Offering his two cents. Captain Lee addressed Eddie Lucas‘ potential return to Below Deck after the bosun claimed their cast was the “lowest-paid” at Bravo.“I’ve learned that [Eddie said that],” the Florida native, 73, exclusively 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.”According to the captain, there is a chance Eddie might come back to the franchise. “Never’s a big word and it’s a very long time,” Captain Lee noted, before confirming that he would work with his former costar again “in a heartbeat.”The reality star’s insight comes months after Eddie made headlines when he announced his departure. (The Below Deck alum starred in the hit Bravo series from 2013 to 2015.
He returned in seasons 8 and 9 to help Captain Lee on deck.)“I was not invited back to do another season,” the exterior crew member told the New York Post in May. “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.”At the time, Eddie revealed he had issues with how the Below Deck cast was paid for their work. “There is somebody monetizing off of the show, but it’s definitely not us,” he claimed. “Below Deck — regardless of it being the most popular show on Bravo — we are the lowest-paid cast members.”The Connecticut native continued: “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 —Read more on usmagazine.com