'Below Deck' Season 8: Will James Hough be fired? His tag as an 'incorrigible flirt' could be a problem

One day you're earning tips off the services offer, the next you're on a flight back home. James Hough was almost fired from his first job after he flirted with the stews


                            'Below Deck' Season 8: Will James Hough be fired? His tag as an 'incorrigible flirt' could be a problem
James Hough (Bravo)

The yachting industry may be illustrious but it's highly unpredictable. One day you're earning tips off the services offer, the next you're on a flight back home. It's a high-stress, high-demand job and there's hardly ever space or patience for those are wavering. 

In the previous week's episode of 'Below Deck' Season 8, Captain Lee Rosbach had no patience for a crying Francesca Rubi, who genuinely seemed overworked for day one. She didn't have the time to sit down for a moment or had much help from her team simply because they are slow and are in need of training before they can serve charter guests. 

Bosun Eddie Lucas too made it a point that there's no room for slip-ups. His patience with Shane Coopersmith is growing thin and it's evident. But deckhand James Hough is yet to be on anyone's radar because he has been doing his job well. But it's only episode two and a few days into the first charter. It's only a matter of time before James starts to live up to the moniker Bravo has awarded to the reality TV star. "James is an incorrigible flirt—his shameless pursuit of several stews onboard nearly got him fired from his first job, and he was forced to shape up or ship out," his bio reads. 

And in the preview and show's trailer, we see him get close to Elizabeth Frankini in a tub and there's also Francesca whom he seems to be interested in. Will this change the team dynamic or will the parties involved be able to handle the hormones? Time will tell. 

James is an open and easy person to be around, at least that is what it appeared to be when he readily agreed to entertain guests in a shiny speedo. He was "thrown in the deep end," sure but didn't mind twerking for tips either. Basically, he's someone who can be trusted when it comes to casual flings and dates.  

Catch all the new episodes of 'Below Deck' Season 8 on Bravo every Monday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings. 

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