Below Deck and its spinoff series may be reality TV shows, but there can be real-life consequences for the crew’s actions both on and off the ship.
Over the years, stars including Hannah Ferrier, Peter Hunziker and Shane Coopersmith have been fired from their respective charters for a variety of reasons.
Below Deck Mediterranean’s Hannah was terminated after she was caught with Valium on board during season 5 of the series in 2020. Two months prior, Peter was cut by Bravo after he made racially charged comments amid the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020.
Below Deck’s Shane, on the other hand, was sent packing during season 8, following a poor performance on the yacht.
“Unfortunately, the time has come for us to part company,” Captain Lee Rosbach told the deckhand during a December 2020 episode. “You’re just not getting it done for me.”
Shane was surprised by his firing, telling the cameras, “I feel empty, like a vacuum just sucked everything up inside of me. Giving everything I knew I could give, it wasn’t enough.”
Scroll down to see all of the stars fired from the Below Deck franchise over the years.