Captain Kerry replaces Captain Lee for season 11 of “Below Deck”

According to insiders, Captain Kerry Titheradge of Adventure under the bridge will take the place of Lee, 73, for season 11 of the nautical series, which will begin filming in Grenada later this week.

News of Lee’s exit comes just months after Captain Sandy Yawn stepped in to replace the Michigan native during Under the bridge season 10.

“Capt Sandy came in a[d] bailed me out of a tough spot and I appreciate his efforts,” Lee, who starred in Under the bridge since her debut in 2011, tweeted about her premature farewell at the time.

During the December 2022 episode, viewers watched Lee say goodbye to his crew before returning to the United States to deal with lingering health issues.

“I’m going back to [United] United States, sort this out – and as soon as I do – I’ll be on the first plane back here and I’ll tell whoever’s on board to get the f—k off my boat,” he joked to his friends. teammates announcing the news.

While the captain noted that he planned to return to charter to finish the season – and called his airfare a “round trip” – he told his fellow cast members he wanted “doing well” by withdrawing.

“As you know I struggled with my mobility, and it was difficult and I let you down and for that I apologize. So I made the decision to jump ship,” he said. he explained. “One of my biggest problems now is that I can’t observe. I don’t know who is doing what, that’s my job,” he added. They expect that from me. There comes a time when a captain is really objective, he should put the best interests of his crew first.

Prior to his departure from St. David, Lee said exclusively We that his health problems were improving.

“The back surgery went really well,” he said exclusively. We in December 2022. “You will discover this season that I am doing something that I have never done before in my career or in my life. And there’s going to be a lot of situations where you’re like, ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming at all.’ And not only will this be true for viewers, [but] it was also true for me and the crew.

The reasons for Lee’s official exit have yet to be shared, but the seasoned vet would likely give Kerry his approval.

While the Australian native – who starred in Adventure under the bridge since its inception in November 2022 – is a Bravo newbie, it has exclusively opened up to We last month about the advice Captain Lee gave her while they teamed up for a round of golf.

“‘Be yourself. Be that same guy I used to golf with,'” Kerry Lee recalled telling her. “And then I asked him about social media and how to do that. I said, ‘ I heard that I should get someone to do it, so I don’t get caught.’ He says, ‘No, do your own social media. Don’t let anyone do that.

Kerry also revealed that he then met Lee again at BravoCon in October 2022, where the former restaurateur gave him words of encouragement before the Adventure first.

“The show hadn’t come out yet, but we had a conversation and he was like, ‘Man, you’re gonna do great. You are going to do really well. I can see him.’ He says, “You’re going to do fantastic in this franchise.” And then he chatted with my daughter. It was cool.”


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