‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee Confirms He Does Not Pick the Crew and Shane Coopersmith Describes How He Was Cast

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck recently confirmed that he will not be able to select his team for the series, which has long been a burning issue throughout the fandom.

Andy Bohn, Alexis Bellino, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain, Courtney Skippon
Andy Bohn, Alexis Bellino, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain, Courtney Skippon | Karolina Wojtasik / Bravo / NBCU Photo Bank

A fan asked Rosbach if he or anyone else could decide who would come to the show. He replied, “Someone else.” The issue is a hot topic as it is clear that some members are not related to a yacht.

Deckhand Shane Coopersmith, who eventually fired Rosbach, opened up about how he ended the show, admitting he was thrown. Coopersmith was filmed telling bosun Eddie Lucas that he was terribly green. Then he divided the two Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen and social media only entered the show to be an influencer.

He he posted his last minute on display, urging fans to keep following Instagram. One person praised him for starting the conversation on sustainability. “That was the plan !! Thank you and I am going to keep teaching! ”He replied.

Delegates said the work would be difficult, Shane Coopesmith revealed

Coopersmith described the throwing process in an interview on the Behind Velvet rope with David Yontef podcast. “[Producers] they were like, ‘Hey, like this is real work,’ ”he said.

Instead of being grounded by Rosbach, it was a producer who determined if Coopersmith was a seafarer. “As I remember sitting in the executive agent’s office upstairs in Hollywood and I said he was at his desk,” he said. “I was on the other side. It’s like, hey, this is a real fricking job. How you are going to work like 14 hours a day non-stop. It is a very unstable business. How they spout gas and like everything. ”

“I have not reached any representatives,” he said. “They have their own agenda and I wanted to put the blame on them, but you know, I signed up to their game at the end of the day and that’s how they like to run. ”

Adds, “I don’t think it’s advisable to tell you the truth, but that’s what they want to do. That is to have their own agenda to make money, I lead and gain fans. And they want to do that by making other people look bad, but I applied for their game and I played it. ”

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