This story is absolutely insane to me. Below Deck (with Captain Lee) is literally the biggest show on Bravo. But today, Eddie has said their cast is THE LEAST PAID! And yet, he has not been renewed!
However, despite being a reality star on Bravo’s top-rated series — with ratings that can surpass even the “Real Housewives” franchise — Lucas explained they don’t exactly get paid the same as the other reality stars. He also weighed in on why, for so many in the yachting industry, buying a house in this market has been burdensome.
“There is somebody monetizing off of the show, but it’s definitely not us,” Lucas claimed. “‘Below Deck’ — regardless of it being the most popular show on Bravo — we are the lowest-paid cast members.”
Lucas explained that even though they put in labor and need to obtain specialized licenses for what they do, it has been “frustrating” watching other reality stars earn millions.
“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,” Lucas said.
“I was not invited back to do another season,” Lucas revealed. “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.”
Wow, I am speechless. But that is 41 Minds for you. IDIOTS!