the captain that had been employed for “Below Deck” did not have sufficient expertise, “so the insurance coverage firm pulled the plug on him,” he defined. Rosbach shared that the yacht house owners then gave the “Below Deck” producers an ultimatum: “My boss is, like most billionaires, he simply actually would not… One million {dollars} would not transfer the needle a lot for him, so he stated, ‘Either use my captain or we’re out of right here.'”

Captain Lee Said Even Though He Was the Captain, the Show Was Initially Shot Around Him

Even although Rosbach was the brand new captain of the motor yacht Honor, he nonetheless wasn’t speculated to be featured on “Below Deck,” he revealed. He advised Vargas of their interview, “[Producers] stated, like, ‘Listen, we will have to make use of the old man.’ They truly tried to shoot round me.” He shared that they did not need an “old” captain as a result of they wished the show to have a youthful enchantment.

The producers’ determination turned out to not be a success with the community, nonetheless. “That’s why the discharge date took so lengthy to get out,” Rosbach defined. “Because I used to be edited out of a lot of the scenes. So when Bravo received ahold of that, I feel we solely shot 10 episodes to start with. And Bravo received it, and so they stated, ‘Well, the place’s the captain?’ They stated, ‘Well, we determined to shoot round him and minimize him out.'”

Rosbach shared that Bravo then advised producers to “Go again and do it once more.” He stated they did not should reshoot the show however needed to reedit to incorporate him within the storyline. “So submit wasn’t actual glad,” he shared.

Rosbach Became the Beloved Face of the Franchise

Not solely did Rosbach grow to be a key a part of the “Below Deck” franchise, he is now undoubtedly essentially the most beloved cast member and affectionately referred to as the “Stud of the Sea.”

During his dialog with Vargas, Rosbach stated he undoubtedly wasn’t anticipating the celebrity that got here with “Below Deck.”

“I wasn’t completely unprepared for any of this,” he confessed. “I actually was. It simply wasn’t… Well, no person offers you a handbook on the best way to take care of this form of factor. I’m only a working class man. I wasn’t prepared for celeb, or stardom, or any of these items. And I nonetheless take into account myself only a captain that will get filmed doing his job.”

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