Chief Steward Fraser Olender and Lead Deckhand Ben Willoughby may have their differences and bicker on Below Deck season 11, but they can agree on one thing. Captain Kerry Titheradge doesn’t mess around when it comes to firing crew who break his trust and don’t live up to his high standards. Both Fraser and Ben spoke out about Captain Kerry firing more cast than Captain Sandy Yawn did on Below Deck season 10. So, who gets fired on Below Deck season 11 and whom are the replacement crew?
Ben and Fraser told E! News it’s a new record number of cast members sacked in Below Deck history. “There’s a significant turnover this year. I don’t go anywhere though, so thank God for that,” Fraser said in his interview.
“You’re going to see more firings, more crew turnover, than you did last season. Once the premiere airs, you might be able to see how everybody fits into the pecking order and maybe you’ll get a little glimpse there,” Ben said in an interview with Punkee. “There’s a few more than last season, and probably the same number of boatmances to be honest.”
Captain Kerry sure made it crystal clear he doesn’t mess around on the Below Deck season 11 premiere. “Don’t take my kindness for weakness. Alright, I will [bleeping] turn in a heartbeat, alright, if you start taking the piss. The way I run a yacht, firm but fair. I give all my crew upfront. But as soon as you disrespect me, you’re out of here.”
“I’ll change you out if you can’t do your job,” Captain Kerry warns at the end of the premiere. During the middle of charter one, Bosun Jared Woodin‘s made a few blunders making it clear he’s on very thin ice. First he dropped the anchor while docked to demonstrate to his deck team. However, he didn’t inform Captain Kerry, which was a big mistake. Then he somehow decided to drop more chain on the first anchoring, not checking in with Captain Kerry.
Who Gets Fired On Below Deck Season 11 & How Many Firings?
The Below Deck season 11 trailer shows even more blunders — including Jared being so loud while drunk he wakes up the captain — that make it clear Jared gets fired. If that wasn’t enough, Bravo didn’t even bother making him his own bio page. Episode 2 and 4’s descriptions add even more evidence he gets let go. On episode 2’s “Pier Pressure”, Jared fails to lead. “Capt. Kerry docks St. David for the first time, but the deck team’s lack of communication could lead to a disastrous end to the first charter.”
Episode 4’s description makes it sound like Captain Kerry’s at the end of his rope with Jared. “Jared’s personal challenges take a toll on him as Captain Kerry takes notice.”
French Chef Anthony Iracane could be in some trouble after his terrible tardiness cooking a four-course meal for the hot-tub hookup primary charter guests. Chef Anthony cooks some of the best food dishes yet seen on Below Deck. However, he’s taking a couple hours too long to do it. Episode 3, “Breaking Barbie”, reveals Chef Anthony gets in even more hot water with Captain Kerry.
“Chef Anthony struggles to keep up with the demands of feeding both the guests and the crew, prompting Captain Kerry to step in.” A hangry crew is a mutinous crew. Captain Kerry can’t have that.
Interior crew also has a lot of staffing issues. California blonde stew Cat Baugh was overwhelmed by the demand of superyachting she started to cry on the first episode. “Cat struggles to find her place within the crew,” reads part of episode 4’s description, suggesting Cat could get fired.
However, Argentinian bombshell Barbie Pascual also could’ve joined the long list of fired Below Deck cast. Barbie’s boatmance with deckhand Kyle Stillie and her likely self-entitled attitude from her rich dad spoiling her could cause friction in interior. She also apparently tests Fraser’s authority, showing insubordination. “Fraser urges Barbie to be kinder toward [Cat], which in turn ignites a new feud between Barbie and Fraser,” reads part of episode 3’s description. Things only deteriorate in episode 4: “Barbie continues to test boundaries with Fraser.”
That said, fans can’t rule out South African “witch and vampire” Xandi Olivier getting the boot, too. The trailers show Xandi is a huge partier on crew nights out. Drinking excessively often gets crew members in trouble with their captains. Add in Xandi’s crippling anxiety, along with cameras rolling 24/7, and she may also be on crew member fired.
If Ben’s math is correct, as many as five crew members could be fired on Below Deck season 11. That said, it’s more likely three or four were fired in Grenada.
Who Are The Replacement Crew Members On Season 11?
Ben hinted that a few “familiar faces” return on Below Deck season 11 as replacement cast members. First off, it’s almost certain fan-favorite Hayley De Sola Pinto returns. Her Instagram shows she was in LA with Ben and Fraser in the summer of 2023. The three Below Deck season 10 co-stars were likely all brought to LA by production to do final confessional interviews for season 11.
Below Deck season 11 spoilers also reveals Below Deck season 9‘s Lead Deckhand Jake Foulger‘s ex fiancée and model Paris Fields is followed by much of the Below Deck season 11 cast. Furthermore, two crew members on Bravo’s website mention “Paris” as their best friend of the crew on season 11.
South African Dylan De Villiers, age 24, appears to be a replacement deckhand on Below Deck season 11. Dylan’s Instagram shows he follows and is followed by the Below Deck season 11 cast.
If Chef Anthony gets fired for being too slow, we’re unsure who replaces him at this time. However, BDDU season 2‘s Tzarina Mace-Ralph is a larger-than-life character who would’ve definitely spiced things up.